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The Art of Stuart Sutcliffe, the Fifth 'Beatle'

Jack H. Schick

{All Art Work in this Article is by Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-1962), Photographs of Stuart are by Astrid Kirchherr (b.1938)} On May 10, 1960, 'the boys' suffered a huge disappointment. Before the audition, they were confident and hopeful, but they didn't win. They didn't even get second place. They had only themselves to blame, though. First, their drummer didn't show up so they had to quick enlist one. Then,...


Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

Michelle Stewart

It is great to see that Spring is definitely on the way. Now is the time to seriously focus on the Spring cleaning of the refrigerator and pantry. I agree with you--it can be a grungy job but it's one that has to be done. It is a great chance to clear out the clutter of fossil foodstuffs beyond their date of optimum quality and nutrients. We've all looked into the 'fridge and found a container that we were convinced was a...


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Petting Whales on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico

Wayne and Judy Bayliff

The next time you get tired of winter, book a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. During the months of January through April, the weather in La Paz is absolutely perfect, and it is a wonderful time to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with gray whales and their calves. Getting there La Paz has its own airport, but the bigger Cabo San Lucas airport to the south has more flights and services.


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Some People We Choose To Throw Away May Be Our Saving Grace

Susan Thom

Within these days of deleting drama and trauma out of our lives, are we acting too quickly in extricating ourselves from those we love? No one deserves to be mistreated or demeaned or treated in a disparaging way. There are those of who have good hearts, compassion in their souls, love in their thoughts, but have never learned how to truly love or handle stress. Anger causes panic for some, and panic temporarily invokes a manner of...


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10 Ways Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz

Consciously or not, the average American consumes 28 teaspoons of added sugars a day - that's more than 90 pounds of sugar per year. The American Heart Association recommends women limit their added sugar to just 100 calories per day (6 teaspoons) and men to 150 calories a day (9 teaspoons). So, the bottom line is that most of us eat way too much. Read on to learn why this can be a problem and what you can do about it. ...



How WE Saved Star Trek

Neil Killion

This is, in part, a tribute post to the late and much-loved Leonard Nimoy . Now I have to admit I was never a Star Trek fan - a 'Trekkie'. This was because in my early teens I was told by a couple of friends that I looked a bit like this guy called Dr. Spock . Then I saw an unflattering photo of this dude in a space suit with big pointy ears (not, I hasten to add, that my ears were like that) and decided then and there that...



Meditation Transformation Orange County Therapist

Nancy Travers

Meditation Transformation – What’s Stopping You? If you could change your brain for the better, would you? If you could increase your working memory and enhance your decision-making ability by meditating, would you give it a try? What if you could also: Slow down the natural decline of your brain as you age. Better regulate your emotions. Measurably reduce stress. Gain perspective and alleviate symptoms associated...


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Sister Mary Warren…One Bad Ass Nun

Steve Kovacs

6 feet 2 inches, slender, athletic, agile as a mountain lion and as sure footed as a mountain goat, that was my nemesis; Sister Mary Warren. It was at St. Benedict, the Catholic school that I attended from the 1st grade to the end of the 6th grade that I first met my adversary. She was one no nonsense scary nun! Like all nuns, she wore her penguin-like outfit that hid most of her anatomy but you could tell there was an athlete under...


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The Business of Medicine – Deep Pockets

Marlin Woosley

A few months ago I was reviewing a statement from my healthcare insurance company and found one line entry very interesting. I am going from memory alone so the figures are not precise but rounded. The line entry that caught my attention had to do with charges for an abdominal CT scan. The charge for the CT scan was $3000. The insurance company claimed a $2700 discount, leaving $300 to be paid. The insurance company paid nothing of..




Desiree Lotz

" Winning is the science of being totally prepared." -- George Allen, third winningest NFL football coach percentage (.681), behind Vince Lombardi (.736) and John Madden (.731) Sports fever crosses all continental boundaries and is focused on games that can result in only one winner. However, regardless of whether our favorite teams come out on top or not, during brief spans of time Man’s diversity of cultures...


Review: Burnout Authored By Dr. Joe Uricchio


Title: Burnout: A Novel Author: Joe Uricchio M.D. Publisher: CHB MEDIA ISBN: 978-0-9911189-9-1 With his debut thriller, Burnout Joe Uricchio, M.D. has crafted quite a potboiler of a yarn as he intertwines his skills as an orthopedic surgeon with thrilling suspense scenes. The novel is set in Belize on the eastern coast of Central America, and by the way it is the only country in Central America whose official.


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My Dog Sensed Something That None of us Knew


Dogs are intuitive, they know when there are changes coming in the home or to the members of the family. We just witnessed some marvelous behavior from my dog. I would also use this blog to announce that I became a mom on 10th of this month. So proud to tell all my readers that me and my husband are blessed with a healthy cute baby boy and being a mom is the awesome-est feeling ever. We are also pet parents of a 3 year old female.


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