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Fear or Phobia?

Blue Chips or Choco-Blue cookies? My mind was occupied trying to decide which snack I wanted, a conclusion near, when the woman in the window seat grabbed my arm with a vice grip worthy of someone twice her size. “Do you hear that?” she said. “That clicking noise? I’m...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012

So Many Issues, So Little Space

“Sell in May and go away.” Historically that’s been good advice for investors, and the stock market has been weak lately. Technicians have lots of explanations for this phenomenon, but you know the real reason, don’t you? It’s because all the stock gurus head to...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Hatch and Release: Stocking Up on White Sea Bass

Caring for 2,500 juvenile white sea bass is no easy task, but it’s worth it for the sake of the species to the many volunteers at the Balboa Angling Club’s Pacific Fisheries Enhancement Program. “It’s about giving back to marine life,” to the ocean, said volunteer and grow-out...
Posted On 12 Aug 2011

Whale Watching: Safety First – the Whale’s, That Is

  Ahoy! The whales are here and whale watching is excellent this year, with boaters reporting sightings directly off Newport’s coast. I am accustomed to seeing whales during yacht deliveries, especially when I am cruising just south of San Francisco or inPacific Northwest...