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Bing’s “Bob” a meager serving in White Christmas

If you are worried and you can’t sleep, watch White Christmas instead of counting sheep. Works faster than a right hook with a bottle of Ambien clutched in its fist. — Scott Marks White Christmas ...

December 24, 2020
ICE’s private prison in Calexico draws auditor’s ire

A Calexico detention center run for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by a controversial Utah contractor has received a blistering review from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, which found that inmates ...

December 24, 2020
W.H. Auden: dynamic and deep

Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes – Some have got broken – and carrying them up to the attic. The holly and ...

December 24, 2020
Musician Daniel Isle Sky ascends to new heights

“I broke my hip bone while rock climbing in Zion National Park in Utah,” reports singer-songwriter Daniel Isle Sky. “I was rescued by a [National Park Service] helicopter the next day. A surgeon in St. ...

December 24, 2020
Miss Kim’s delicious dilemmas

David hunches over the ocean, elbows on rail, playing his harmonica. He holds long notes. “See? They like it,” he says. “See? See?” And wow. I’m looking below, and two dolphin fins come knifing through ...

December 24, 2020
Kundalini Yoga pioneer who taught at M.I.T.

Local company Bitchin’ Sauce started selling its wares at local farmers markets before expanding operations to become a national sauce brand. The firm recently launched its own music label, with distribution arranged through Universal Music ...

December 24, 2020
The Christmas Chronicles: The skinny on Santa

The story behind The Christmas Chronicles is so simple, so glaringly obvious and filled with delight, that it’s a wonder no one thought of it until this day: a pair of siblings surreptitiously hop aboard ...

December 24, 2020
How DJ Roob got back in the game

Since March, the only students and personnel permitted on the campus of Palomar College have been those connected to the nursing program. The enforcement is so strict that it took Rob “DJ Roob” Blackwell a ...

December 24, 2020
Where and how we will be allowed to drink beer in 2021

The business of making and selling beer went all kinds of sideways in 2020. So, with vaccinations beginning across the country, when can we start to look forward to some semblance of normalcy? The first ...

December 24, 2020
How to fight Christmas melancholy

Christmas always has a nip of melancholy in the eggnog for me these days. It could be because my children are growing older. It could be because I myself am growing older. For many of ...

December 24, 2020
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