Tag archives: coming and going

Arrivals and Departures
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   November 2, 2021

When newspapers regularly carried a page reporting the latest births, marriages, and deaths, they were sometimes jokingly referred to as the “hatches, matches, and dispatches.” But that’s how it is, in many aspects of our lives. Things and people pass through our awareness, almost as if each one of us were a train station or […]

Mr. Prime Minister
By James Buckley   |   September 26, 2019

When Priscilla, our photographer, asked Dr. Gulhan Guitenkin, the cardiologist traveling with former Prime Minister of Turkey (from 2016 to 2018) Binali Yildirim, how we should address Mr. Yildirim, we were advised that the proper way would be “Your Excellency, Mr. Prime Minister.” So we did, though it seemed especially formal in such an informal […]

Wings of Freedom
By James Buckley   |   April 18, 2019

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to fly in a B-17 “Flying Fortress” from Santa Barbara Airport down over Montecito and back over the ocean because of my position as founder of Montecito Journal. I’ve also landed on and taken off from both the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Abraham Lincoln. Those […]

The Final Chapter of World War II
By James Buckley   |   May 3, 2018

Seventy-seven years ago, after a Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the United States declared war on Japan. That war resulted in the death of millions of humans and was the only conflict in history in which weapons ranging from swords to Atomic bombs were used. The U.S. prevailed, and the two countries signed […]

James Paul Brown Turns 80
By James Buckley   |   April 5, 2018

Lots of people only know the name James Paul Brown for his unique paintings that appear on bottles of Sunstone wines. But that isn’t even half the story, as a short conversation with the now octogenarian Mr. Brown reveals. During our short talk at Sunstone Winery headquarters in Santa Ynez, James Paul tells me he […]