Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 6:53 PM (in response to nnordstr)
It may be silly to reply to my own problem, but I dove down into the archives a little more and found out that this is not an easily solvable issue and that Apple is likely not going to go back to the way things were. I am very sad.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to nnordstr)
The only halfway feasible solution is to use iCloud to sync between devices, then drag my new events from my OL Calendar to my iCal icon; likewise wiht Contacts - I just drag and rop them onto the Address Book app icon at the bottom of my screen. The Mac apps sync with iCloud almost immediately, and IU end up with all my events and my contacts on my iPhone.