Community Blog Entries

A Man’s Thoughts While Smoking in His Truck

Back in the truck he lights up in perfect privacy the precious red Marlboro he’s been concealing in glove compartment ...

A Man's Thoughts While Smoking in His Truck

Back in the truck he lights up in perfect privacy the precious red Marlboro he’s been concealing in glove compartment ...

Just in time for Yosemite

They say timing is everything. That statement was especially true for me recently. I had planned a trip to Yosemite ...

Tolerating Zona Norte

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/15/54861/ The gritty streets of Zona Norte provide clear boundaries when you enter and exit, you don't need street names. ...

I Am Ready

The die has been cast. The mold has been set. I am unafraid to claim that I am a Disciple ...

ENSENADA'S SAVORY SEAFOOD CONNECTION

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/18/26397/ I have to admit that finding a good place to enjoy great seafood in Ensenada is about as difficult ...

On Crossing and Crossing

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/05/54323/ The other side of the street feels more like a motel is supposed to feel, or a hotel, which ...

Threat of Republican Terrorists

Dear President Obama, We're here because we, the American citizens, have had our government taken and held hostage by the ...

Free monthly photo contest

Check out my free monthly photo contest sponsored by Nelson Photo in Little Italy: http://www.markholmesphoto.com/news/209-october-photo-competition.html

Do Tests Kill the Love of Learning?

One of my all-time favorite films is Dead Poets Society, the story of an English teacher in an elite college ...

Mayoral Candidate David Alvarez refuses to stand up to Walmart but claims to "protect neighborhoods"

I find it interesting that the Democratic Party is supporting David Alvarez after his failure to stand up to one ...

Kyle's Ultimate Burger Challenge at Nicky Rotten's - Coronado

One of my favorite things to do--even as a San Diego native--is to take the ferry across from Downtown to ...

From America's Finest to Texas' Oldest- What a Difference A City Makes

It was odd to move across the country and see our San Diego mayor splashed across the news. What a ...

Love Cupcake "stands up for kids" - Eat a cupcake; help homeless youth

Four months after opening her cafe...after hurdling over the challenges of being laid off...after being reunited with an uncle she ...

Memories of the old Central Public Library

The nostalgic scent of urine-infested sidewalks. Fear of getting mugged as a student trying to complete her research assignments. Wondering ...

Why you should vote for Bruce Coons for San Diego mayor

If we learned anything from the ousting of Mayor Bob Filner it should be that integrity is of the utmost ...

Best airport to be stranded: SAN

She was bawling. Bags in hand, this seemingly youthful 20-something-year-old passed through a crowd of on-lookers, stealing their attention as ...

Rodeo Daze-Cowboys and Drunk Indians

Piggin' strings and bucking shoots used to be part of my everyday life. Rodeo clowns were my constant companions and ...

How to save the world while dining out

Two chain restaurants are collaborating with non-profit organizations and asking for patrons to help raise money for these causes. Chili's ...

5 things to know before your toes touch the ocean

This is Nick. He is the lifeguard on duty today at Grandview Beach in Leucadia. He is the only one ...