• Skin art

    Whenever I’m asked if I would be interested in receiving a tattoo, my stock, truthful response is, “I can’t even commit to a couch.” However, I appreciate the art, history, and stories behind them. Enter Mr. G and Madame Chinchilla, proprietors of the Triangle Tattoo...
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  • Ravioli-rosemary soup

      This is a simple soup recipe born one cold day shortly after the Thomas fire. I call it my “healing soup.” I had a few leftover things in the refer (green beans) and fresh rosemary from my herb garden, then I went to the...
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  • Annual fundraiser

    This is our first ever, I believe, annual fundraiser drive.  As many of you know, iPinion is a non profit website and all columnists, photographers, editors and owners, do not get paid for what they do.  They enjoy participating in this website, hopefully, as much...
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  • Oh, the evil roundabout…

    Not since the much-dreaded Burger King reared its weirdly disturbing crowned head on Grant Avenue have Winters residents been this enraged. People are pissed. Step aside, downtown hotel with no on-site parking and stupid piebald beaver — there’s a new Big Issue in town, and...
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  • It’s my opportunity to take over

    I figure it’s the perfect time for me to take over the Winters Express! Perfect! I picked up the paper this morning, well it was actually this afternoon because I slept until 12:45 p.m. Anyway, right there on the front page was the headline, “Charley...
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  • Not Pollyanna

    It’s somewhat bizarre to use Ted Nugent as an intelligent reference, but he made an astute point during an interview several years ago. Frequently, I have been reminded of it since President T-word (Trump) took office. (It’s not a good idea to say his name...
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  • New beginnings in 2018

    In 2016, David Bowie and Prince died unexpectedly, and I was crushed. In 2017, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino passed away, and I was saddened. These inevitable endings remind us of our mortality, and of our powerlessness. Your love for Prince could not have saved...
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  • Happy New Year 2018



  • Some of the kittens must die

    The other night I dreamed of kittens. Oh, how sweet! Nope. This is my subconscious, folks, not the Disney Channel. There were five… all black except for a dark gray… newborn… weak and helpless, piled on top of each other for warmth. I sat down...
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