Letting Go in 2019

By Tom Moon, MFT, The Examined Life

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is ancient: it can be traced all the way back to the Babylonians. I think it has survived because it can be a very helpful practice.

It seems to work best when the resolutions involve concrete and measurable goals (such as “lose a pound per week,” rather than just “lose weight”) and specific actions to achieve the goals (“join Weight Watchers” rather than just “diet.”)

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Beautiful Black Folks At The Movies - Plus “Rosemary’s Baby” At The Crest

by Chris Narloch

So many of the movies released this Christmas were so bad that I decided to spotlight several fine films featuring African-American actors, two of them films released at Thanksgiving (“Creed ll” and “The Green Book”) that are still playing at one or two area theaters.

Additionally, I also review “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which is helmed by Barry Jenkins (the great African-American director of “Moonlight”) and features a superb, mostly black cast. “If Beale Street Could Talk” opened at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre on Christmas Day.

Read more: Beautiful Black Folks At The Movies Plus “Rosemary’s Baby” At The Crest


Our Last Issue of the Year is Out Now!615

What could be better in the deep of Winter than a good ‘ol superhero movie? “Aquaman” to the rescue!  Check out what Chris Narloch has to say about it and another hero movie, both of them are in theaters now.

Read more: Our Last Issue of the Year is Out Now!


The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth - Part Five

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart.

In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the next installment of chapters of the book here, for you to read online.

Previously in the River City: Diego's sister found his ex-wife Luna - the one he's still married to - in Italy, and told him that she wants to see him. Matteo said they would figure things out, but then Diego’s blackmailer called asking for his money. Diego and Matteo met with Max at Lucca and told him to screw himself. Max ran out of the restaurant and was hit by a car.

Read more: The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth - Part Five


DVD Gift Ideas For You & Yours

By Chris Narloch

If you have Amazon Prime, it’s not too late to get free delivery on these dynamite DVDs before December 25, just in time for gift giving.

Or, if you are all done shopping for others this Christmas, you can purchase all four movies for yourself.

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