Fri04242015

Bedridden: The Villaj Idiut

Every year, it’s difficult to shop for a Christmas present for my wife.

It’s not her fault. It’s mine.

Read more...

Lessons learned: A Piece of My Mind

Those of you who have been following my column for some time may remember a year ago when I wrote about my brother’s terrible accident, a fall from an extension ladder that broke both wrists and crushed his face. A year later, I am welcoming him as a guest columnist by passing on substantial parts of his Christmas letter, complete with some New Year’s resolutions that I hope we can all think about.

My brother’s words:

Read more...

Word play: The Villaj Idiut

This sounds like an oxymoron, but I have come to hate the word “like.”

Read more...

Predict the unpredictable in 2015: Editor's Notebook

For those loyal (thank you) Town Crier readers who have perused the paper for years, you’ve probably noticed by now that some of our front-page stories don’t change much from year to year. The Kiwanis Pet Parade? A requirement. The Festival of Lights Parade? A must.

Read more...

OMG! RSVP? (LOL): A Piece of My Mind

Some time back I had occasion to host a small party – not a big deal, just a get-together tea party for a few women I wanted to get to know a little bit better. I sent out email invitations well in advance of the date. After all, this is the 21st century – we don’t use the post office anymore, do we?

Read more...

Holiday cheer: No Shoes, Please

Admittedly, the holidays are not my favorite time of year. I don’t like sharing streets and parking lots with a zillion other people who need to get their shopping done. I don’t like being reminded by a holiday doomsday countdown clock how little time I have left. I don’t like feeling burdened by the obligations of the season: cards, decorating, gift-buying, travel arrangements, feeling warm and fuzzy. In general, I don’t like requirements – Why do I have to be merry and bright? Why can’t I just be me, satisfied and dull?

Read more...

Thanksgiving on Lanai: No Shoes, Please

I was in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago and visited Lanai, a small island of roughly 3,000 inhabitants. It was famously purchased in 2012 by Oracle Corp.’s co-founder and chairman, Larry Ellison, who now owns 98 percent of it. The other 2 percent is owned by the state of Hawaii, and that’s where everyone else lives and works.

Read more...

Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos