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Archive for April, 2013

Brett Young – From the Pitcher’s Mound to the Performance Stage

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Brett Young – From the Pitcher’s Mound to the Performance Stage

When former San Diego Padres player Tim Flannery made the transition to a performing guitarist and singer, it was quite a switch from the ball field to the stage. Today, Flannery is known as much, or more for his music as he was for his baseball career. Flannery will now have some “competition” in his […]

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What Now?

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What Now?

What Dogs Think There is that look I get when Barney doesn’t get the look I give. But I understand it completely: it means, “NOW what language are you speaking?” That’s what he “said” when I informed him that he’d be out-ed in this column. You remember Barney, our bratty cairn mix? He’d been some […]

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Moving on Down

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A few months ago my topic for this column dealt with the pain of finding out I had to move. It was stressful to think of picking up and leaving a place I had grown to love, but being a first time renter I had made peace with the fact that the length of my […]

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At the Opera with Ian Campbell

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At the Opera with Ian Campbell

When preparing to direct an opera I first learn the score, the text and, where appropriate, something of the history of the characters. In the case of “Murder in the Cathedral,” the text comes from the T.S. Eliot play which touches accurately the history of Becket’s conflict with King Henry II. In both opera and […]

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Snooze!

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Snooze!

The popular phrase “If you snooze, you lose” takes on a whole new meaning when visiting the similarly named restaurant in Hillcrest. Located on Fifth Avenue, across the street from the center that houses the Landmark Cinema, diners can identify the location of Snooze by the crowds that are usually milling around in front, waiting […]

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Hemlock for Your Health

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Hemlock for Your Health

Herbalist thought process can be unexpected. If a plant is poisonous, so goes the herbalist thinking, then it must be useful. A well-known expert in plant lore, Christopher Hobbs, once explained at a lecture that when a plant is “toxic” it is to be used in small amounts and with great caution; when a plant […]

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Four Ways to Keep Your Kids Active this Spring

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Although playing video games may exercise your child’s hands and fingers, it’s important to get kids off the couch, out of the house and engaged in total body physical activity during spring break. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity each […]

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Floral Design Using Stuff on Hand

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Floral Design Using Stuff on Hand

  February’s Mission Hills Garden Club meeting featured a repeat speaker, Diane Citrowske, who spoke on floral design. This year she focused on designing with armatures and grids. She also included a few tips on prolonging the life of cut flowers. Citrowske began with an overview of the mechanics of floral design. Throughout history, we […]

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Foster to Rescue a Pup

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Foster to Rescue a Pup

by Aubree Lynn To rescue is the act of saving or being saved from danger or distress. My husband and I have found joy in finding causes worth acting upon. Back in November 2012 we decided that being foster parents to dogs in need of being rescued was a worthy cause. We decided to take […]

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Between the Lines: Local Author Wins National Honor

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Between the Lines: Local Author Wins National Honor

“The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns,” jumped out at me from the rack of new and featured books at the Mission Hills Library branch a few weeks ago. Not only is it a terrific title, but the author, Margaret Dilloway, is a San Diego writer whom I heard read at a San Diego […]

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