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Timken Museum of Art Hosts Series of Small Displays of Art

| April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Timken Museum of Art Hosts Series of Small Displays of Art

Object Lessons: Francisco de Goya’s Self Portrait with Dr. Arriet The second in the series of major loans to the Timken Museum of Art comes from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Francisco de Goya’s Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta, from 1820 and one of the artist’s masterpieces, will be on display at the Timken beginning May […]

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Between the Lines: Reading Contemporary Americana

| February 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

I recently read two of last year’s highly praised novels. “The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides is his long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning “Middlesex.” “The Art of Fielding” is Chad Harbach’s first novel, and he hit the jackpot—it was selected as one of the New York Times’ five best works of fiction for 2011. Both […]

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“Romantic Encounters”

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
“Romantic Encounters”

Just in time for Valentine’s day Interested in Creating memories to last a lifetime? Stacey Blanchet’s new ebook, “Romantic Encounters,” helps to rekindle the fire in relationships or bring out your creativity side anytime you need it. This collection of romantic tips and suggestions will remind readers that the most important part of a relationship […]

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Mission Hills Garden Club

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

February 29 – NOTE DATE CHANGE.  Botanical artist Helen Shafer Garcia will discuss her past and present work with SD Home and Garden Magazine as well as perform a painting demonstration. Past work will be displayed. Social begins at 6 p.m. at 4070 Jackdaw and Helen will begin at 7 p.m. Guests $10 unless in […]

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Community Calendar

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thru Jan. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Film Schedule – Come see films like: Santa vs. the Snowman, Born to be Wild, Under the Sea and many more!  For film schedules, visit www.rhfleet.org. Harrah’s Rincon brings fresh entertainment to the New Year!  Highlights include Sylvia Browne, Livin’ La Vida Harrah’s live bands in the […]

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Between the Lines

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Alice Lowe   Why Burn the Books? In Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the people called firemen aren’t putting out fires, they’re starting them. They’re the book burners, intent upon ridding the totalitarian society of the threats inherent in having an informed and educated populace. An image from the film is posted on the Occupy […]

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Do You Know Simone Weil?

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Do You Know Simone Weil?

 If you read what follows, know that it arises from a sense of personal duty. To what desired end, beyond my need to share, I’m unclear. But if you read this and are persuaded to learn about the woman of whom I write, then my time will not have been spent without just cause. Let […]

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On Being An Outsider in America

| October 8, 2011 | 1 Comment
On Being An Outsider in America

                                    I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere andnowhere… Being  a human  being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.                                                •    Annie Lennox The U-T in its Sunday edition of September 18 ran a major front-page story on the 150th anniversary of Temple Beth Israel. The newspaper is to be congratulated for its placement and […]

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When Relatives Need Help

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

No one wants to give up control of their lives. That’s as true at 20 as it is at 80. But if you sense an older relative is slowing down, or if a serious illness threatens the finances of any loved one, it’s time to start planning. A good first stop is a Certified Financial […]

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Play ball – or just read about it

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

For baseball fans, October means the playoffs and the World Series, and the timing is perfect for the release of new baseball movies and books. I’ve been hearing about The “Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach, said to combine a love of baseball with a love of literature—that works for me! “Moneyball,” published in 2003, […]

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