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A commitment to exercise

“Being able to take different classes... keeps me from getting lazy.”

New year, new me. I say that every year. In general, I’ve got the healthy eating down, but the older I get, the more I realize that changes to one’s figure — the positive kind, ...

Bring it, 2019!

"Going to the mountains is going home... wildness is a necessity.”

The year is going to be all about refreshing the mind, body and soul. I’m resolving to take in more free art, listen to more free live music, hike more of our climate areas. Our ...

You’re going to need a Wrapmaster

“Reindeer bunny wrap... is great for both kids and adults.”

Holiday madness is upon me. My biggest challenge is gift wrapping. By the time all the shopping is done, wrapping can feel like a cruel joke. Veteran wrappers offered me advice. “Buy a Wrapmaster!” commanded ...

It’s Nutcracker season

It’s not the Holidays without it

There are certain cultural holiday classics that survive the test of time: Rudolph, The Grinch, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street. The same goes for classic art performances such as Handel’s Messiah, and especially The Nutcracker ...

Morning sickness protocol

“Hey, I didn’t know you were pregnant!”

Nausea is plaguing my newly pregnant friend Sarah. “Now I know how my husband feels when he’s on a boat,” she moaned to me. My friend Maire is a representative for dōTerra oils, and she ...

Cook less, enjoy more

Thanksgiving takeout options

Gobble gobble gobble, hear the turkey say/ When November comes around I think I’ll run away. It’s that time again. The sun sets at five. The liquid amber tree is aflame with reds and yellows. ...

Hallo-wine & Spirits

The Whaley House is said to be among America’s Most Haunted

My husband Patrick went down to Home Depot for light bulbs and rat traps and came back with a $300 animatronic dragon for our front yard. He’s eager to hear it roar at trick-or-treaters. Halloween ...

King Pumpkin

Pumpkin-infused-everything heralds the season

Mr. Pumpkin didn’t have it so good back in the day. We carved him, smashed him, made pumpkin pie out of him. We watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. That was pretty much it. ...

German and Japanese knives, sharpened

My bread knife has never been sharpened at all

German and Japanese knives, sharpened

Drink to your health

The chia has a bit of chew to it, with natural caffeine and omega-3’s

Drink to your health

Rings of Saturn, belts of Jupiter

Stargazing in San Diego County

Rings of Saturn, belts of Jupiter

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