The Long and Winding Road to September

By Lori Welch Brown The Long and Winding Road to September I can’t wait for 2020 to be in our rearview mirrors, but I’m almost afraid of what lurks behind Door #2021.  This year has been a wild and crazy ride to our own backyards, testing facilities, Zoom meetings, etc.  Personally, it seems like the […]

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

by Miriam R. Kramer Dame Agatha Christie’s books are often listed right after William Shakespeare’s works and the Bible on the list of the bestselling works of all time. How did a modest puzzle maker and writer who called herself “lowbrow” create a template for the twentieth-century mystery novel and achieve worldwide fame in her […]

“Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop

By Ron Powers “Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop The other day I was doing a Zoom call with a friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles and, as usual, we talked about the music we’d been listening to lately. My friend was particularly excited about a new song she had just discovered […]

Bass Fishermen are in Hot Water

By Steve Chaconas Bass Fishermen are in Hot Water It’s been a difficult tournament season, covid-shortened by Gov. Hogan’s recreational fishing ban. Many trails played catch up, having more tournaments in a shorter period of time, many during the hottest part of the season. With record heat in June and July, limiting bass tournaments during […]

Art Videos – Art or Entertainment??

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Art Videos – Art or Entertainment?? As the Covidian Age begins (to the dismay of newspaper editors all over New York and LA) to show signs of slowing down, I got to think about art stuff that I originally thought about decades ago, whenever some shiny “new” thing popped […]

Bodyweight Benefits

By Ryan Unverzagt Bodyweight Benefits Bodyweight training is nothing new, but I would like to discuss how you can integrate this type of training in your fitness routines. For centuries, man utilized his own bodyweight as a means to get stronger for battle which is one reason why our military still uses this type of […]

Fall Back Into Exercise:

By Nicole Flanagan Fall Back Into Exercise: For some of us the fall brings a feeling of renewal.  The changing of seasons can bring a change in your daily routine.  With the kids heading back to school and the holidays just around the corner it may be impossible to find time to exercise.  But what […]

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

by Kim Putens Answers to Frequently Asked Questions How do I choose the right moisturizer for my face? Believe it or not, the most important thing about choosing a moisturizer is the weight, not the fancy ingredients.  The wrong weight of moisturizer can actually cause as many, if not more, problems than the ingredients. If […]

Six Priorities for the Sandwich Generation

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Six Priorities for the Sandwich Generation The “Sandwich Generation”—adults caring for aging parents as well as children—faces several stressful challenges that come from trying to juggle everyone’s needs. One of those top stressors: finances, such as how to cover education and health care costs and still save enough for […]

The Art of the Blend

By Doug Fabbioli The Art of the Blend One of the skills that I was fortunate to learn a number of decades ago was the process of blending wines. Blending is something that has happened in the industry for many generations: the French have their Bordeaux and Rhône blends, the Italians blend Chianti, Tuscans, and […]