CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 |
Memoir of a chattering mind . . . Now, I'm a down-to-earth kind of guy, not given to imaginative extra-corporeal explanations for the mysteries of existence. Nonetheless, I don't rule out that human life might have some sort of spiritual component. Accordingly, it seems to me reasonable to explore that which reasonably promises to transcend the din and scramble of everyday life. Meditation, I think, falls into that category.
August 25, 2000 |
While the Dodgers don't have particularly pleasant memories of their last visit to Chicago, which included the fracas with fans in the Wrigley Field stands on May 16, they were putting their best faces forward before hitting the road. "I'm just going to play baseball. That's all I'm going there for and that's all I've got to say about that," said reliever Mike Fetters, who served a one-game suspension for his role in the melee. "Nothing.
January 15, 1997 |
Some soldiers came back to the Presidio on Monday, two years after the historic old fort at the foot of the Golden Gate was decommissioned and turned over to park rangers. Once again, if only for a day, the officer's club was filled with comrades freshly arrived from a common front. They assembled under the wrought-iron chandeliers to swap war stories and kick around tactics and also to listen to the rallying cries of their top leaders. "We can do this," the troops were admonished at lunch.
September 20, 1992 |
Suzan Green thinks there's something funny about divorce. Layoffs can be amusing; foreclosures, downright hysterical. Green calls herself a cartoon therapist, and she advises her analysands to take the laughing cure--an 8-by-10-inch sketch of their woes. For years, whenever a friend seemed down in the dumps over a troubled romance, Green, 43, a theme-park design consultant and free-lance illustrator, would draw her a cartoon.