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Thy Kingdom Come – Part Two – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

(Answer My Prayer)   Air Force One was in the air in less than thirty minutes and President Trask was already halfway through the service record of Joe Kingdom, “Ten years in the Navy Seals, two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and five Purple Hearts. After he left the Seals he worked […]

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Thy Kingdom Come – Part I

By   /  May 13, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

(Answer My Prayer) Thomas Calabrese …. When Robert Trask campaigned for the Presidency of the United States, one of his promises was that he would the turn the economy around which had been sluggish for years. He would make it easier for companies to make a profit by reducing cumbersome and unneeded regulations that had a […]

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San Diego Foundation Connects, Protects & Increases Kids’ Access to Nature with $442,000 in Grants

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

May 2017 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation announced $442,000 in grants for 11 local programs that will connect, protect and increase access to nature for underserved children and families throughout the San Diego region. According to The San Diego Foundation Parks for Everyone report, many low-income, ethnically diverse communities have limited access to […]

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Smoldering Australians -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 6, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Smoldering Australians     Too Hot To Handle Thomas Calabrese.. It was April 20, 1968 in South Vietnam and the stench of death and jungle decomposition combined with the stifling humid heat to attack my sense of smell like a sapper squad on opium laced steroids. My Marine Corps infantry platoon had seen action in three […]

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Transportation & Greenhouse Gases – Reducing Emissions with Renewable Utilities

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Transportation & Greenhouse Gases –  Reducing Emissions with Renewable Utilities Presentation by Peder Norby Peder is a native San Diegan and 35 year resident of Carlsbad. He served as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner for nine years, recently serving as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that drafted the “Renewable Energy Master […]

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All Choked Up – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

  An Unfortunate Chain of Events Thomas Calabrese … Pepper was a Brindle Pitbull, black and white in color and almost fourteen years of age. This was old for most dogs especially one of her size and breed and she had her share of health issues which included arthritis and lung cancer.  She was the sole […]

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Munday Memories Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 22, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Ghost of Khe Sanh   Thomas Calabrese …. Captain Matthew Munday could have been forged in the steel mills of ancient mythology to stand beside the Gods of Aries and Zeus on Mount Olympus. He also could have been finely stitched by a master leathermaker to be rawhide tough and ride the trails of the Wild […]

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Frankly Speaking – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

(Once every ten million, One in ten billion) One in Ten Billion  Thomas Calabrese Billions of stars and thousands of planets from different galaxies were in perfect alignment for this unique celestial event that only occurred once every ten million years and lasted less than a tenth of a second. An energy beam so powerful […]

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Blurred Lines – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Broken Rules of Engagement Thomas Calabrese … Second Lieutenant Ron Foss graduated at the top of his Officer Candidate class. He could spit shine his boots and shoes until he could see the reflection of his face in them and recite regulations word for word so when he landed in Danang, South Vietnam on May17th, 1969, […]

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WHAT ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE FILING TAXES

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

That dreaded time of the year is almost upon us: tax season. While tax season can be a financial headache for many small business owners, it’s especially difficult for newly minted entrepreneurs. Filing errors can affect a firm’s financial health for months and sometimes even years to come. Here are a few tips to avoid […]

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Miss Mercs. – Thomas Calabrese 4/9

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

They put the take in breathtaking Thomas Calabrese … It was a hot and muggy evening in Juarez, Mexico and the stench of garbage stubbornly hung over the city like a foul smelling guest who’s overstayed his welcome.  The ruthless enforcers of the drug cartel caught a group of careless men transporting cocaine through their area […]

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April is Fair Housing Month

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

                April is Fair Housing Month When we think of Fair Housing Month, we hearken back to the Federal law that mandated fair housing for all. Now, there are so many issues around housing; primarily affordability here in San Diego County, but many places throughout the country. And for […]

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The Devil’s Breath – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 1, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Don’t be Fooled…   Thomas Calabrese …  The group consisted of forty students and ten teachers from Mira Costa Junior College in Oceanside, Ca.  They were touring religious and historical sites in Israel when they were kidnapped as they left the Garden Tomb. Hamas and Isis both claimed responsibility for the abduction and Intel determined it […]

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Giant Mosquito? Mosquito-Eater? Nope, It’s a Crane Fly!

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of, says Chris Conlan, the County’s supervising vector ecologist. They’re crane flies — also known as “mosquito hawks,” “skeeter-eaters,” and “daddy longlegs.” Conlan said […]

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MetaHuman Fitness – “Burpees: An Evolution”

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

A Case for The Burpee Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favorite of fitness professionals across the globe? Burpees: […]

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McDonalds Revents Drinking Straw

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Last December, Elwin Ong’s Silicon Valley engineering startup was approached out of the blue by an unexpected client with an even more unexpected challenge. McDonald’s, it turned out, wanted to reinvent, of all things, the straw. “They wanted to partner with a team with experience working on cutting edge technology to tackle a unique challenge,” […]

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Uncle Chubby’s Pool Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

   Beware of the Deep End Thomas Calabrese …When I say the word chubby, the first thing that probably comes to your mind are words like plump and chunky. When you hear the name, Ervin “Chubby” Piper, you can easily picture a pleasant rotund cheerful fellow with rosy cheeks. If you are a sensitive person […]

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Keeping The Spirit Of The People Alive In The Digital Age

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

North County’s first Face 2 Face meeting took place on a Sunday February at the San Luis Rey Bakery, Organized by Indian Voices and Mel Vernon  for the purpose of disconnecting folks from their digital devices to get back to our story telling tradition. An eager audience gathered around for coffe and vittles in the […]

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Longest Walk 5.2

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  1 Comment

Reprinted from Indian Voices March 2017 Publication The National Field office of the American Indian Movement proudly  announces the Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling To  An End To Drug Abuse & Domestic Violence” Dennis Banks, National Field Director, and co-founder  of the American Indian Movement issued a  phase 3 year walk across America in 2016.  Dennis stated “Because […]

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Diligent and Dangerous Part II – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 18, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Thomas Calabrese… Part II When they got close enough to be seen, Catlin slumped over her board as Camille began waving at the yacht. It slowed down and pulled alongside, “What is wrong?” The deckhand called out with a heavy accent as he stared at the two beautiful women. “My friend is sick, can you help […]

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