Stories for October 2005

October 23, 2005

We’re Old Enough to Know Better

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October 9, 2005

Not Lost in Translation

On our recent family trip to Disneyland I noticed something new: all the announcements and cautionary instructions for rides were both in English and Spanish. The all-American theme park had changed in a remarkable way. My Southern California friends are…

October 1, 2005

Resetting My Monthly Calendar

A new month: time to reset my internal calendar to remember birthdays and pay bills for October. If your birthday happens to be at the beginning of the month, you might not get your birthday greeting from me on time….