Monthly Archives: June 2011

Shakespeare by the Sea

If you’re looking for free outdoor entertainment, see Shakespeare as it was originally presented in the public square. It’s family friendly and free at 18 parks throughout LA & Orange County. This year’s productions: the romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” and the ultimate family drama, “The Tragedy of King Lear” (might want to leave […]

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun


Too much time in the sun can wreak havoc on your eyes, upping your risk for major eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.

The God Question: What do we really know?

When we talk about God, it is in the context of a 2,000-year-old conversation in which nothing significant has been brought to the table for a great many years…

There Is Nothing Wrong with You

I met Peter at a summer camp for the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Hampshire, England. I was teaching a day on self-esteem to 50 teenagers, and Peter was in the class. They were like any large group of teenagers in school—creative, unruly, funny, boisterous, challenging, very energetic . . . and blind. […]

One Lucky Elephant

Lucky is a subjective word. The central human character in this endearing film, David Balding, was certainly lucky to make a deep connection with his massive friend, Flora. But whether Flora was equally lucky is less certain. How lucky is any wild animal, really, when taken from its native habitat and made to perform in […]