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Dear Grandson: On Doing It My Way

Dear Grandson: On Doing It My Way

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes singing lessons, sings in nearby clubs, and is shocked after meeting a very famous person.

Dear Grandson: Service Member of the Year and Taking Your Dad to Pro Sporting Events

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding is nominated for Service Member of the Year and takes his son to pro ballgames while living in Philadelphia in the ’70s.

The Transcendental Professor: Interview with Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz has quietly been structuring one of the four corners of the Southern California literary scene. Patrick A. Howell spoke with Dr. Lutz about receiving the American Book Award in 2008 and his take on current events.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XVI

John Michael continues his series, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about the passing of a beloved community member and evolving towards joy.

Risen Apes: Last Licks

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Last Licks,” Park shares his path to quitting alcohol, it wasn’t an easy one.

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