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Body Wisdom

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Nancy Ivey Research into tuning forks and the potential trauma stored in the biofield led me to psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk, director of the Boston Trauma Center and noted expert in the field. In his recent book, The Body Keeps the Score, Van Der Kolk promotes yoga as a therapeutic intervention for traumatized people […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Fast 5 News

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to share with all my friends and neighbors, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising tidbits that just stick with me. These little tales that can be summed up in the span of a tweet can be almost as shocking as […]

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Reel Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins You know, sometimes, I just absolutely love my job. This is one of those times. Buckle your seatbelts, friends and neighbors, because the Guardians are back, baby! That’s right! I have seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—starring Chris Pratt (Passengers), Zoe Saldana (Live by Night), Dave Bautista (Enter the Warrior’s […]

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Fishing with Noble: Old dog, old tricks

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Noble Smith I remember catching my first fish on the Kern River back in 1962. It was a 12-inch Rainbow Trout. I caught the fish using a Pautzke salmon egg and an Eagle Claw hook with a split shot. This was a great method back then and is probably the most used setup today. […]

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Writing Out Loud: In Seven Days, We Celebrate

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

Anticipation! It is what builds in us a sense that something really exciting is about to happen. In some instances, it can even be more exciting than the thing we are looking forward to. Our imagination has the power to magnify the significance of what we are in anticipation of, and in turn, our adrenaline […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: The Master Healer

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Tracy Lee The older I get, the more I realize that people tend to develop their own distinctive doctrines in life. In general, people will take a truth and alter it to comfortably fit it into their own understanding or habits. The problem with this adaptation is that one day that which we have […]

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Interesting History: Prince Philip, History Alive

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby While the layman may consider everything that happened in the past as “history,” historians typically only consider an event as history if it occurred at least 50 years ago. Everything else is politics. In light of this requirement for something to be considered history, this column is going to be very historical […]

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Writing Out Loud: Life’s Just a Country Song

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By George Stahl There are certainly a lot of things that divide people. There are politics, religion, finance, generational views and education that separate us throughout our lives. Given that, you would think that there would be a few things left to help unite us in some way. Actually, there is one thing that seems […]

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Fishing with Noble: Better to be lucky than good

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Noble Smith My fishing partner Roy and myself were going out to pre-fish for our up coming Bass tournament. We met at the Main Dam at about 4 p.m. The lake was a little choppy, so we decided to head to the south end of the lake to find some warm water fish. By […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Johnathan Demme

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Death sure hasn’t taken a break in 2017. (Take a holiday, man!) We have lost Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt, Bill Paxton, and, most recently, Don Rickles, Charlie Murphy, and Erin Moran—among others. Sadly, I have yet another name to add to the list. It makes me miserable to report that prolific […]

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