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Lopez looks at 'drama of human life unfolding in nature'

Here's a Zen koan. If a writer has traveled the world from dense human cities to remote Arctic wilderness, and written about the people...
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Movie review: 'Gravity' leaves reviewer clinging to the edge of his seat

"Gravity"Warner Bros.1 hour, 30 minutesThere is a moment of incredible beauty and almost zen-like calm in this week's astronomical thriller, "Gravity." Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Stone is in a space...
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Fear of dying

...admit and of an unspoken age (60 years old. Whoops, there it is), Vanessa Wonderman has finally found some sort of semi-Zen. She's about to be a first-time grandmother, which thrills her; and her husband, Asher, who is quite a bit older and...
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Weekend cross-country roundup

...the race.In the freshman/sophomore boys race, Seward's Zen Petrosius led the Peninsula by finishing 13th.ACS Class ChallengeFriday3...Tobin Karlberg, Gra, 11:31.Peninsula finshers - 13. Zen Petrosius, Sew, 11:42; 18. Brooks Berry, Sew, 12:18...
Kenai girls take 4th at Bartlett XC meet

...Ethan Isaacson, Grace Christian 18:56.9 97. Korden Jones, Wasilla 18:59.9 98. Gabe Nummer, Kodiak 19:00.3 99. Zen Petrosius, Seward 19:02.7 100. Roy Taylor, Kenai Central 19:03.2 101. Jonathan Railing, Anchorage Christian 19...
Mount Marathon results

...Trent Burnham, Eagle River 37:14 48. Hunter Hollingsworth, Seward 37:17 49. Logan Dudinsky, Eagle River 37:22 50. Zen Petrosius, seward 37:22 51. Norris Paxson, Eagle River 37:55 52. Alexander Carl, Eagle River 38:18 53. Cole Mackie...
Bonsai: the haiku of the tree world

...Julian Velasco, the curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's bonsai collection and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. "It's very Zen-like. It's awesome."For Velasco, who nurtures over 350 bonsai trees at the botanic garden - one of the largest and oldest...
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Weekend cross-country roundup

...Hoogendorn, Nome, 10:47.Other Peninsula finishers: 9. Sean Verg-in, Sol, 11:29; 14. Case Estes, Sew, 11:45; 21. Zen Petrosius, Sew, 11:59; 31. Josh Shuler, Sol, 12:34; 35. Koby Vinson, Sol, 12:39; 39. Jaime Rios, Hom, 12...
Seeking out some new films on video

...futuristic London. Leth doesn't exactly hate his job as much as he hates coming to work and so petitions Management, played by a zen-like Matt Damon, to allow him to work from home. Our hero wants to work from home so that he won't miss a mysterious phone...
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I'll take the Lycra

...50-plus mile ride or a couple hours on an indoor trainer, and I've come to cherish that time to clear my mind. It's almost a Zen experience for me, getting in tune with my bike and my surroundings.So yes, I am proud to admit, I am a MAMIL. There are...


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