Read “Not What I Expected.” Read about how some of our contributors experience life events in “The Essence of Daily Life.” The Spring/Summer 2018 edition of features work by authors of all backgrounds.

See if you can find our youngest contributor, a high school Senior, and our oldest, a retired medical school professor.

In the Fall/Winter edition, “The Writers’ Climb” featured a finish the story exercise by Kate Chamberlin. The top two endings to Kate’s story can be found along with the beginning of her story in “The Writers’ Climb.

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Bill Ruh wrote me a nostalgic e-mail which became the main topic of today’s column. As promised in that column, today is set aside for your comments about Ruh’s list or about your own recollections of “things that aren’t here anymore.” Click on the “comments” button below and start writin’.

He recalled past department stores and restaurants of his Inland Valley youth, places like W. If you’re new to this blog, you can explore past entries by clicking on the roll call of categories or months along the righthand side.

The “Eateries Past” link will be of particular interest — you can read comments there about Ontario’s old Mural House, for instance — as will the “Reminiscin'” link, which contains another Ruh reminiscence about car dealers of the Inland Valley’s past.

When you’re reading an entry, click on the “comments” button to read what others wrote; sometimes they added intriguing info.

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Below are the Congratulations to the winning authors. This was at a time when nearly every home received a newspaper.