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A Raunchy Romp Through Literature

A Raunchy Romp Through Literature

Story and illustrations by Paul Kelly

May 12, 2020

Entering that balmy room on the fifth floor of the Rue de Montreuil from the novel cold always proved uncomfortable. My glasses fogged and my face warmed to a horribly Celtic shade of carmine. Evé Tournier’s, with whom I shared an odd relationship at the time, brown-back was bare and showcased the fres...

Nicaragua’s First Daughter shares #Metoo Story in New Documentary

Nicaragua’s First Daughter shares #Metoo Story in New Documentary

Paul Kelly

May 11, 2020

Despite the obvious distance imposed by the threat of COVID-19, the words that seemed the ripest on the lips of everyone present in the March 13 Zoom meeting with Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo were those of agradecimento.  Sociologist, former member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly and First Daughter o...

Star Wars cosplayers remain dedicated during COVID-19

 Stormtrooper Craig Gaylord joined Police Officer Kenny Ferrigno from the Santa Rosa Police Department to model proper social distancing and encourage residents to wear appropriate face coverings in public

Paul Kelly

May 1, 2020

“It was one of the first movies I remember watching where I was completely enthralled,” Thomas Orlando, amateur “Star Wars” costumer, said. “I didn’t wanna take my eyes off the screen.” “Star Wars,” the 1977 American epic space opera, now a multiformat, media franchise, garnered one of ...

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Paul Kelly

April 22, 2020

Connection, or perhaps the frequent inability to establish connection, is a common thread in cinema. The theme is vast and covers various epochs of film history. In an attempt to trim down this intimidatingly, ubiquitous topic the selection has been narrowed down to three films; “Ikiru” by Akira Kur...

At Home with The Kellys

By Paul C. Kelly

April 16, 2020

https://youtu.be/UbkPoAITOZM

Home Workouts with David Kelly

Home Workouts with David Kelly

Video by Paul C. Kelly

April 9, 2020

David G. Kelly, health and fitness enthusiast, explains part of the at-home-workout he has been using to, “stay in shape and stay sane.” Easily done and low on equipment demands, Kelly details how one can do these basic exercises to remain active “even in a small, smelly home space.”  ...

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

Story and illustrations by Paul Kelly

March 24, 2020

Scanning the sanguine walls, dripping with paraphernalia, it was easy to miss the Nicaraguan flag enamel pin and modest portrait of Guatemala’s national bird: the resplendent quetzal. They stood as the lone representatives of Central America on a predominantly Mexican wall.  Aurora Macha, member...

Reality Bites at the Housing Precipice

Photo by William Wendelman

Paul Kelly

February 25, 2020

If one, by chance or misfortune, happens upon the Sunset District, draped in its customarily melancholic clouds, how often would the horizon be broken with the height of something new? With ease one would find a neat, unbroken row of single-family homes stretching to the sea, this line interrupted only...

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