Category Archives: Media

My niece and the Dove “Beauty Sketches” commercial

How do you feel about your body image? My 18-year-old niece has become part of a global phenomenon. Unless you’re an aging male (hmmm, who could that be), or so consumed by news out of Boston you can’t concentrate on … Continue reading

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Get real on gun laws

The following is the Dec. 19, 2012, Editorial for the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Controlling guns of mass destruction is much the topic — nationally and in this space — after the horrifying slaughter of 20 small children and six adults … Continue reading

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And the winner on iPhone apps? Google Maps

It’s back. Yup. Google Maps is back as an iPhone app, and it’s much better. Much better than the previous Google mapping app for iPhone — and way better than Apple’s much reviled Maps app that seems to have brought … Continue reading

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Election 2012: Day before tomorrow

Time for some day after, day before the rest of it starts, review of Tuesday’s election. To start, here’s Thursday’s Sentinel Editorial: Santa Cruz County voters, and California voters, demonstrated in Tuesday’s election they are willing to raise taxes, even … Continue reading

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The running man: Election night — Obama’s big win, state and local races

This blog will be updated throughout the night, especially as results on state ballot measures and local races come in. 6 p.m. Hmmm. Just as close as expected. What trends can be seen in presidential race? Romney seems to be … Continue reading

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Election Day and the Sentinel

If you  wake up Wednesday morning expecting to read a print newspaper delivering election results,  you’ll probably be disappointed, at least in terms of local and state races. While it’s been true  for at least one presidential cycle that the … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks captures Santa Cruz surf culture

When the first scene in the recently released film, Chasing Mavericks showed a panorama of the Santa Cruz coastline, the audience inside the theater began whooping and hollering. While this film may not play well in Ohio — but what … Continue reading

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Room with a view: Series from the stands

View from the stands as Pablo Sandoval delivers his fourth hit of his epic 3-HR game/Don Miller Game 1 of the World Series is one of the greatest moments in sporting events and San Francisco Giant fans have been graced … Continue reading

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Ballad of Hunter Pence: Divine intervention for Giants?

As the San Francisco Giants unlikely postseason moved Monday night to the almost surreal — surviving six do-or-die elimination games and moving on to their second World Series in three years — the moment became an occasion once again for … Continue reading

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Giants scandal: Cheaters rob fans, teammates, honest athletes

Melky Cabrera/Getty Images The Olympics are over and for the most part, were clean. “Clean” as in only a few athletes were found to be using performance enhancing drugs. Good thing, because cheating takes all the joy from the competition, … Continue reading

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