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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Adult Coloring Book Club

I never really liked coloring books when I was a kid. Although I didn't understand the concept at the time, I found coloring between the lines too confining, too unimaginative. It didn't help that teachers...

Peik’s Airport

Dolores Kott was born with aviation fuel in her veins. Her father, Arnold Peik (pronounced as Pike), a barnstorming pilot and flight instructor from Wisconsin, opened Peik Airport on the southeast corner of the...


Who’s Who in Clairemont: 2018

It has become traditional for the first Squaremont column of the New Year to be "Who's Who in Clairemont." Criteria for eligibility are simple and straightforward: Live in Clairemont and send an email about the...

Santa Claus at Clairemont Christmas Park

Message to all the kids in Clairemont: You can still find Santa Claus every evening at Clairemont Christmas Park! (Mt Abernathy Dr. & Jamar/Lana Dr. 92117 behind Madison High School) Santa (left) is shown with his...


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...