| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Step into the office of Albert Miniaci, and you'll discover an entrepreneur with eclectic interests.
Mementos abound: A 1948 Wurlitzer juke-box. Framed writings from Civil War leader Stonewall Jackson and from Revolutionary War General George...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees.
Unfortunately for the city and...
| Oct 13, 2012
What does it take to get us excited anymore?
I mean, we have a remote-controlled craft roaming the surface of Mars — Mars! — and it's tooling around scooping up soil and looking for evidence of life, and our reaction is: ZZZZZZZZ.
And in the...
| Jun 24, 2012
The Huston Smith Reader
Edited with an introduction by Jeffery Paine
University of California Press: 280 pp., $29.95
A restless curiosity about the sacred dimensions of life drove Huston Smith to seek...
| Jun 24, 2012
What's your ideal spot for meditation and pondering the big questions? An ashram on the Ganges? A monastery in the desert? The sofa in the den? Wherever it is, make sure you have the following Huston Smith titles with you — for support and...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:59 AM
"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness."
—The Dalai Lama
The flow of life and its seasons bring stumbling blocks to happiness. Still, as humans, we seem to continue seeking happiness.
Happiness often requires...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 1:40 AM
After winning a one-year artist residency at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines, Miami artist NFN Kalyan moved into his rent-free studio in September. Already, he's sharing the space with "Nelson" (as in Mandela) and "Kim" (as in Kardashian).
The former South...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Most people as heavily embroiled in litigation -- extremely public litigation -- you probably don't join Twitter and start Tweeting about the very topics of your legal trouble.
But Mark G. Midei does.
The disgraced cardiologist, accused of performing...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Queen Noor of Jordan will visit UC Irvine on May 2 as the featured speaker of the fifth installment of the Living Peace Series, the university announced Tuesday.
Moderated by Dalai Lama scholar Armaan Ahmed Rowther, the discussion titled, "Leap of Faith:...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Question: I saw a T-shirt recently that described various religions' basic beliefs digested into one sentence for each faith. Why not commit a column to the similarities and differences among the beliefs of various beliefs?
A paragraph on each would be...
| Mar 29, 2012
Facebook friends and subscribers, Google+ followers and circles — keeping track of everything and everyone is no easy task. It's tempting to just choose one and direct your online audience to a single social network.