That's My Point

The tears of a clown — and a lot of other people you know

Monday evening, the Internet was abuzz with the news that legendary comedian and comic actor Robin Williams was dead, at 63. Beyond that simple astonishing fact was an undercurrent of surprise that Williams had reportedly taken his own life....

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:53am

State and local governments getting pretty app-happy

“There’s an app for that.”

That catch-phrase – now trademarked by Apple – becomes more literally true every day, as the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices takes the functions formerly exclusive to desktop computers,...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:38pm

Tech the halls with boughs of goodies

“It’s Criss Cross Crash!” my 5-year-old son exclaimed to his grandparents on Saturday morning, holding up the last big present Santa had left him, so they could see. It was the final item in a long parade of toys and goodies, ranging from holiday...

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:57am

Pining for a pine

Ah, the weather outside is frightful… Really. Freezing. Cold. As in, “There’s no way my fish are still alive under all that ice on top of the pond” cold. As in, “My pool is now a 10,000 gallon ice cube” cold.

Coastal Point
This is...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:13am

Sometimes the news hits way too close to home

I get a lot of press releases in an average week. It’s not uncommon for me to get 30 or 40 in a day. And many of those come from the Delaware State Police, describing cases of robbery, assault and vehicular accidents.

I sort those releases...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:47am

Even the wary subject to scams

Most consumers are aware of the tenant that you do not have to pay for items you receive in the mail that you did not order. But what if the company sending you the unwanted merchandise already has your credit card or bank account information and...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:54am

Tech trends of 2008 gave a peek at the future

In 2008, did you:

• Get an iPhone, a Blackberry Storm or a Windows Mobile phone?

• Download a song from iTunes or

• Get on-demand video on your computer or a set-top box?

• Pick up a netbook-style laptop...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:54am

It's time to let Ocean View citizens have their say

This past week was Thanksgiving week, and it is only natural at this time of the year to take account of our blessings. I, for one, am glad to live in the beautiful little town of Ocean View, where – absent the bustle of summertime traffic on...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:31pm

Election 2008 finds its space online

When voters went to the polls in November 1971 – a non-presidential election year, of course – those really wanting to know the election results the moment they were counted gathered at the local newspaper office, knowing that television and...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:38am

It's time to get something off my chest

I started covering local government when I joined the Coastal Point in 2004. With my assignment right off the bat to cover Bethany Beach, we had an ongoing joke that I really needed a cot in Bethany’s town hall, since I spent so much of my time...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:53am

Confessions of a guilty greenie

During the last week or so, I’ve begun to notice that I am suffering from a curious phenomenon: Green guilt.

M. Patricia Titua

The Coastal Point started off the new year in January with our very own monthly “Go Green” section, with...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 5:58am

Autism Awareness day is every day for families

This past Wednesday, April 2, was World Autism Awareness Day. As I write this, I’ve been bombarded all week with stories about the disorder, the medical facts behind it, the toll it takes on families financially and emotionally, and the...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 8:51am