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October 1, 2013

Zipline Leaves Juan Smelling BS

By Greta Cobar Following their promise to leave only footprints, Flightlinez removed the two towers supporting the zipline and are in the process of restoring the grass that was uprooted when the towers were installed. Unfortunately, the process of restoring the grass involved a stinky fertilizer that stunk up parts of Ocean Front Walk for...

The Merchant of Venice

By Delores Hanney Today Mike T. lives a life of gracious bohemianism with his longtime love Laura. He’s an artist; she’s a writer. Their enchanting Venice home and its 800 square-foot studio behind are hidden from view by thriving gardens swoony with scent and color, tinkling chimes and little surprises tucked in here and there....

Change in Peace and Freedom Party Leadership

A large turnout of Peace and Freedom members overwhelmingly elected new officers on September 27 to head the Venice P&F. Outgoing Chairperson Karl Abrams wished them well and pledged to help make the transition as easy as possible. The new officers are primed to continue and expand the activist orientation of the Venice Chapter. During...

The Venice Symphony Orchestra – Good Vibrations

By CJ Gronner When I first heard there was going to be a Venice Symphony Orchestra, I thought it was just about the best idea ever. Then I heard them, and that is now confirmed. Led by founder/director/conductor/musician, Wesley Flowers, I just heard the VSO play for the first time at the September Venice Art...

Pondering the Difference: Thought vs. Meditation  

By Francie Wong Some people say that they meditate while doing dishes or walking down the street just enjoying being outside and in touch with their breath.  I used to do dishes and chant the mantra, “I am grateful”.  I remember standing at the sink full of dishes, tears running down my face while saying...

Poetry

Why is there always one? – by Ronald McKinley Sunday Night – by Mary Getlein Ode to Autumn – by Michael Riley The Blood – by Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGos Boots on the Ground – by D.J. Carlile Adullam – by Roger Houston Time Is True, But Sill – by James Stone Only Me – by...

On Being Homeless in Venice…

By Brian Connolly I’ve been supporting the rights of the un-housed as a political activist who dresses like John Lennon, pitching my tent overnight at different events, and then going back to my apartment. I’d made some mistakes in my life recently, though, and found myself un-housed. This is what it’s been like: I ran...