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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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Leon Russell and Stephen Stills in Concert at Belly Up

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Leon Russell and Stephen Stills in Concert at Belly Up

Stephen Stills, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the first person to ever be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with both bands, makes a rare San Diego appearance in concert at the Belly Up […]

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Mark Hatfield: Citizen

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mark Hatfield: Citizen

By George Mitrovich A few weeks back Mark Hatfield, the former governor and United States senator from Oregon, passed away. He was a life long Republican, but of a kind and type rarely seen today, save for Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York (there may be more but none […]

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Masters Hall of Fame to Induct Master Jamie Cashion at Annual Awards Banquet 2011

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Masters Hall of Fame to Induct Master Jamie Cashion at Annual Awards Banquet 2011

For Immediate Release Anaheim, CA – Master Jamie Cashion III, the senior ranking black belt under Grand Master J. Pat Burleson with Christian Soldiers Karate in Azle, Texas, will be inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 28, 2011, at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, California. […]

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| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Summer in Full Swing

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Summer in Full Swing

10 Benefits from Your Vacation to Your Daily Life In a time where everything seems to be based on its efficiency, going on a vacation might seem decadent or wasteful, meaningless if nothing else. Why travel? Read below what a vacation can do for you and how to make good use of it (they are, […]

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