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Seeking Mrs. First Lady:

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Light Hearted Talk With La Verle Mitrovich I asked Patty Ducey-Brooks if she would mind republishing this article that ran in the June 2006 issue of the Presidio Sentinel.  Patty agreed since it brings to light more memories of George Mitrovich, who passed away this past July 2019.  La Verle has played a prominent […]

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What Now?

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Curiously Cranky Columnist Go ahead; crab all you want.  I’m with you!  I’ve concluded, however, that I must stop crabbing about Mr. Trump, who will probably still be president by publication time, despite so many national/international efforts to…umm: un-president him.  The problem is, I haven’t paid sufficient attention to other issues that deserve being […]

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WHAT NOW

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Trumpiness of Trump” We definitely have to conjure up new ways of cheering ourselves up. Or expressing our anger. Or fear – you know, in this era of … Trump.  Other grumbly societies have been far more creative – and to the point – than have we.  In Greece, for instance, one can throw […]

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WHAT NOW?

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Direct Mail: A Contemporary Dilemma! If there were an award to get for “membership” in the MOST not-for-profit organizations, I could, by now, have earned it.  Here’s my short list:  The Audubon Society.  Feeding America. The National Wildlife Federation, American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, National Museum of African-American […]

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Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make in June

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spring is in waning full effect, but who’d know, given all of the rain of late. Hopefully, you’ve began the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and are nearing the end of that phase, but don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a final spring cleaning, prior to summer, is […]

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Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Dog owners are becoming more and more educated about the negative effects of processed kibble and canned food. They are looking to natural and minimally processed options for their best friends. While raw food has been a growing trend in the last decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it may not be the […]

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We Can All Benefit From Motherly Advice

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

For those of us with loving mothers who have provided unconditional love and lots of important guidance, we know that May is the month to recognize them and their contributions to our upbringing.  Even though I recognize my mother in different ways during this month, she is on my mind constantly.  That’s because she was […]

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Orange County Fashion Week Presented by Celebrity Cruises

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Orange County Fashion Week Presented by Celebrity Cruises

by Stylishly Aubree Lynn, writer/stylist/producer This year I had the honor of being invited to Orange County Fashion Week (OCFW) by model and Mrs. Greater California sweetheart Anamarie Dean. I had met Mrs. Dean while styling for a runway show. Our second encounter was due to the fact that I was styling for an editorial […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

If you’re urban, you likely know the intersections that are interminable. The ones where we could eat dinner…grrrrrr. ADVICE: A simple shift from grrrrr can do wonders: from fuming-with-delay to pausing, breathing and looking around. Let it be a small shift into the “now-moment-zenishness” of where you are. Ha! But, really. Use it as a […]

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A Reading Addict

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
A Reading Addict

I have an addictive psyche. I am addicted to overeating and buying shoes, but I am not addicted to alcohol or coffee or sodas. At times I have mastered food and shoes, but not my earliest addiction: reading. Long before I could read, I took a book with me wherever I went. Our bathroom had […]

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