This is a column about nothing. It's kind of like a show about nothing, just less entertaining — and a lot less lucrative.
Ten outstanding volunteers from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach were honored last Friday at the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon.
Jewel box: The Pearl Closet, a new jewelry shop at 670 S. Coast Hwy. Unit A, Laguna Beach, will hold its grand opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more. The shop was opened in honor of founder Anna Gonzalez-Earlywine's brother Tasos, who passed...
I patiently awaited the end of the world.
This will be the 22nd year in a row that I've observed Father's Day without my father. I was barely a teenager when he died, yet the memories are still painfully present. I can't help but feel a pang of sadness each year this day comes around and I am reminded once again that my dad isn't here for a...
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." — William Butler Yeats
I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share thoughts with the people of Iran, and see a...
They say kids don't read the paper anymore.
I talked to another of my favorite people from the harbor this week. Joyce Ibbetson, who has been the boating program director for UC Irvine for the past 34 years, took some time to answer a few of my questions.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: There's a lot of bad information out there about grammar. But seldom does it come bundled in a veritable value pack of linguistic baloney like the one I found in a link on Slate.com.
Ahoy, and summer officially begins next Friday!
We eight sat around a table last week on the shores of a lovely lake enjoying a picnic lunch.
A renewed debate over discipline in schools is taking place across the country as a backlash against zero-tolerance policies gains momentum.
Q: Among all the questions you receive about the conflict between science and religion, you seem to take the accommodationist route, insisting there is no conflict and misquoting Albert Einstein in a way that makes him seem religious. How can you a) ignore direct conflicts between science and...
Q: Our parents just told us they're getting divorced. We're not surprised, but they also told us they've stayed together all these years just for our sake, until we were grown. We feel very guilty, because they could've gone their separate ways and been happy if it hadn't been for us. Are we wrong...
President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen.
Comedian Louis C.K. has a routine, "Of Course, but Maybe," where he challenges long-held beliefs.
It's summertime in Newport Harbor, and I had promised earlier this year that I would check in with everyone.
The Daily Pilot's digital presence is constantly changing and improving, and we're excited to announce some new features we hope will help our readers get the news they want faster and better.
I've never had a good relationship with the sea, or really any large body of water where I could drown.
Ahoy, it is National Fishing and Boating Week!
"How did you compose the sentence, 'But I learned wrong.'"
You are invited to celebrate the induction of some of Newport-Mesa's finest community volunteers into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame at a noon luncheon June 14 at American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 in Newport Beach.
For my birthday this year my daughter Jenn gave me one of those photo books you create online.
John Curtis, a Daily Pilot reader, left a comment recently on our Facebook page that pretty much sums up this week's Daily Pilot Cup.
Recently a friend of mine suggested that when you find a great thinker in one intellectual area, probably that person would have some noteworthy thoughts in other areas as well.
Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue.
The Daily Pilot is home to opinion pieces that are often vibrant, thought-provoking and touching.
Q: Where did the Jewish/Christian idea of life after death come from?
The handsome, articulate, intelligent man wore a bright green midriff peasant blouse.