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Younger Than Yesterday

Being born in the mid-‘50s, my schoolmates and I were just old enough to look on in wonder at the ...

Lasting Things

For a dozen days before Christmas last month, I took a trip to Southern Florida. A native San Diegan and ...

The Blue Star

Back in the '60s, there was a kid who lived on a cul-de-sac with a yard facing the drainage ditch ...

College & University, Revisited

I grew up near the corner of Avenues College and University, which sounds like a bad metaphor but is really ...

The Background Noise of Days Gone By

The movie American Graffitti closes with the scene of Richard Dreyfuss heading off to college, sitting in the seat of ...

Soundsville

The site of the little shopping mall along University Avenue between Rolando Blvd and Aragon Drive was once at the ...

Remembering the Coach on Montezuma Mesa

I go to way too many funerals and memorial services nowadays. It's that time of life. I spend a lot ...

It Can Still Happen

It was a fall morning in 2008. The impression that all was not going swimmingly economics-wise had reached critical mass. ...

Mundane Magic

For the first three decades of adulthood, the place where I grew up was a link to a world for ...

Good Deeds Along the 15 North

Growing up as an SDSU area local, Inland North County was always the Unknown Zone. Until a dozen years ago, ...

SDSU and Me

This university has loomed large with me from the earliest days of my life. Dad was starting on a master’s ...

Doo-Wop Era, College Area

The world was not exactly a technologically primitive place at the time this guy I am now was born. A ...

Reflections on Rolando

This neighborhood of mine was laid out in the late 1920s to provide a complementary community for the new San ...

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