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Follow The Numbers – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  4 Comments

Common Denominator Thomas Calabrese — Russell Castle was a gifted mathematician, who used computational techniques, algorithms and computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems by reducing elements to mathematical variables with alternative solutions.  His wife, Jennifer was a practitioner of numerology, the mystical relationship between numbers and coinciding events. It is also […]

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By   /  January 19, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Carla: I’m concerned my son playing contact sports is going to be top dangerous because of the risk of concussions. What effects do concussions have on children? Megan: Once a child has had one concussion, they are more susceptible to having more. That being said a child might experience dizziness, headaches, trouble with memory loss […]

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Don’t Cry In The Popcorn – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 15, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Mr. Sensitive Thomas Calabrese–Garch Holman was born in Akron, Ohio, but he was far from being a normal Midwestern boy. His father Jacob ‘Jake’ was a true adventurer. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his separation from the military, Jake traveled overseas and joined the […]

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By   /  January 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Christine: I’m super into tracking my workouts and I’ve got my watch with me all the time. I feel like I’m obsessed with it and my husband thinks I should just workout because the tracker isn’t even accurate. What’s your opinion on using trackers?? Megan: Personally, I’m a person who looks in the mirror and doesn’t focus […]

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Some Are Better – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 8, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

On Any Given Day Thomas Calabrese — Senator Roscoe Terwilliger was probably the most corrupt politician that ever served in the American government. That dubious distinction did not come without years of betrayal of the public trust. Roscoe parked his worthless carcass at the public trough and filled his pockets and off-shore bank accounts with […]

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By   /  January 5, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Happy New Year! Barbara: I like to make New Year’s resolutions but isn’t that the same thing as setting goals? Is there a difference between a New Year’s resolution and a New Year’s goal?  Megan: A resolution is something you will work on to achieve continuously. You might say I want to start working out. The […]

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Cancelled Flights Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Eve of Destruction Thomas Calabrese –Delta Force is organized into 4 Squadrons. Each squadron is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. There are four teams in a squadron and each one has a team leader. The rank of a team leader is either a Master Sergeant (E-8) or Sergeant First Class (E-7). Sergeant First Class Frank […]

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By   /  December 28, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Elise: For work we do a weekly breakfast meeting and the choice is pancakes or waffles. I don’t have the willpower to not have anything but which is the better choice?  Megan: In general, waffles tend to be higher in fat and sugar. It all has to do with the batter. The batter for a pancake […]

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Day After Christmas – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 25, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Don’t Take The Lights Down Yet Thomas Calabrese –Gesperino Paconi was a three-year-old boy from Cassalieri, Italy, when he came to America. His father, Mario was hired by the owners of the Jameson Canyon Winery in Napa, California to become their head vintner. The pay was excellent and housing was included in their generous offer […]

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By   /  December 22, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jason: Is is possible to drink too much water? I drink tons but I highly doubt you can drink too much.  Megan: We know that we need water for all bodily functions. Water intoxication is actually possible and it is called “hyponatremia”. The inside of your cells actually become flooded with water and lower your […]

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Cheap Beer and Old Stories – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 18, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Old Veterans, New Battles Thomas Calabrese –Cord Brannigan grew up in Fallbrook, California. When he was fourteen-years-old, Cord got a part-time job at American Legion Post 329 doing clean-up and helping out during activities at the center. It wasn’t that he enjoyed the work that much, it was mundane and mostly uninteresting, it was more […]

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By   /  December 14, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Molly: I seem to be bloated all the time. I eat fairly healthy and I am active, so what might I be doing or eating that is causing constant bloating?  Megan: Feeling bloated is uncomfortable and many times little habits add up as simple as chewing gum that has artificial sweeteners. It could also be that […]

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Max Covid and Pam Demic – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 11, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

The Ultimate Power Couple Thomas Calabrese –Nicholas Maximus Covid was a genuine hardcase. He grew up in the slums of Kansas City, Missouri. His father was a small-time hoodlum and his mother was a waitress and short order cook at a greasy spoon called Butch’s Diner on Independence Avenue,  Nick ran with a gang called […]

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By   /  December 8, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Laura: The joys of holiday weight gain have hit me. How much do people tend to gain this time of year?  Megan: Most people gain around 2-3 pounds during the holidays from the excess caloric, sugar, and fat intake. Others gain more or less, it all depends on portion control and activity level. The general concept is […]

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Angels With Dirty Hands -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 4, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

The Unholy Alliance Thomas Calabrese — The two young boys grew up in the neighborhood outside the back gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, two blocks from the intersection of Vandegrift Boulevard and North River Road.  Glenn Marlowe’s father was a former Marine and now worked as a civilian employee for Facilities Maintenance on […]

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By   /  November 30, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Pam: I wish my stomach was flatter and no I need to eat right. In your opinion, what is the most effective ab exercise I should do?  Megan: Well if you train with me at my studio you would know I love sit ups and the plank. So it’s a tie for me because sit […]

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Take Without Forgetting – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 27, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Give Without Remembering Thomas Calabrese- Nick Holmes looked back on his Marine Corps career with a mixture of emotions. He was glad that he went in the military, but wasn’t sure if he had in him to do it all over again. Nick did was what required of him, but there was nothing spectacular or […]

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By   /  November 23, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Suzan: I asked my coworker if she wanted to start doing the stairs or walk after work with me. She said she had a-fib and didn’t think it was a good idea. What does that mean?  Megan: She was referring to AFib which is atrial fibrillation. This is a condition that occurs when the upper […]

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Wolfe Was On The Prowl -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 20, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Thomas Calabrese –Some men are born to serve and others are born to lead and a very few are born to do both. Actor James Stewart became one of the few Americans to ever rise from private to colonel in only four years during World War II. The path for Spencer Wolfe wasn’t […]

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By   /  November 16, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Andrew: What’s the difference between muscle contraction and extension? I hear it at the gym.  Megan: When it comes to the muscles and bones, extension means stretching out or elongating the bone or muscle. Contraction is flexing or bringing the bones or muscles into the same straight line. You can also think of it in terms […]

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