I can’t do it. It’s too long

There comes a time when we have to admit we just can’t handle it. I increasingly face this problem lately as I try to live up to expectations and my reputation. But sadly, my briefs can only be crammed so full. This is the reason it is necessary to abridge my articles which actually start [...]

‘Don’t Take Anything Personally’

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! This is the second in a four part series on The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The Four [...]

Films and fashion

Fashion Awards | PHOTO: KIM RESCATE

Congratulations to all the San Diego Film Festival winners this year. “Where the Road Runs Out” starring Isaach De Bankolé as Professor George Mensa, not only had its world premiere at the festival but also won Best Narrative Feature. After an old friend unexpectedly passes away the professor finds himself inheriting a field station in [...]

My recent tribulations

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Recently, a simple coffee break with friends produced several puzzling points for me to ponder. The first occurred when I innocently offered my spoon to a friend to stir his coffee. True, I had just used it in my own coffee, but I had not licked it, rubbed my filthy fingers on it, nor placed [...]

‘The Four Agreements:’ Be Impeccable With Your Word

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! There is power in your words! Your words are powerful! So, choose your words wisely – use your [...]

Scam alert — seniors beware

The Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes is well-known and legit, but when a friend called to say he’d won $100,000, I had to break the bad news that the letter he received was a scam. I had seen it explained on TV the night before. Now he is furious because I “ruined everything.” Luckily he had [...]

Love is stronger

The headlines of the Clairemont Community News read, “Hate crime in Clairemont: Local church vandalized.” As some of you already know, Metropolitan Community Church (The Met Church, MCC) was the target of vandalism recently. The graffiti was defined as a hate crime and a police report has been filed. A couple days later eggs were [...]

‘Scene Out’ far and wide!

Chapulines at Oaxaca market | PHOTO: ANA PINES

Mexico (Ana) I went to visit La Casa Azul – Museo Frida Kahlo (The Blue House – Frida Kahlo Museum) in the Coyoacan section of Mexico City. Frida Kahlo lived in this house most of her life, it’s where she was born and where she died. Her father, Guillermo Kahlo, built the house in 1904. [...]

Called, gifted and reluctant

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God. This article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! If I were to summarize the calling of Moses – I could condense it down to three phrases. “What?” [...]

Sea Dogs 7, Flying Squirrels 1

On my recent trip to visit my family I was thrilled to read the above headline in my hometown newspaper. It means the Portland team now leads the East Division (of something) by 1 1/2 games. “One more win puts them in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.” My heart be still. My [...]

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