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The Potted Desert Garden: Prepare for Cooler Temperatures in the Desert

The Potted Desert Garden: Prepare for Cooler Temperatures in the Desert

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

Here we go again with a fifth Tuesday, on this last day of September.

For you, it’s another chance to consider your potted desert garden. For me, it’s an opportunity to share more of my personal side.

At the end of July, I told you about my move to a new home , and going from 45-plus pots to a mere sev...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 25, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 25, 2014!

Thursday, September 25, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's somewhat hawkish Independent comics page: Red Meat prepares some delicious mini-mart cuisine; Jen Sorenson looks at the failure of Obamacare criticism; The K Chronciles retaliates for a bad joke; and This Modern World hears the drumbeats toward war.

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Know Your Neighbors: There's Nothing 'Domestic' About Domestic Violence

Know Your Neighbors: There's Nothing 'Domestic' About Domestic Violence

Wednesday, September 24, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

The new development in Orange County featured lovely homes, wide streets and lots of families. Block parties were common in the neighborhood, and everyone seemed to know everyone else.

The couple on the corner socialized—always as a couple. In fact, the wife didn’t even drive: Her husband took her to...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Dudes Only Cry When Drunk?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Dudes Only Cry When Drunk?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I enjoy the use of language by Chicanos, mexicanos and Mexican Americans. Humor and a sardonic sense of history, in my view, are encapsulated in many everyday expressions. Two examples are the use of huey (or perhaps buey ) and rollo . In the first case, perhaps buey (ox) is a bitterly ironic re...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Create Outdoor 'Rooms' With Potted Gardens

The Potted Desert Garden: Create Outdoor 'Rooms' With Potted Gardens

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

I love potted gardens for so many reasons. They are versatile in their uses, and flexible in their placement and plantings—plus, you don’t have to dig in the ground!

Many yards have no delineated areas. To change that, homeowners will build ramadas, patios, gazebos and even outdoor kitchens. All of t...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-spicy Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at existential threats; Jen Sorenson exposes digital dipwads; The K Chronicles adds a pinch of salt; and Red Meat enjoys a delicious martini or two.

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