Current in Carmel

Southern façade of Doge’s Palace in Venice. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Column: Missing portrait in Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace on the Grand Canal recalls the era when Venice was a major maritime power, its thousands of ships reaching England and Egypt. One of the palace’s most notorious features remembers a...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion:  Pailing by comparison

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie When I see publications at the hardware store promoting handyman projects, I wish I were more adept in my workshop (not that I have one). I peruse the rack, knowing...

Terry Anker

Opinion: 1984 by Orwell

The 67th anniversary of the publishing of George Orwell’s iconic book, “1984” was recently celebrated and reminded me of my first reading more than 35 years ago. Drawn to it because it corresponded with my...

The predominantly year-round space allows for comfortable summer outdoor entertaining in the respites of shade where cool breezes meander through. (Submitted photo)

Column: Create a summer, winter escape

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The leafy magnolia gracefully weaves its way through the overhead pergola structure adding a sense of historical relevance to this industrial modern-outdoor living space. The contrast is especially striking as...