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Chasing Down the Muse: Find yourself in your creations

"…it's in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are." — Austin Kleon, "Steal Like an Artist"

Hansen: Canyon on the verge of eruption

Hansen: Canyon on the verge of eruption

It has been said that a volcanic eruption can create its own lightning. Well, a perfect storm is brewing in Laguna Canyon, and the lightning has already started.

Hansen: The guerrilla poet of Laguna Beach

Hansen: The guerrilla poet of Laguna Beach

If you ask poet John Gardiner a question, the path to the answer is not a straight line.

Out of the Blue: The loss of civility

Many people assume I have designs on political office since I often use my column to advance my opinions.

Hansen: Music festival hits high water mark

Hansen: Music festival hits high water mark

The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment.

Hansen: With people like this, Laguna may survive doomsday

Almost every day you read stories about impending world destruction because of our own mistreatment: too much carbon dioxide and not enough sustainability.

Out of the Blue: Jam fest brings Laguna to its musical roots

Is there really anything else as newsworthy as this weekend's Blue Water Music Festival, the brainchild of music impresario Rick Conkey?

Around Town

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 Hansen: Live-work naysayers, back off

Hansen: Live-work naysayers, back off

It resembled a midterm election rally in the old Boom Boom Room: red balloons, smooth jazz, refreshments and heavy-duty political talk.

Chasing Down the Muse: We all have our personal ode to joy

"Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings…" — Rodgers and Hammerstein

 Hansen: Photographs are telling a sad story

Hansen: Photographs are telling a sad story

The person who said a picture is worth a thousand words obviously did not try to sell the photo.

Out of the Blue: Chase away Chase, too many banks

OK, so what's the story on the sudden surge of banks in our town?

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