Month

March 2011

The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram: Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

Book Reviewed by Jim Smith The definitive book about the Viet Nam war has been written by a twenty-something Vietnamese woman. This may be hard to believe for those raised on a diet of male-oriented sagas of hard fighting, hard loving and hard living American soldiers that dominate the U.S. book market and big screens....

Swami X Speaks

I think people think too much and take it too seriously. Not that I can’t enjoy a substantially vibrant joke with tits in it. Just watching your thoughts without getting personally involved is a healthy exercise. Generally, I feel agnostics have an edge on the rest of us but then again I am convinced everything...

Poetry

A Cold Proposition – Carol Fondiller “when in the course of human events…” – hillary kaye Lady Venice–Myra D. Goodley Whale Song–krista schwimmer Swami X Speaks, Collected on Ocean Front Walk – Judy Lent ———————————————- A Cold Proposition By Carol Fondiller Outside, brittle cold shatters the fragile or gone dreams of Southern California into icy...

Henrietta Leavitt – Surveyor to the Stars

By Roger Linnett Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s contribution to astronomy is acknowledged as one of the most significant of the 20th century, but, as is typical of women in science in this country, her name elicits only blank stares and shrugged shoulders. Born in Lawrence, MA., in 1868, she enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio in...

Bohemia – Alive and Well on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

By CJ Gronner Bohemian Exchange is a uniquely great store on Abbot Kinney, that is – get this – a non-profit store. Meaning, proceeds from items you buy there go to non-profit organizations like Heal The Bay, The Sierra Club, Tree People, The Surfrider Foundation, and the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). How cool is...
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