Author Archive for Joe Moris

Finding that there’s a purpose in everything

In a column I wrote on March 23rd of this year, I mentioned that my golf buddy Jim Sullivan’s wife Lisa was diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Retirement is possible for baby boomers

The first column I ever wrote for The Coast News was about trying to figure out a place to retire as cheaply as possible.

Get away to Puerta Vallarta

By now we have heard the constant drum about the Aurora massacre by a young San Diego man. But we Americans, being in the 24-hour news cycle, have short attention spans because there always seems to be a crisis going with another right around the corner. I’m so exhausted.

Human nature, the mind are funny things

The human mind and nature are funny. When I shoot a great round of golf and someone asks me how I shot, the first thing out of my mouth is, “I would have broken 80 if I wouldn’t have double bogeyed the fifth hole” instead of saying, “I shot an 81 and had a great […]

We need to get our country back on track

I wrote earlier this year that this was going to be a negative year with the elections coming in November. It really hasn’t been as bad as I thought but I am still amazed at the polarization between the ideologies of the left and the right. It’s amazing we are all Americans yet think the […]

It’s hard to lose a friend

My dear friend Gary Calhoun died May 27. He was only 68.

Winners reflect on time in Puerto Vallarta

Ervin and Debbie Ducommun came to Camp Pendleton from Missouri to visit their son while he was completing Marine Cobra Helicopter flight certification.

A simple solution to help solve our economic woes

It’s been a while since I brought up the 2 percent solution. A solution that will save and jumpstart the American economy.

Try letting go and see what you get

I returned from Puerto Vallarta on April 23. For the first few days you can imagine what it is like after being gone for five weeks. You’re kinda here and kinda there. Plus, I’m still trying to get used to retiring; well, semi-retiring. But like I’ve said in previous columns, I positioned myself to have […]

Living on a pauper’s budget in paradise

Today is my 26th day of being in Puerto Vallarta. The first day I stood in my condo and asked myself, “What am I doing here?”