Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fitness: Boot Camp: Not For The Faint Of Heart

by Stephen Kelly Fitness trends come and go, and what’s vogue now is destined to become yesterday’s news. Remember the Jane Fonda workout? Tai-Bo? Pilates? Anyone? Didn’t think so. But one fitness program that has stood the test of time … Continue reading

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Health: On The Run

The pressures of today’s hectic lifestyles can be overwhelming, and as demands increase, so do stress levels. It’s no wonder physical ailments like ulcers, headaches, chest pains, high blood pressure and decreased sex drive are so prevalent. Anxiety, anger and … Continue reading

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A-Z Archive: I Challenge: Ice Water and INXS

Hello fellow A-Z Archive Challengers! It looks like the “I’s” have it this week. I generally only post one image in these challenges, but this week I flip-flopped between two that I felt effectively convey the interpretation, so I’m posting … Continue reading

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Recipe: Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Hello all. I’ve been under the throes of the nasty chest cold that has been running around the Bay Area, so there’s no better time for some soothing, congestion-busting chicken noodle soup. The combination of hot chicken broth and red … Continue reading

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Sunday Post: Landscape

This is Waverly Cemetery in Bronte, Australia, outside of Sydney. The cemetery lies at the halfway point of the amazing, 3-mile coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee and, as you can see, it’s quite an astonishing, unexpected sight.

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Essay: Handicapping The Oscars

I’m an avid cinephile. I see as many movies as I can in both the theater and home video formats. I’ve written about movies (I’m a former contributor/reviewer to the PopMatters website), I’ve studies them in film classes, I’m always … Continue reading

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Essay: My Life As A Superhero

Lately I’ve been pondering the subject of superheroes. Everyone has their favorite – mine is Batman – and I think everyone at some time has fantasized about being one. I know I have. Of course, unlike Batman, whose uses cunning, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

I love indulging in a nice nap, although maybe not as much as these shoppers in a Tokyo department store.

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Fitness: When Good Routines Go Bad: Working Through Plateaus

by Stephen Kelly The road to fitness can be like driving the interstate. You’re cruising along, getting to your destination in record time and you’re feeling fine. But suddenly you hit bumper-to-bumper traffic, and your trip grinds to a halt. … Continue reading

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Video: Uluru/Milky Way Time Lapse Video

As our world becomes faster, more complicated and much more impersonal, sometimes we need to be reminded of the simple but awesome majesty of pure nature. I hope this video of the Milky Way over Australia’s Uluru amazes and inspires … Continue reading

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