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DrMindBodyIsIN

Title: DrMindBodyIsIN Address: drmindbodyisin.com Author: Howard Koseff, M.D. From: Carlsbad Blogging since: September 2011 Title: “A” is for Arsenic, not Apple. Date: December 6, 2011 In what looks like a fairly comprehensive study, Consumer Reports ...

Mulling in S.D.

“Mulling is when you infuse your cider with other flavors and aromas,” said Kathy. “You can use spices, herbs, fruits, or even sugars.” She pulled a pile of saucepans from under her stovetop. “Shall we ...

Totally Wicked

“I used to have a ranch down Toluca way,” Guillermo says. “Lamb is very popular.”

Who says there’s no more new food to create? Last big food invention I can remember around here happened a century ago, when Caesar Cardini accidentally invented the Caesar Salad. But, hey, how about Michael ...

Bitter Cold and Scurvy Dog Vizcaíno’s Ships

Toward the Freezing North As Sebastian Vizcaíno’s expedition prepared to leave San Diego Bay, a member of the crew struggled to board a launch. Stiff-legged, barely able to walk, he stumbled, struggled to stand up, ...

The Unkindest Cut: Countdown to a C-Section

My introduction to Elizabeth Cooper-Schultz comes by way of a text message in which she refers to Mary Birch as “that hospital that claims to be mother and baby friendly.” When I arrive at the ...

Efficiency of Teen Multitaskers

Hey Matt: My teenager always seems to be doing ten things at once. I can barely manage one or two. Is there something special about the teenage brain that makes them good multitaskers? — Mom ...

Canyon View Church of Christ

Membership: 450 Pastor: John McKeel Age: 58 Born: Wichita, Kansas Formation: Columbia Christian College, Portland, Oregon; Pepperdine University, Malibu Years Ordained: 32 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach? Pastor ...

This Reminds Me of December

It took me years to learn that the books I had sent home were unread and gathering dust.

Associations with December: too many. I will economize on my reflections. My birthday is in December, as is that of my good friend, writer and elementary school teacher Elizabeth Cullen, as well as historical and ...

The Colts' Luck

Six weeks ago I wrote a column about the Indianapolis Colts deliberately losing their games in order to guarantee owning the number 1 pick in April’s NFL draft. Said pick to be used to acquire ...

The White Arrows Have Direction

When Mickey Schiff rings from Los Angeles, I ask about his voice. If he’s not using a megaphone or something like that, it sounds like it must hurt to sing. “There’s no real tricks,” he ...

Legion Air

Last year, when the Far West band went looking for a place to record, they settled on the American Legion post in Encinitas. “Our drummer, Tony Sanborn, lives just south of Oceanside,” says Lee Briante. ...

Rewind the Clock to the Ghosts of Seasons Past

He’s nostalgic for something that’s gone, not hopeful for what could be.

Jacob Marley’s isn’t the only Ghost of Christmas Past. Everyone probably has a few. They may not arrive in chains, shaking a bony finger at the void, and whispering “beware.” In fact, they may be ...

Big Black Sun

Art criticizes everything, especially the way art itself frames reality.

I know people who say they’re from the ’60s as some people say they’re from Paris or New York. It’s not descriptive, it’s declarative, proudly (or smugly) so, and vaguely definitive of their politics. I ...

Blowing Up Skirts

Thursday 15According to the Wik, white buffalo are American bison considered sacred signs in several Native American religions. Last.fm says White Buffalo’s “a throwback to the time of hard-touring, hard-drinking artists who lived what they ...

Movie Reviews: The Artist and Carnage

Glad tidings, of coming holiday gifts: “I won’t talk!” silently mouths an actor in the silent movie being made inside The Artist, a film that is itself almost entirely silent in speech. Soon after, a ...

A Jung Technology

Carl Jung once posited, “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” It was ...

Rob and Zach Do Pinback

When Rob Crow and Zach Smith formed Pinback in 1998, they quickly became one of the most-talked about San Diego bands in indie rock (even if they weren’t necessarily all that famous in San Diego). ...

Watch Your Step in City Heights

Last Sunday, while jogging up Wightman Street through City Heights, I had to avoid five piles of dog crap, seven fecal smears, and one brown lumpy puddle — all on city sidewalks. These numbers do ...

Penetrating Questions with Chris Sullivan

The rough cut of Eric Rife’s rockumentary Garageland begins with the shrill alarm of “Walk the Beat” by the Penetrators. And rightly so — some local rock historians say that the Penetrators, in 1978, were ...

The Convention Center Liars

"Even in the face of the current economic downturn, the San Diego Convention Center continues to deliver significant benefits to the greater San Diego region,” boasted the center in its 2010 annual report. Do not ...

Deficit Dollar Art

The U.S. government may be laden with debt, but that hasn’t kept the feds from looking for an artist to help ornament the soon-to-be completed Broadway courthouse downtown. “In addition to a new courthouse, the ...

Letters

A Great Green Read What a joy it was to read Bill Manson’s piece “Wild” (Cover Story, December 8). Having interviewed Phil Unitt many years ago while working on a piece about the ecological destruction ...

Porn and Politicos

Downtown’s F Street X-rated bookstore has vacated its longtime premises in the Gaslamp Quarter on Fourth Avenue. The business got its start just around the corner on F Street in the 1970s, in a narrow ...

Local SoCal

“The show is made by local musicians, for local musicians,” says producer Joe Stevens, whose TV program So-Cal Showcase will debut in January on Time Warner public access channel 19. “Each 30-minute episode is dedicated ...

One of 1 Percent

Molecular biologist Suresh Subramani, appointed earlier this year as senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UCSD, is pulling down a cool $350,000 a year, plus car allowance of $8916. Besides that, the longtime biology ...

"Lilith," by Ron Koertge

She did not graze on all fours but wrapped her arms and legs around Adam and said, “Oh, Daddy. It feels so good,” and he promised her a little place of her own in Manhattan. ...

December 8 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 1. Ron Akers, Sabre Springs, 1. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 1. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 1. L. Barling, El Cajon, 1. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 1. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 1. Leslie Chase, Campo, ...

December 8 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Susan Avery, Escondido, 1. Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 1. David Brokiewrcz, Spring Valley, 1. Felix E Charfaurs, San Diego , 1. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 1. * Larry Clark, Clairemont, 1. Treat a house guest ...

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