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We eight sat around a table last week on the shores of a lovely lake enjoying a picnic lunch. It was a gorgeous Southern California afternoon — blue skies and fleecy, white clouds — and we relished our much-anticipated "hang" time together....
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses
A new health epidemic looms on the horizon like a ticking time bomb. It is the spectre of cumulative brain damage suffered from repetitive sub-concussive hits to the head in football and other sports. A concussion does not necessitate being knocked...
I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
The Festival of Children Foundation recently awarded $60,000 in grants to local charities for their work assisting children. A panel of six judges working for the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit chose 10 charities from among 48 applications to receive a...
Tags: Festive Events, Arts and Culture
I retired five years ago this week. Unbelievable. Time flies when you're having fun! I was 63 when I closed my office door for the final time and walked off into the sunset. But it was time to go. I stepped down after 37 years as Orange Coast College's...
Tags: Woody Allen, Colleges and Universities, Flu
Q: Why was Moses punished because he doubted water would arise in the desert? It seems like such a trivial reason for punishment after being a faithful servant for such a long time. — L., Ocala, Fla., via firstname.lastname@example.org A: Moses'...
Tags: The Beach Boys, Music, Egypt, Ocala, Bob Dylan
I first saw him one Sunday morning as I exited church. A man in his early 50s, he was carrying boxes to an information table at the back of the church. His hands were trembling in a way that was familiar to me. My heart went out to him. "Look," I...
In the spirit of my life work with Fr. Tom Hartman (who sends his love to all even as he enters the deepest fog of Parkinson's disease), I offer my annual Hanukkah greeting for people who don't celebrate Hanukkah. Next week, I'll send along my Christmas...
Although I have written on the dangers of concussions in this space before, the consequences are so dire that it is worth revisiting the subject for my friends in Newport-Mesa. Although the National Football League is the focus of most media coverage,...
My friend and I are more than pals. We've become, well, brothers. It's no different than what I experienced decades ago when I served in the U.S. military and had a number of Army "brothers." They were my closest buddies. I would have willingly given my...
More than 200 high school students, including those in the Costa Mesa-based Coastline Regional Occupational Program, got an inside look at the stem cell research at UC Irvine. UCI's Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center opened its doors Monday for...
A group of UC Irvine scientists have contributed to an international study that could help researchers develop medicines for brain conditions. After studying two-and-a-half male human brains, the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science and the...
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