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Reversing the Panic

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The phone rang at 3 a.m. waking me from a sound sleep. It was my sister and the panic in her voice was alarming, “You need to come over immediately, it’s an emergency.” My sister has Multiple Sclerosis and is paralyzed from the waist down. She had caregivers during the day and at night, after […]

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IN THE MATTER OF ALEX RODRIQUEZ

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Alex Rodriquez was playing for the Seattle Mariners, I was the guest preacher one summer at the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, Washington. The title of my sermon that Sunday was “The Most Difficult Thing You Will Ever Do.” And the most difficult thing you will ever do in this life, if you’re a […]

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New Year´s Resolutions (NYRs) that Stick

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Again, another young and fresh year inspires us to a better version of ourselves: Happier, lighter, nicer, richer, healthier… The possibilities are endless. Wanting to change for the better is a great thing, and certainly doable. But are there items on your list that have been there year, after year, after year? […]

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Between the Lines: The Memoir and the Memoirist

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: The Memoir and the Memoirist

“I always wanted to write a memoir but had to wait until life gave me the right experience. A failed fiction writer and poet, I was hooked once I read James Baldwin and Joan Didion.” Three heart attacks in five years served as “the right experience” for Tom Larson, who announces the publication this month […]

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The Vice President in 2016

| December 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., while United States Senator from Delaware, was a guest of The City Club of San Diego 15-times. Few public speakers are better; none more personable. The Vice President is Catholic, but on one of his visits he asked if he could join our family in worship at First United […]

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Musings: San Diego & Syria

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Personal Note: The two issues that follow are not connected, for one is parochial and the other paramount, but in the mercurial nature of my mind these musings arose when I sat down to compose July’s column for the Sentinel: The Contretemps between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith was wholly predictable. Why […]

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Creating Real Change

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to form positive habits and a New You Ever wonder why some people get great results from their workouts or their normal eating routine? What makes them different? How do they do it? Usually it’s one or two simple habits. All of us face two choices in life and it usually pertains to what […]

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Artful Loving

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Concetta Antico We all know that true love makes us do crazy things, abandoning all reason. But does it conjure creativity? It does! In truth, love and creativity are intimately connected. The latest research supports that the wonderful emotion called “romantic love” does make us forget all logic, scramble our reason, lose all analytical […]

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Manners & The New York Times

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

When 325 U.S. and Canadian editors and publishers were asked by Time to name the world’s greatest newspaper, 79 percent named The New York Times. But that question was asked so long ago the next U.S. paper cited was the Chicago Tribune, which actually claimed the title of “World’s Greatest Newspaper,” but in the judgment […]

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The Artful Spirit – The Joy of Living Creatively

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Artful Spirit – The Joy of Living Creatively

Artful Appreciation by Concetta Antico December is here again, a reminder that another year has presented itself in its completeness. We have journeyed through this year with the opportunity to touch others’ lives and have been reciprocated in one way or another. The purpose and meaning of “artful appreciation” comes to mind, because during this […]

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