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The holiday season is upon us and with it comes visits with family and friends, and plenty of tasty food to eat at each gathering. Here are some who-done-it morsels full of flavor, fun and mystery. Hanna Denton has some big shoes to fill when she moves...
If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...
It came to my attention Saturday that a group using the community room at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library was the OC Writers Guild, which has been meeting weekly since July 2011. This group, which met through http://www.meetup.com, has aspiring...
Tags: Mountains, Authors, Libraries, Holidays, Thanksgiving
I love online dictionaries. They're so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis. Within minutes of checking Webster's New World College Dictionary at yourdictionary.com for a newspaper article I'...
Tags: Newspaper and Magazine, Slang
Money that was earmarked for a master plan for Costa Mesa's Library Services has instead been used to supplement Orange County funds for repairing the roof of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library. When money is tight, I can understand this. However,...
Tags: Mountains, Services and Shopping, Authors, Libraries, LEGO Group
There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...
Tags: Literature, Trials, Chicago Tribune, Murder, Arts and Culture
When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River. She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs. Alexander's imagination is perpetually tuned in to...
It takes one to know one. That playground taunt is, like so many cliches, grounded in truth. It really does take one to know one, which goes a long way toward explaining the perversely effective law enforcement personnel in the novels of Mo Hayder, the...
"What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?" The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
I often receive questions about miracles but rarely answer them. This isn't because I don't believe in miracles — because I do — but rather because there are some things from God that don't lend themselves to easy, facile explanations. Some...
Tags: William Saroyan, Torah, Karen Armstrong, Health, Philosophy
Q: Yesterday, my little grandson told me he was terrified of going to hell. For a moment, I didn't know how to reassure him. Then, I told him he shouldn't worry because very few people are going to hell. Most people who do bad things are actually going to...
Now that you've read Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, what's next? "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two books in the series that followed were worldwide blockbusters that left readers craving more books just like them. These three books,...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes, Finland, California, Libraries
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