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Archive for October, 2015

A New Arrival

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
A New Arrival

I Wish, More Women Knew About Hypnobirthing “Oh my God!” I heard screams over and over again in hysteria with the pitch rising. I had just been admitted to the UCSD hospital, being in active labor in a private examination room, when I heard from the next room the panicked words screamed over and over again […]

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Genetic Testing

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There seems to be an ever-expanding number of companies looking to help you understand your genes. Some of my family have had their genes tested to try to find out “where they come from” and learned they’re part Sicilian, part Arab and part Viking. You could learn what health risks might lie waiting for you […]

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Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

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Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

A good friend of mine recently reminded me that as Americans we have been given privileges and rights, and therefore, we also have a responsibility to protect them. He also reminded me that “swimming upstream takes courage.” He is so right. Five years ago, I was one of hundreds of San Diegans fighting to prevent […]

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What Now?

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Rowe on Beer Despite the adult males in my own family devoted to beer, the brew leaves me cold. Yet, beer got my attention when Peter Rowe, our town’s beat columnist, got himself a perfect perk of trip to Berlin in the interests of the industry. Maybe, I thought, I’d underestimated its importance in life […]

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Called to Serve

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“We should take very seriously what the dreadful past can tell us about our blindness and predilections. The haunting fact is we are morally free. If everyone around us is calling for Barabbas, it is only probable, never necessary, that some of us join in. Since we have not yet burned the taper of earthly […]

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Best Selling Author Shares Her Passion for Vegetarian Meals

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Best Selling Author Shares Her Passion for Vegetarian Meals

Erin Gleeson, New York Times best-selling author, will make her “last public appearance in the USA” at The Front Porch, from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, November 15, at the Coronado location, 918 Orange Avenue; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mission Hills location, 928 Fort Stockton Drive, Suite 103. Erin Gleeson is the […]

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Coasterra

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Coasterra

Views, views and more views Do you remember the Reuben E. Lee? It was a paddle wheeler vessel moored at the far edge of Harbor Island. Actually, it was a large barge onto which a multi-deck facsimile was built like the kinds of ships which cruised the Mississippi that carried travelers, gamblers and women, or, […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Step into stillness In summer, after the to-do part of their day was done, my parents would sit side-by-side outside in their lawn chairs in the Michigan night air. Summer after summer, night after night. When I was growing up I didn’t understand it, but now I get it. It was their “still point in […]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

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The holidays are upon us and it’s time to start putting on the brakes now before the real damage is done. The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” really applies to the holiday season. The following tips will help you fend off that holiday weight gain so that you […]

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Colorado Caper

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Colorado Caper

I tend to make snap decisions about how I feel about places or things, but I often find out I was wrong. Since I skied in Aspen in the late 50s, I assumed Colorado was a place for skiing, period. I never thought of it in terms of anything else. I knew they had wildfires, […]

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