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V. The Baby Step

I’m not even going to comment on the length of time since my last post, other than to say that life fucking happened. When we last spoke (in 2012), I was weighing in right about 252 lbs. 271 more words


A Nice Little Word Game: Wanna Play?

Most of the time when I travel by car, especially if I am by myself, I like to sing along with the oldies.  During my two-hour trek to Los Angeles area from Bakersfield, I usually listen to KRTH—a classic oldies radio station from my childhood.  348 more words

Words, Words, Words


When did America’s body image change? 

When did being a healthy weight become obese? 

When did people like Marilyn Monroe become “ugly” or “fat” just because they did not have a thigh- gap or were considered  curvy?  52 more words

John Baldessari "This Not That" Documentary

John Baldessari was born in National City, California, in 1931. He received a BA (1953) and MA (1957) from San Diego State College, continuing his studies at Otis Art Institute (1957–59) and Chouinard Art Institute. 219 more words


Children of the Light by Chris Ramsey

This past Sunday night’s gathering of The Portico Church at The Palace was punctuated by a study of Ephesians chapter 5:1-8.

The passage instructs Christ-Followers to mimic God just like little children imitate their parents.  187 more words

The Power of a Letter

There is something special about the feel of paper in your hands as your read words written in ink from a person you love.  Letters seem to speak louder and more clearly than other forms of communication.  322 more words


This Not That: Back to School Edition

by Jen Anderson, Lifestyle Editor

Welcome (back) to college. Though the summer might have been a nice break from homework and stress, it’s back and it’s real. 489 more words