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Love is so many things

Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love, is coming right up. And we all know what love is, don't...

 

MOAH's 'Formation'

A new art show has recently opened at Lancaster's Museum of Art and History (MOAH), and it's a good...

 

Winter walks

Winter has definitely arrived in our Tehachapi Mountains, and in the surrounding valleys. Some...

 

The Farkle Four

When I was a kid, I loved playing board games and card games with the cousins, and then with the...

 
 By Mel Makaw    Community    January 6, 2024

Bring it on

Another new year is upon us. And I'm meeting this new year once again with mixed feelings and...

 
 By Mel Makaw    Community    January 6, 2024

Quest for fudge at Charlie Browns

During the holiday season I often reminisce about long ago holidays, and those memories always...

 

Merry everything

When I was a kid, I thought everyone celebrated Christmas the way my family did: we each opened one...

 

Standing up for others

From time to time, I receive interesting stories from friends and readers that I like to share with...

 

Ridgecrest's Maturango Museum

The Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest is a little gem in the desert. I typically get to visit the...

 

The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall

I recently had a unique, one-of-a-kind day tripping experience that I'd like to share with you today...

 

Always thankful

Once again in this season of thanksgiving, I find myself struggling a little about what to say about...

 

A pun a minute

A pun a minute means time flies... oh never mind. I'm not good at thinking up puns, but I sure do...

 

Trona Pinnacles National Landmark

One fine October day not long ago I decided to wash my car. It looked so nice when it was all clean...

 

Happy Halloween!

Some people I know look forward to Halloween all year. I'm not necessarily one of those people, but...

 

The Witches of Westchester/Gaslight Melodrama

It's the month of October, the month of Halloween and spooky good times ... and what better way to...

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and once again I'm writing a reminder to get...

 

A couple of stories

Here are a couple of stories that have come to me via the Internet, stories I think are worth...

 

Lancaster's MOAH: 'Framework'

The City of Lancaster has done a complete turnaround over the years in making their downtown a...

 

A shot in the eye

When I first found out that my friend Leila got a shot in her eye every month, I freaked out. I was...

 

More about the Johannesburg Cemetery

If you like old cemeteries like I do, there are a number of them tucked away in various parts of...

 

My friend Constance

My friend Constance has been on my mind for the last month or so. We've been good friends for...

 

Another day at home

It happened again with all the crazy weather we've been having. The one weekend I had free to take...

 
 By Mel Makaw    Community    August 19, 2023

Rainy night

I was thinking of writing something else this evening for my column, but a sudden and surprising rai...

 
 By Mel Makaw    Community    August 19, 2023

Saddleback Butte and AV Indian Museum State Parks

Where can you find a Swiss Chalet styled building, decorated with American Indian style images,...

 

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