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Throw the beans at demons on Feb. 3!

News
January 26, 2015

For those of you venturing out in town on Feb. 3, be sure to watch out for flying beans and fleeing ogres.

The Japanese celebrate Setsubun, which literally means “change of seasons,” on this day to kick off the preparation for the upcoming...

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Photo courtesy of Glenn Towery

Vet takes on suicide with broadcast ambitions

News
January 23, 2015

Moved by an epidemic of suicides among U.S. military veterans, one veteran aims to help stem the tide with a 24-7 TV channel for vets, by vets.

The brainchild of Glenn Towery, a Round Rock, Texas-based Vietnam combat veteran, Veterans...

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Photo by Megan Fox

El Nido: Family explores a piece of paradise in the Philippines

Travel
January 22, 2015

During the hot and muggy August summer, my parents and I set out for a two-week tour of Asia.  It was our second time traveling in Asia (together) and we were really looking forward to the trip. We chose three locations, a short plane ride from...

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