Simply Be

23 Mar 19
ATBHorseRacing

Race 1 – Class 5, 1400m # 1 Flying Noble # 9 Wonderful Tiger # 11 Triumphant Light Race 2 – Class 4, 1200m # 8 VOYAGE WARRIOR Race 3 – Class 5, 1200m # 4 M REBORN # 9 RichCity Fortune # 3 Natural Flare Race 6 – Class 3, 1000m # 9 MultiMillion […]

23 Mar 19
The Cinephiliac

I’m attempting to decipher my current rambling mind about my first impression on Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated sophomore film, Us. I almost feel at a loss for words. I have so much to stay about this but nothing is coming to the surface in one cohesive thought. It’s just words bumbling around into one another […]

23 Mar 19
Simply Thoughts

The reality. Don’t we all hold the angelic face as well as a brute in us. Yes we all do. But the complexity is do we always play dual mask?? Something internally which is so paradoxical to our external portrayal?? If this play is ever unending then we are not living life at all to […]

23 Mar 19
LoveBreedsAccountability

Since May 2017 the media and Democrats have falsely claimed that President Trump “admitted he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation.” Their evidence for the claim is an interview the President did with NBC’s Lester Holt. To summarize: In a May 2017 interview, President Trump told Lester Holt that he was thinking about the […]

23 Mar 19
Who Knows Anyhow?

Sit Still And Be Present The path of meditation implores us to the simplest yet most difficult thing – to sit still and just be present, to reflect without thinking. There is no action involved, only stillness and observation. Watch What Comes Up In meditation we let whatever comes up, come up. We invite it […]

23 Mar 19
Blooming Beauty

So yesterday, I went on a date with a man I met online. Initially, we were going to go for drinks and a movie, but I needed to be back early and asked if we could just go for drinks. He said he was looking forward to the movie and so, it seemed we went […]

23 Mar 19
Can I Have a Word?

You’re 80 points ahead in a game, and it’s your turn to play. What should you do? Alternatively, you’re 80 points behind, struggling to keep up with your opponent, the game slipping inexorably away from you. Again, what should you do? In part, of course, the answer to both those questions depends on what tiles […]

23 Mar 19
ZQ-287

INCLUSIVE UTOPIA (FROM THE NOVEL DISPOSABLE THOUGHT) BY STEVEN T. BRAMBLE He ran across the annihilated plastic cup like you run across the lugubriously broken figure of a nest-fallen baby bird, pitiful in its horrific tribulations, miniature beak moving to voice hellish cognitions if only it could verbalize, eyes like sinkholes, and what one does, […]

23 Mar 19
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Bill Robertson reviews Robert Currie’s One-Way Ticket, gillian harding-russell’s Another Air, and Beyond Forgetting — an Al Purdy anthology.

23 Mar 19
Free Game Currency Generators

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23 Mar 19
Timothy Preston

15.00 USD Super Cool Dietitian, Occupational Mug, Killing it, Dietitian Mug, Mug for Dietitian, Gift for Dietitian, Dietitian, Coffee Mug Dietitian This awesome coffee mug is made out of ceramic (like most coffee mugs) using a professional quality sublimation printing process. (the design is printed into special sublimation paper, then heat transferred, turning the inks […]

23 Mar 19
Daily Bulletin
Is there an espionage confab going on at the Ontario Convention Center? That might explain why the nearby Spires has dropped an R from one of its signs, which as of last week appeared as Spies. Parked at a red light at Holt and Vineyard in Ontario the other day, I looked around and saw the altered sign. This was like a rather literal version of I spy with my little eye. The bad news: Now that I’ve told you about Spies, I may have to kill you. Thursday, I returned to take a photo with my phone. (If only I’d had a miniature camera hidden in a necktie!) I considered staying at Spies for lunch, but I didn’t have a trenchcoat. You don’t want to be underdressed. The wind blew the letter off, the manager told me by phone Friday, but it will be re-affixed soon. He didn’t understand what I meant when I asked if anyone had joked about the new name, but he thanked me for my interest. I suppose it must be a hush-hush situation. Suggestion: If you go into Spies, ask if they have a secret menu. Back to City Hall Three months into 2019, I had yet to attend a city council meeting. Look, what with my recent pneumonia and all, I had felt sick enough already. But I dipped my toe back into governmental waters on Tuesday night with Ontario. Ontario meetings start early and end almost before they’ve begun, making for a short night. Alas, news was proportionate to the length of the 35-minute meeting, but those are the breaks. During the public comment period, the upcoming Ontario Arts and Culture Awards were touted. They’ll be part of an April 25 dinner at the Museum of History and Art. Tickets are $75. Event chairwoman Sherry Glab told council members that proceeds will aid the museum in partnering with other local arts groups. She was flanked by Joe Blackstock, “whom you may know,” Glab said, “or may not if you don’t read the newspaper.” “Never heard of him,” Mayor Paul Leon said with a smile. I’m hoping that Joe, who writes the Our Past column for this newspaper, doesn’t scoop me about historical aspects of the meeting, such as approval of the February minutes. The council, with no comment or oral report, approved a small commercial center on the northwest corner of Holt Boulevard and Grove Avenue that, the staff report reveals, will include a car wash. Councilman Ruben Valencia wished me a happy birthday from the dais. Leon caught my eye, paused, then said: “Old man.” Takes one to know one. After the meeting, I asked Leon how old he was. He’s 62. “You could say I don’t look 62,” Leon offered. “I could,” I agreed. White-haired Councilman Jim Bowman interjected, “I’ll be 39 next month.” An app for that Before the meeting’s close, the mayor made a pitch for the city’s MyOntario app. Too many people, he said, simply post photos of potholes to Facebook and gripe that the city isn’t doing its job. Officials do look at Facebook, but not 24/7, which makes the platform an inefficient way to report a problem, even if people find it a useful way to vent. Much faster, Leon said, is to report potholes and other issues with the city’s smartphone app. “When I see something, I just pull out my phone and in less than 30 seconds I’ve reported it,” Leon said from the dais. “You just take a picture and that’s it. If you leave your email, staff will send a picture of it being repaired or fixed.” The app was launched in 2012 as a collaboration with the city’s graffiti removal contractor and was relaunched by the city last May with more features and interactivity. “Our goal was to be able to have residents report issues within a one-minute period,” Assistant City Manager Al Boling told me. People can download the free app from ontarioca.gov or from their phone’s app store. If they see a street light out, a pothole, a couch at a curb, graffiti or other issue, taking a photo via the app will generate a report that includes the location. The report feeds directly into the work order system and gets scheduled for action automatically. Ontario is getting more than 2,400 reports a month, up from 2,000 under the old app. “It’s easier to report it than to put it up on social media,” Leon said, “as some kind of failure on the part of the City Council. It helps us all take care of our city.” If Ontario wants to lessen the amount of negativity on Facebook, that’s probably not going to happen. But it’s a worthy cause. All-Ontario! Since I’m on a roll with Ontario items, let’s make this a rare all-Ontario column. Culture Corner Scenes for the Netflix thriller series “You” were filmed Monday at Ontario International Airport and at Juanita’s, the humble Mexican walk-up restaurant that’s been at 1209 E. 4th St. since 1980. The restaurant closed to accommodate the filming. “They used our tables outside and added their own,” manager Maria Rangel told me. Scenes were filmed on the patio of the characters eating, or pretending to eat. (It was a long shoot.) Why Juanita’s? “You” was looking for a Mexican restaurant near the airport and one of the producers had eaten at Juanita’s before, Rangel reported. “It was exciting,” said Rangel, who was filmed taking characters’ orders. “I’m not into that show, but my daughter is. She was freaking out.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Valley Vignette Ontario’s Walmart Supercenter now has a rarity: an autonomous cleaning robot. The product of San Diego tech company Brain Corp, the “robot custodians” are a cross between a Zamboni and a Roomba, as the Washington Post wrote in a story on the product. Ontario’s is one of about 400 at Walmarts around the country. To paraphrase “Simpsons” newscaster Kent Brockman, I for one welcome our robot custodian overlords. David Allen submits Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Email dallen@scng.com, phone 909-483-9339, visit insidesocal.com/davidallen, like davidallencolumnist on Facebook and follow @davidallen909 on Twitter.
23 Mar 19
Sashay with Sasha

If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know that I recently visited Belgium and I’ve probably been spamming you with the photos. I visited for a long weekend, staying in Brussels, but also spending a morning in Ghent and an afternoon in Bruges, seeing 3 cities in one day! The land of chocolate, […]

23 Mar 19
QUEST

Here’s a quirky flashback from an era which many of us remember as care-free and exciting.  Chubby Checker’s words, “Jack be limbo, Jack be quick.  Jack go unda limbo stick…..how low can you go?” (1) Those years were great times.  Were we hopelessly naïve or simply enthusiastic about life?  Today, in our maturity, the harshness […]

23 Mar 19
SCNG
Is there an espionage confab going on at the Ontario Convention Center? That might explain why the nearby Spires has dropped an R from one of its signs, which as of last week appeared as Spies. Parked at a red light at Holt and Vineyard in Ontario the other day, I looked around and saw the altered sign. This was like a rather literal version of I spy with my little eye. The bad news: Now that I’ve told you about Spies, I may have to kill you. Thursday, I returned to take a photo with my phone. (If only I’d had a miniature camera hidden in a necktie!) I considered staying at Spies for lunch, but I didn’t have a trenchcoat. You don’t want to be underdressed. The wind blew the letter off, the manager told me by phone Friday, but it will be re-affixed soon. He didn’t understand what I meant when I asked if anyone had joked about the new name, but he thanked me for my interest. I suppose it must be a hush-hush situation. Suggestion: If you go into Spies, ask if they have a secret menu. Back to City Hall Three months into 2019, I had yet to attend a city council meeting. Look, what with my recent pneumonia and all, I had felt sick enough already. But I dipped my toe back into governmental waters on Tuesday night with Ontario. Ontario meetings start early and end almost before they’ve begun, making for a short night. Alas, news was proportionate to the length of the 35-minute meeting, but those are the breaks. During the public comment period, the upcoming Ontario Arts and Culture Awards were touted. They’ll be part of an April 25 dinner at the Museum of History and Art. Tickets are $75. Event chairwoman Sherry Glab told council members that proceeds will aid the museum in partnering with other local arts groups. She was flanked by Joe Blackstock, “whom you may know,” Glab said, “or may not if you don’t read the newspaper.” “Never heard of him,” Mayor Paul Leon said with a smile. I’m hoping that Joe, who writes the Our Past column for this newspaper, doesn’t scoop me about historical aspects of the meeting, such as approval of the February minutes. The council, with no comment or oral report, approved a small commercial center on the northwest corner of Holt Boulevard and Grove Avenue that, the staff report reveals, will include a car wash. Councilman Ruben Valencia wished me a happy birthday from the dais. Leon caught my eye, paused, then said: “Old man.” Takes one to know one. After the meeting, I asked Leon how old he was. He’s 62. “You could say I don’t look 62,” Leon offered. “I could,” I agreed. White-haired Councilman Jim Bowman interjected, “I’ll be 39 next month.” An app for that Before the meeting’s close, the mayor made a pitch for the city’s MyOntario app. Too many people, he said, simply post photos of potholes to Facebook and gripe that the city isn’t doing its job. Officials do look at Facebook, but not 24/7, which makes the platform an inefficient way to report a problem, even if people find it a useful way to vent. Much faster, Leon said, is to report potholes and other issues with the city’s smartphone app. “When I see something, I just pull out my phone and in less than 30 seconds I’ve reported it,” Leon said from the dais. “You just take a picture and that’s it. If you leave your email, staff will send a picture of it being repaired or fixed.” The app was launched in 2012 as a collaboration with the city’s graffiti removal contractor and was relaunched by the city last May with more features and interactivity. “Our goal was to be able to have residents report issues within a one-minute period,” Assistant City Manager Al Boling told me. People can download the free app from ontarioca.gov or from their phone’s app store. If they see a street light out, a pothole, a couch at a curb, graffiti or other issue, taking a photo via the app will generate a report that includes the location. The report feeds directly into the work order system and gets scheduled for action automatically. Ontario is getting more than 2,400 reports a month, up from 2,000 under the old app. “It’s easier to report it than to put it up on social media,” Leon said, “as some kind of failure on the part of the City Council. It helps us all take care of our city.” If Ontario wants to lessen the amount of negativity on Facebook, that’s probably not going to happen. But it’s a worthy cause. All-Ontario! Since I’m on a roll with Ontario items, let’s make this a rare all-Ontario column. Culture Corner Scenes for the Netflix thriller series “You” were filmed Monday at Ontario International Airport and at Juanita’s, the humble Mexican walk-up restaurant that’s been at 1209 E. 4th St. since 1980. The restaurant closed to accommodate the filming. “They used our tables outside and added their own,” manager Maria Rangel told me. Scenes were filmed on the patio of the characters eating, or pretending to eat. (It was a long shoot.) Why Juanita’s? “You” was looking for a Mexican restaurant near the airport and one of the producers had eaten at Juanita’s before, Rangel reported. “It was exciting,” said Rangel, who was filmed taking characters’ orders. “I’m not into that show, but my daughter is. She was freaking out.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Valley Vignette Ontario’s Walmart Supercenter now has a rarity: an autonomous cleaning robot. The product of San Diego tech company Brain Corp, the “robot custodians” are a cross between a Zamboni and a Roomba, as the Washington Post wrote in a story on the product. Ontario’s is one of about 400 at Walmarts around the country. To paraphrase “Simpsons” newscaster Kent Brockman, I for one welcome our robot custodian overlords. David Allen submits Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Email dallen@scng.com, phone 909-483-9339, visit insidesocal.com/davidallen, like davidallencolumnist on Facebook and follow @davidallen909 on Twitter.