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  • Pepper Spray Grandmas
    In the heart of Greenwood Apartments, four grandmothers – Edna, Mildred, Rose, and Alice – lived independently, on different floors. A series of robberies left them shaken and vulnerable. The incidents peaked just over a year ago on a Wednesday night when they were on their way to bingo at the corner Senior Center. Earlier,…
  • Supernatural Reversion
    Regardless of what you’ve heard about the practice, or your opinion of the results, or even to whom it’s most associated, Supernatural Reversion was developed by anthropologist Dr. Ernst Von Kampf. In his own words, he conceived it to “Help individuals experience the pure essence of their spiritual heritage.” Although his teachings and practice are…
  • Party Bounce
    When I repeatedly fell flat on my back — and sides, shoulders, knees and head — it wasn’t a complete surprise. I mean, when was the last time you tried to walk through one of those bounce house inflatable play structures? You know, the kind you see at children’s birthday parties, work picnics and local…
  • Stella
    She was a young child in a yellow dress. Old enough to loudly ask questions of strangers, but too young to be by herself, let alone in a gym. Although she was clearly not dressed for working out, she was determined to learn what she could about the strength-training machines. When she got to Jose,…
  • Destiny of Resolution
    Lucy awoke New Year’s Day contemplating her ambivalence for resolutions. On the one hand, she considered them a benign amusement: an indulgence to one’s imagination. On the other hand, she also thought that truly attempting to alter one’s future in a meaningful way automatically set one up for an inevitable failure against the prevailing force…