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I'm not a big fan of secular, made-up holidays, but Mother's Day is different. I love Mother's Day, and this Sunday I will call my mother, Rosalie, in Milwaukee and tell her that I love her. She'll tell me that she loves me and thank me for the fruit. I...
Samir Durrani GPA: 4.6 School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
Q: Would Joseph's brothers have asked for forgiveness if they were not about to starve to death? — R., Kenosha, Wis., via firstname.lastname@example.org A: Gandhi once famously remarked, "To a starving man, God is bread." His point is that our...
Q: Two of your last columns are tied together in my mind. Recently, you offered a prayer for the new pope and said, "Old practices that are true but not popular need to be preserved. Old practices that are just old and not true need to be let go." The...
A few years ago, the Newport Theatre Arts Center produced Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a play about a famous artist returning to his roots that had premiered at South Coast Repertory. Currently, NTAC is offering Margulies' "Brooklyn Boy,"...
Q: My wife and I had a discussion last night concerning the different time periods we actually celebrate Easter. Sometimes, Easter is in mid-April, and sometimes in early March. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 every year, yet there's no...
Tags: Islam, Holidays, Passover, Ramadan, Christian Orthodoxy
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
Tags: Holidays, Passover, Francis I, Roman Catholicism, Crucifixes
Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For suddenly...
Tags: Francis I, Religion and Belief, Rome (Italy), Israel
Q: The term "Mother Nature" is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature's fury, Mother Nature's wrath or Mother Nature "throwing everything at us." Isn't God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious...
Tags: Dix Hills, Religion and Belief, Margarine
First, let me thank my friends who now live in Florida and called me after the recent snowpocalypse in the Northeast to ask about my welfare — and to tell me that, by the way, it was 80 and sunny there. Probably because I did not lose power...
An overflow crowd of mourners gathered in Costa Mesa on Wednesday to honor a slain Newport Beach doctor on what would have been his 53rd birthday. Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members, many wearing yarmulkes, gathered at Harbor Lawn-Mt....
Piercing the sense of security at Newport Beach's cherished medical center, an elderly man fired six to seven rounds in a doctor's office Monday afternoon, leaving a prominent urologist dead. Dr. Ronald Gilbert, who practiced in the Hoag Hospital-...
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