| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
A year ago, my editor at this paper was nice enough to let me write about the five-year anniversary of one of my four sons being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Writing about a devastating diagnosis was cathartic, and now I have a positive update....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:15 AM
If states were poets, California would be big and craggy like Robinson Jeffers, but who would Connecticut be? A consensus of Nutmeg Staters might say Wallace Stevens, the stolid, conservative insurance executive by day who, in his spare hours,...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:06 PM
It was a night of heartfelt giving at Newport's Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
The American Heart Assn.sponsored the 2012 Heart and Stroke Ball, and the crowd of some 400 guests gave and did so generously, as more than $550,000 was raised.
The black tie...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:59 PM
There's sure to be several big-time names at the 18th Toshiba Classic March 12-18 at Newport Beach Country Club. Three of those golfers have already committed.
Nick Price, the Toshiba Classic defending champion, along with Hall of Famer Tom Watson and...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Auto Racing-NASCAR Nationwide Series, Drive 4COPD 300 practice, 9 a.m. (ESPN2)
Men's College Basketball-Duke at Florida State, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Alabama at Arkansas, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Ohio Valley Conference game, 7 p.m. (ESPNU); Louisville at...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The CHOC Follies recently wrapped up its 15th annual production, "Christina and the Crystal Ball: A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set." It was a four-show run that played to some 2,300 cheering fans at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:47 PM
When its parishioners first began meeting, St. Mark Presbyterian Church lacked a house of worship.
The 60 or so congregants moved eight times in the span of two years, starting out at what is now the Oasis Senior Center. They worshiped in the Little...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly.
The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:31 AM
Men's College Basketball-Maui Invitational, seventh place game, 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU), fifth place game, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU), third place game, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), championship game, 9 p.m. (ESPN); Preseason NIT, semifinals, Virginia Commonwealth vs....
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:43 PM
It is the holiday luncheon of the season in Newport. Christmas at The Ritz, a tradition for the past 24 years, unfolded last Saturday, bringing together an overflow crowd of super-spirited folks thrilled to celebrate the season and support Chapman...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Poetry can be bloody and downright messy. Some poets just spill their guts onto the page, displaying pieces of their lives for readers to witness. Dick Allen, designated Poet Laureate of Connecticut in 2010, has delved into a different kind of messy...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:49 PM
Breakfast With A Champion is an annual event during Toshiba Classic week in Newport Beach. The event is presented by the Allergan Foundation. Allergan, the pharmaceutical giant, is known for skin enhancements, including Botox. So every year, there is at...