Month

June 2010

Beach Chair Reading

By Jack Neworth Summer is coming. I can tell by all the weight loss commercials urging us lemmings to get in shape for beach season. Fat chance. (Pun intended.)  It’s the beach, not a model’s runway! Trim or chubby, I’ll be on the sand taking a good book with me. Here are a few you...

Swami X Speaks

When you get to 84, the urgency to get laid dramatically diminishes. Not to suggest I no longer fully appreciate the  warmth, sensitivity, intelligence, wit, wiles and charm of a full-grown woman; I just don’t want to disappoint her. I am still dedicated to discovering the bottom line to all the secrets of life and...

Poetry

Beyond Palatable – Roger Linnett The Man! – Essembe Sone Massoua Do I Really Care? – krista schwimmer For Dr. John – Mary Getlein Vanishing – Sherman Pearl How will it be? – Jim Smith ———— Beyond Palatable (a haiku) Shrimps in mole’ sauce Oysters Rockefeller-ized Gulf of Much-sorrow – Roger Linnett ——- The Man!...

SPARC and Beyond Baroque Host Event for Cuban Political Prisoner and Artist

By Diana Block How do you break through the 12-year blockade of silence that has kept five Cuban political prisoners invisible to the American public? How can art transcend U.S. prison walls and present the truth about these men, locked up in five distant prisons scattered across the United States, to a Southern California community?...
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