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Sunday, December 17, 2017

God Bless them all, every one!

As a kid, I didn't know I'd end up looking the way I do. Just look at the skinny rustic above in the Squaremont box. When you're a mature gentleman with a full white beard,...

“The Best of the Best. Of the Best.”

The Breeder's Cup has been described as, "The Best of the Best. Of the Best." Think about that... Even bashful Muhammed Ali never made such a boast. Try this: "(the) Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and...


Clairemont Times Squaremont Columnist Bill Swank Wins 4 San Diego Press Club Awards

A big congratulations to Bill Swank our monthly Squaremont contributor.  Swank took home Excellence in Journalism Awards at the 44th Annual San Diego Press Club’s held on October 24th with two second place awards...

Buddhist Mother’s Day

In early June, while taking pictures of the southbound bike lane on Clairemont Drive for a previous column, a car pulled to the curb and parked. A woman carrying flowers stepped out of the...


Clairemont’s Greatest Pickup Bar

Middle-aged and overweight, Shelley Winters, a blonde bombshell in her prime, was asked her opinion of pornography and famously answered; "I think nudity on the stage is disgusting, shameful and unpatriotic. But, if I...

A Clairemont Probation Officer Reflects on the past…

2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus the Obscure understood that the world is in a constant state of change. Almost fifty years ago, as an obscure probation officer supervising a caseload of obscure juvenile...


What do Clairemont Bike Lanes and Climate Control have in Common?

Our political landscape is in a constant state of upheaval. The Paris Climate Accord was a hot topic last month, but yesterday’s news quickly grows stale as the citizenry get bludgeoned by the latest...

Charles Cass: Bay Park’s Fearless G-Man

During the Roaring Twenties, Chicago had Eliot Ness and his "Untouchables."  San Diego had Charles Cass and his "Drys." They were not as dull as the name implies. The National Prohibition Act, known as the Volstead...


21st Annual Clairemont Garden Tour

"I have such wonderful memories of Jim and Lise's gardens.  I remember the first time I visited, as I drove down the street, wondering which house I was going to visit, I saw the...

Clairemont Little League Jock-and-Cup Stories

In the 1960s, my neighbor's 10-year-old son, Joey Schickler, was a catcher for one of the Balboa Little League teams. He was a nice kid, but not much of a ballplayer. His younger brother,...