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Slow Your Roll: A Writer’s Cacophony

Lying in bed this morning, long before the slamming of doors and the starting of engines awakened the sleepy barrio, ...

Amping up the Corporate Ante: Conservation Beyond Compliance

Voted several years running by Fortune Magazine as one of the country’s best companies to work for, DPR Construction aims ...

Beyond Cult Controversy: The Mate Peddlers of the Twelve Tribes

As I wound my way up to Morning Star Ranch Farm tucked back in the hills of Valley Center located ...

Rising from the Trenches Part 2: San Diego's Urban Corps Receives Two National Awards

Not sure if you’ve heard the news yet, but we had local heroes recognized in Washington, D.C. last week. During ...

Samurai Surfers: Cashing It All In to Live on The Edge

When I first landed here on the shores of the broad Pacific to winter in paradise, I fell upon an ...

Heaven's Good

I live in the lap of luxury. No kidding, I do. Started about six years ago when the first man ...

A San Diego Christmas

With marmalade swirled salmon colored leaves clinging to grey branches against the cobalt sky and grass rendered florescent by winter ...

Rising from the Trenches with San Diego's Urban Corps

"I had time on my hands," the young man said with bowed head. I nodded in comprehension. As I watched ...

Faces in Stone

My grandmother once told me that forgiveness was the greatest of gifts because it was the most difficult for us ...

Ode to Eyes Wide Open

Question: Is it any easier to assist the living to live than the dying to die? There are lots of ...

Into the Beyond

Curled up in bed with my headphones on listening to Matisyahu on Pandora, I absorb the news. Alone in his ...

Life on the Rim: The Surf Along the Pacific Ring of Fire

We’ve all heard the jokes about California someday sliding into the sea. We all live in secret fear of the ...

Weird Jobs: An Unemployed Exec’s Goldmine

California is second in the nation for joblessness with an unemployment rate of 12 percent. More than a third of ...

Dirty Laundry: Sexual Assault Exposed

Deborah Copaken Kogan speaks out again, and more power to her for daring to do so. In the July/August issue ...

A Day in the Blogging Life of a Writer Wannabe

The sun’s risen, coffee’s been brewed and my Mini, booted. James and Dash are very aptly singing, “Summer breeze, makes ...

Love's Wang Dang Doodle

Joseph Campbell in his Power of Myth interview with Bill Moyers back in the ‘80s mentioned that the Greeks have ...

Sweet, Soft Sundays

After a long loud feline stretch, I rolled over to see that it was almost nine. Shocked that I had ...

Baptisms and Tapestries

As I am known to say often, it’s the simple things. As the sun faded with the yawning day on ...

Love Me As If You Liked Me

There is an old adage that life has a way of taking you exactly where you need to go. Although ...

The Church Embraces the Crone: Becoming a Nun at 50

A wealthy Hollywood socialite once said, “Many women in mid life or later find themselves longing for something more in ...

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