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When I was young, I knew I didn't want to be a starving artist, so I majored in journalism in high school and college. Through all those years, no one told me that writers make about the same as an artist! Thus, I've learned to mix my writing with design. Read on.

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THEATRE PREVIEW If you were to ask the entertainment critics about Patrick Swayze, they would say he is preparing to launch his comeback. Ask Patrick the same question, however, and you'll get a different answer. "I didn't know I went away," he says ...

DESIGN INTERVIEW With a hip new logo and a revamped product line, Fuel Power's new look has created sparks in both the design and diesel worlds. Jonathan Young, Bright Ideas Editor, reveals how one design firm's unique approach helped propel their client across the finish line with flying colors ....

ENTERTAINMENT INTERVIEW Leonard Nimoy spoke with Buzz -- after we voluntarily promised not to mention Star Trek -- about his latest venture of pursuing his photography passion. In our discussion, ironically, he brought up Star Trek several times ...

DESIGN REVIEW With Scripps expansions, new logos were being added. The main company had one design. Their five hospitals used two additional symbols. And with Mercy Hospital joining the group, there was a fourth distinct logo. One organization: many images ...

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NATIONAL NEWS Amnesty International (AI) released a report last week revealing that police abuse of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is widespread nationwide and goes largely unchecked. The report lists San Diego, however, as being a progressive city in protecting its GLBT community ...

LOCAL NEWS A Southern California telecommunications company has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Cingular Wireless, claiming breach of contract, fraud and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation ...

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THEATRE As Cal State San Macos is trying to define its traditions, the Moonlight Amphitheater is breaking a tradition held by most of North County's community theaters. Instead of relying on tame classic musicals, the Moonlight has put together a drama/comedy production that can be considered a risque sex show ...

SOFTWARE On the eve of its tenth anniversary, Corel Corporation has launched the latest version of its award-winning graphics and image-editing suite: CorelDRAW 9. With all the new tools and tricks, CorelDRAW delivers performance and productivity enhancements, excellent compatibility features, unique creation tools and exceptional value ...

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These are my specialties, but not my limitations. Ask me about other topics I've covered -- hey, I even won an award for a story about a homicide (but that one was not as enjoyable to read as the ones listed here). I am always looking for new adventures in life -- and always interested in new projects. Send me an email if you think my skills, talents and experience match what you are looking for in a freelance writer, editor, artist and designer.

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