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When All Is Said and Dunn: Remembering What’s Important

By Bill Dunn The madness continued in America last week as we, as a nation, shook our heads and shed a collective tear for the victims in Newtown, Connecticut. Despite what the talking heads on the news want to assume, nobody knows what was going through the killer’s head prior to the bullet that ended…

Immigrant Sneider Family Grateful
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Immigrant Sneider Family Grateful

Their First Thanksgiving in America was 1949 By Harry Sneider First Thanksgiving in Northfield, Minnesota with the Sneider family emigrating from Latvia in 1949. -Courtesy Photo The bloody and brutal war was over. We ran all over Europe during World War II looking for a place to live. My father was a prisoner, we didn’t…

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When All Is Said and Dunn: So Spry in the Minds Eye

By Bill Dunn I made the mistake of looking at a few old family photo albums the other day. If you ever have an overwhelming need to feel older in a hurry nothing will do it quicker. Well maybe with the exception of stumbling on some unexpected vintage photos of yourself on Facebook. That can…

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When All Is Said and Dunn: Mean Streets in Monkeytown

By Bill Dunn I don’t know for sure, but it seems like the world is getting meaner. I sometimes feel as though every time I step out of my door that peril lies just outside. Maybe it’s just me being paranoid, but as Kurt Cobain was attributed as saying , “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t…

World’s Strongest Man Paul Anderson
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World’s Strongest Man Paul Anderson

By Herry Sneider His achievements have never been duplicated in the last 56 years. Olympic Champion Paul Anderson push pressing 585 lbs in 1956. -Courtesy Photo The London Olympics are now history. There are many valuable lessons one can learn from these wonderful Olympics. The big thing that I saw as a coach and a…

Ocean-Front Charm and Baja Cuisine in Newport Beach
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Ocean-Front Charm and Baja Cuisine in Newport Beach

-Photo by Greg Aragon It hit me as I leaned back, sipping a cucumber -jalapeno margarita, and watching yachts bob in the water a few feet away. This was no ordinary excursion. The dinner I just had at SOL Cocina was Baja California cuisine at its best, and my room at the Newport Beach Hotel…

Trains, Wind Machines and History in Tehachapi
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Trains, Wind Machines and History in Tehachapi

By Greg Aragon I thought we would blow into Tehachapi, take a few photos of the town’s world-famous wind machines, and then be home for lunch. I didn’t know we would spend the entire day there, enjoying an exciting, spontaneous getaway. The trip began when a friend and I rented a car and headed north…

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