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Publishers Note HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gia Trimboli Wright!

Merry is an understatement of what I feel this Holiday Season. I am going to be a daddy! Any day now my very own family will be born. A beautiful little baby girl that I get to share Christmas with for the first time will be in my arms. Stefania and I will now be parents that will come up with kooky family traditions like “ugly Christmas sweater” family photos, “singing around the piano”, or “lighting the tree on fire after New Year’s”. As Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah approach forget about that item you can’t live without and remember you are a part of something much greater than what the material world has to offer. Family and Loved Ones are the Greatest Gift. In this issue we meet a local band with the liquid flow of a brother/sister/friend mash-up, Sick/Sea. Also, we meet the talented artist Anna Marie Varela whose passion for life shines through her artwork, where she depicts family life around the world. Also, try out some Holiday recipes from Chef Stefania in this months Traveling Fork. Happiest Holiday Wishes from the enCORE Family! …and always remember… Art is a living organism that must be nurtured in order to grow. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, Daniel Wright, Stefania Trimboli and Gia Trimboli Wright


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In 2008 I attended the Bonnaroo Music Festival. That year Pearl Jam had originally been set to close out the festival, but at the last minute, Kanye West was scheduled after them. It would be dark, and Kanye was promoting his Glow in the Dark Tour. I was not a fan of Kanye, but I had heard that he put on a good show. I decided to stay and watch him, even though I was exhausted from four consecutive days in the sun. When Kanye was scheduled to begin, the big screens displayed a message explaining there would be a 15-minute delay. I waited. 2 hours and several 15 minute messages later, I gave up and left without ever seeing Kanye perform. A few years later a Kanye song came out on Pandora, and I was intrigued. I started downloading random songs of his. I really liked Kanye, who I’d hated for so long without giving a chance. His music was captivating— his mixes are stylized and his lyrics read like an autobiography. A few weeks later, he was featured on VH1’s Storytellers. This show is his perfect medium; it’s almost as if Storytellers was created with him in mind. His Storytellers performance is intimately personal. Most episodes take musical breaks often, allowing the musicians to stop and tell a story about what inspired them to write a song or discuss the recording process. Kanye, however, took this model and remixed it. Instead of stopping the music to tell a story, he used his music to express his thoughts on everything: His love of Tenacious D, heartbreak from his Mother’s passing and even his behavior at award shows. I questioned why I put so much emphasis on his media image; all the hype was inconsequential. This album continually amazes me, and it’s difficult to critique individual songs. Some of the best parts of it are not the songs themselves, but rather his freestyle storytelling. To appreciate his artistry, you must hear this story. Because the album is edited from its original live performance, there are some forced transitions between tracks; however, the content is solid. A definite must-listen whether or not you are a Kanye fan. This summer I had a chance to catch Kanye on a Friday night at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. I did not pass this opportunity up. It was an amazing show. He took some time to express some more of his thoughts—it reminded me a lot of the Storytellers performance. I could have been anywhere else that evening, but I wouldn’t be as happy as I was right then. Overall Rating: 4.75 out ot 5 Ships


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The Over-Night Lie How to Fill Your Vessels

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et's talk about a lie you tell yourself everyday. It begins with saving your money. You go to the mall. You buy the super-expensive running shoes, the ones that are supposed to transform you into a professional athlete. You tie them on and get in position at the starting line. You run as hard as you can. As you feebly crawl across that finish line after your 25-minute mile, you tell yourself, "...I'll never be any good at this." And yet, nothing could be farther from the truth. If the universe has coerced you into being my friend, you'll know that I spend a lot of my time stretching. Your body is constantly trying to communicate with itself, and stretching is one of the best languages you can learn to understand these encoded messages. I used to think that sore muscles and tight tendons meant I was doing something wrong. Let's say I tried to do the splits one day, and the next day I could barely walk. I would think, "My body is flat-out telling me not to do the splits again." Now, we're back to the lies.

We're constantly overlooking the factor of time in our iPhone era. We're used to things being fast, almost

instantaneous. We might put in an effort for a day or two to get something we want, but if we don't see instant results we quit. This pushes us so far away from the truth. The truth is that a tiny, consistent effort over a large amount of time can make a huge impact on the world around us. If you stretch a little every day

you'll become flexible. If you play music a little every day you'll become a musician. Just as no one is born with the ability to bench-press 300 pounds, you and I aren't always born as the person we want so badly to become. But all it takes a little practice.

This December, take a minute to honestly accept yourself as you are right now. It's fine to think about who you want to

be eventually, but how do you start becoming that person today? Small steps are how. If you can only run a 25 minute mile, then your next goal should be to run a 24 minute mile窶馬ot set a new world record. After a week, you'll have a completely new goal to strive for.

My friends, you are not stuck in the body you have, or in the house you live in, or in the situations that arise around you everyday. We all have the innate ability to

choose to move forward, to become who we want to be. You won't become a professional drummer, or an athlete, or a head chef or a charge-nurse overnight, but you can become anything in time. Follow this hippie's lead and stretch yourself everyday, little by little, into greatness.

"Just as a large vessel is filled by falling drops of water, so too are the steadfast filled up by virtues accumulated a little at a time." - Buddha

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n a commonly humid night in McAllen Texas, outside the famous Cine El Rey Theater, Daniel and I pushed our way through the crowd, throwing elbows when we had to, and made our way backstage, where the rock-stars live. Hundreds of local youth, just like my friend and I, had come out to see the show, headlined by national recording artists "Miniature Tigers." But as soon as

McAllen's own "Sick/Sea" made their way to the stage, the subject of who was headlining quickly became anyone's guess. I got a chance to talk with Audrey, Cameron, and Miguel later that night after they rocked it and left the crowd wanting more. The first thing I noticed was how calm The Seas were only moments after fulfilling every bands dream of blasting screaming teenagers in the face with rock and roll for an hour. Their down-toearth attitude and sense of humor made the concert

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MUSIC seem like just another day at the office for this liquid trio. Here's a little bit of our conversation that night: JJ: You guys are a band in the valley, what drives you to perform? There's not a whole lot of lime-light down here. Audrey: It drives us to perform down here, (knowing) that there aren't alot of local bands... so we have a bit of an advantage. It's harder to have a crowd in Austin because it's... so saturated there. Cameron: Inspiring people is the main thing that keeps me going. Playing shows and writing music, music we love... I hope, personally, we can inspire people to make their own music.

Audrey: (Another thing would be) even the fact that... you don't see a lot of females in bands. I hope I can inspire some girls to pick up the guitar and learn how to play. Sick/Sea mixes Indie, Pop, and good old Rock and Roll into heart-felt songs and an exciting stage show. If you haven't seen them yet you'll have to wait, as they're away on yet another national tour! But make sure you send them positive vibrations on the road by smiling while you listen to their new album, "Oh Ship," five tracks of rippling goodness.

You can buy "Oh Ship," hear bonus tracks, watch video, and learn everything you want to know about Sick/Sea at www.Facebook.com/SickSea.

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Anne Marie Varela captures what Valleyites take for granted

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ost of us have reveled in the pain or joy of certain moments— times where we are most vulnerable, when we let our guards down and allow ourselves to feel. For most of us, being vulnerable isn't so easy to forget. We seem to instinctively remember times of vulnerability, because forgetting means fighting the urge for us to protect ourselves. Like the animals we are, survival is priority number one. Artists tap into these impressionable memories of vulnerability and use their art as a way to express the emotions felt during these moments. While talking to artist and 218 Gallery curator Anne Marie Varela, I discovered the motivation behind her family-oriented work and the emotion that fuels it. Her paintings pay homage to her family and Hispanic culture, which her high school sweetheart properly introduced her to when they met. Images of menudo and tamales take her back to a time that puts a smile on her face, but also have some underlying sadness. They force her to remember the loved one she lost. Moving all across the country as a young child, Varela was exposed to big-city life early on. Moving to Arizona, Illinois and eventually Washington, she followed along as her parents worked in factories. After the civil rights movement in the 1960's, Varela's mother chose to

Anna works on piece “Christmas Menudo” before and after move the family to Texas. She believed it was a better environment in which to raise her Hispanic children. The Valley was a change of pace. But here she met and married her high school sweetheart, who passed away in 2004. She credits him with helping her find her Mexican roots—a memory that still is very emotional for Varela. His influence encouraged her to go to college, where she eventually discovered her talents as an artist while pursuing an education degree from UTPA. There, she met a professor who would encourage her to pursue art full-time. After graduating, she returned to attend the Master of Fine Arts program.

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After some time, Varela re-married fellow artist and UTPA colleague Ben Varela (who is also a curator at the 218 Gallery). Now, she teaches art at PSJA Memorial High School in addition to her curator work. She uses the time off from the school during the holidays to focus on her art. “I don’t have a lot of time to create as much stuff as I’d like,” said Varela. “Since I don’t have much time, I’m using the time I have now to work as much as possible.” Viewers can feel the attachments she has to her pieces and the emotions that she projects through her work. “Most people that live down here don’t seem to appreciate my work as much as people from up North,” said Varela. “[Nonlocals] usually are blown away by how different my work is to them.” She hopes to communicate emotion to her audience, creating "something [they] can relate to". Her works include Los Compadres and The Three Ladies, which conjure memories of her father and late husband; her mother and two aunts, sitting on a couch playfully discussing "who was bigger".

At first glance, Varela’s work is all too familiar for Valleyites. Every character observed in her work exuberates the feeling of local culture. Most often, Varela is praised with capturing the images associated with the people native to our area. "People always comment that they recognize the characters in my work, saying things like 'That's my grandma!' which I enjoy because they have a relationship to it," she explains. Varela has captured something we, immersed in the culture of the Valley, take for granted: how unique and beautiful our families can be from an outside perspective. The same can be said for any culture, though we in the Valley seem especially quick to ignore this. We tend to dismiss things from this part of Texas as not being “original”. Sometimes taking a step back makes a large difference, making us more vulnerable and capable of feeling things we did not know where there.

To see more of Anna’s Art work come down to Beyond 218 Gallery at 218 E. Jackson, Harlingen Texas. 78550


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s a copy editor, I encounter “that/which” problems in almost every document I edit. Many use the words interchangeably. Tsk, tsk! Would you interchange “you’re” and “your”? You should be ashamed! The late author David Foster Wallace asked us to consider a great many things: brevity, lobsters, tennis. But his strongest opinions regarded diction, or word choice. Though much of his writing contains words that seem invented (like “uxorious” or “rogation”), he understood English as thoroughly as a nuclear physicist understands the periodic table. Simple things, like confusing the words “that” and “which” were unforgivable. Wallace proposed something terrible about that/which errors. He believed people wrote “which” because they believed it sounded smarter than writing “that”! I know you would never do that. - Incorrect: The Justin Beiber CD which I bought was awesome! - Correct: The Justin Bieber CD that I bought was awesome! Don’t worry. “That” is not going to make you look stupid, but buying a Justin Bieber CD will. If you’re just aching to use that beautiful word “which,” fear not! There is a place for it. When to use “which” correctly: The easiest rule to follow is that “which” will ALWAYS follow a comma. - Correct: The Justine Bieber CD, which I bought from my little sister, is awesome! Oppositely, you will NEVER use “that” after a comma. - Incorrect: The Justine Bieber CD, that I bought from my little sister, is awesome! The more complicated explanation is that “which” is used to denote something called a “nonrestrictive element” in a sentence. Basically, information inside the commas is not essential to understanding the idea of the sentence. Think: I don’t have to know you bought the CD from your sister to understand that you think J. Beebs is awesome. Don’t think about it too much. Instead of letting your thoughts turn into pretzels and throwing your book across the room like I did in college EVERY time I encountered that/which, just think: Does this “which” have a comma in front of it? If not, it should probably be “that”. Using the word “that” actually makes you appear smarter! And if you think Ol’ DFW and I think about these things too much, you’re probably right. Like the late author (and most grammar Gestapos,) I really am only friends with my cat.

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Film Hidden Holiday Gems Everyone loves a good Christmas movie around the holidays, but most of us have seen Miracle on 34th Street so many times it’ll drive you crazy. Here are a few alternates that aren’t overplayed during the holiday rotation. Love Actually (Romantic Comedy) Alright, I know most guys usually dump this type of movie is into the “chick flick” category or immediately label it DO NOT WATCH. That is a mistake on their part. This feel-good film breaks the normal preconceptions about romantic comedies and shines independently as not only a great movie, but also a great holiday flick. Set almost entirely in modern London, Love Actually tracks the interconnected lives of many strangers and the budding romances and losses they develop in the weeks preceding Christmas. With a strong British cast including Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Kiera Knightley, Emma Thompson and more, the film also contains surprising cameos by many other celebrities. Funny, charming, heartfelt and ultimately satisfying, Love Actually is not only a film which will get you bonus points with your lady friend. And guys--it’s also a film you will actually love. Bad Santa (Dark Comedy) Packed with crude humor, debased behavior and enough bad deeds to land you on Santa’s naughty list for years to come, Bad Santa is a guilty pleasure comedy. Warning: it’s not for the faint

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of heart or those easily offended. Billy Bob Thornton plays Willie Stokes, a depressed, alcoholic mess of a thief whose idea of Christmas tradition involves masquerading as a department store Santa Claus with his ‘elf ’ accomplice in their yearly scheme of robbing unsuspecting malls on Christmas Day. After a chance meeting with a lonely dimwitted boy and local bartending beauty, Willie begins to have second thoughts on the destructive, self-loathing nature of his life and the toll it inflicts on those around him. Bad Santa is definitely not a feel-good holiday film; however, it will have you rolling with laughter if you can overlook its derisive nature. Bad Santa focuses on the immoral actions of an alcoholic, when most opt for movies packed with family entertainment and holiday cheer. Gremlins (Horror/Comedy) A traveling salesman purchases a strange creature known as a Mogwai as a pet for his son Billy’s Christmas present, and he’s given three important instructions for its care: 1. Don’t let your Mogwai become exposed to bright lights; 2. Don’t ever let it get wet; and, most importantly, 3. NEVER feed your Mogwai after midnight. Billy quickly breaks these rules, however, spawning several demented monsters known as Gremlins. Unleashed, they terrorize the small town on Christmas Eve. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Gremlins is a classic monster movie which spawned several other spin-offs, sequels and even a TV show. It was also one of the driving forces behind the creation of the PG-13 movie rating due to its controversial PG status at the time. If you are looking for an offthe-wall look at the Christmas movie formula gone awry, look no further than Gremlins.


Die Hard - Action Die Hard not a Christmas movie you say? I beg to differ. Once you wade through all of the explosions, the gunfights, the blood and all of the bad %#@&ing language, there’s a story of John McClane, a man determined to get home for Christmas--regardless of the body count he has to stack up to get there. After flying to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his estranged wife and children, New York cop McClane (Bruce Willis) becomes unwittingly engulfed in a terrorist plot during his wife’s company Christmas party. The sole escapee, he is thrust into the involuntary role of hero. McClane begrudgingly begins a night-long feud, doing whatever he can to disrupt the terrorist’s plans and get his wife back. Countered by one of the best villains in film history, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Die Hard is everything an action-lover could want in a Christmas movie (down to the soundtrack’s inclusion of Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC). So put up your

stockings, decorate your tree and yell “Yippee Kay Aye”, enCORE readers: It’s Christmas! Scrooged – Comedy Everyone has heard of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas. There have been countless books, cartoons and films that have brought the story to life, but one of my favorite and lesser-known adaptations of this classic tale stars Bill Murray. Murray plays Frank Cross, a cold-hearted TV producer whose latest assignment is to produce a live telecast of A Christmas Carol. As he prepares for the show, his life begins to mirror the story he is producing. He’s visited throughout the evening by three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future. A funny and slightly darker take on Dickens’ story, Scrooged is a great film that refreshes the common tale. Other Suggestions: A Nightmare Before Christmas and Ernest Saves Christmas


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FOOD I wanted to celebrate this Christmas with some of my family’s traditional Mexican holiday recipes. The colors of the Chiles en Nogada beautifully represents Christmas on a plate. The green chiles, the white walnut sauce and the bright red pomegranate seeds showcase the wonderful colors we love to celebrate this time of the year. Almond cookies are something all of my cousins love to take part in. Once mixed, ask the kids the help roll the dough into balls. This makes for a lovely family tradition and gets everyone involved. Every year around this time, my mother warms up a little pot of aroma that completely fills the house with the holiday smell. This is very simple to do and adds so much warmth and cheer to your holiday season. In a small sauce pot add: Peel of one orange Couple sticks of cinnamon A few whole buds of clove A sprig of Christmas tree if you have it Fill with water and let simmer on low heat I’ve done this every year since I’ve moved out of my mother’s house and every year I am taken back to my childhood. This will always remind me of some of the happiest times in my life. Enjoy.

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Ingredients: 6 large poblano chilies, for stuffing 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 lb ground pork or beef 3 garlic cloves 1/4 of an onion, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons unsalted almonds, chopped 2 tablespoons raisins, softened in warm water 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cumin 3/4 cup Mexican crema 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 pomegranate, seeds separated 1 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped Directions: Roast the chilies under a broiler until blistered and dark. Turn chilies every once in a while as to not let them cook through. Place chilies in a plastic bag and leave for 20 minutes. Peel and make a slit on the side and carefully remove the seeds and veins. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan. Add in the beef or pork and brown until nearly done. Add in the garlic, onion, almonds, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, pinch of salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes. Stuff the chilies with equal portions of the stuffing. Blend the crema, walnuts and sugar with the evaporated milk. Pour over the freshly cooked chilies and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley.


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Film Director – Jack Woods, Mark Thomas McGee, Dennis Muren Cast – Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher, Jack Woods, James Phillips, Fritz Leiber Jr., Patrick Burke, Jim Duron Release Year – 1970

I first heard about this cult classic film after reading Equinox shared many elements with Sam Raimi’s epic demon opus The Evil Dead, and may have even had a heavy influence on Raimi’s horror masterpiece. I finally came across the opportunity to give this flick a watch. If you are a fan of cheesy horror flicks that implore claymation tactics and tons of nonsense, then this film is for you. Equinox follows four friends who go to the mountains to meet up with a professor and enjoy a nice picnic while visiting. After exploring, they encounter a crazed old man who hands them a book, overwhelming happy to have rid himself of it. Naturally, the book isn’t normal. It comes with some dire consequences—a demon is unleashed to recover it and will still stop at nothing to get it back. There are many resemblances between this film and The Evil Dead. Both incorporate demonized books, which are rife with passages that open the door to demonic netherworlds. Both feature a professor, who translates the book on a recording. There is even the use of a vortex that leads to another dimension, much like the climax of Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn. These, however, are not enough similarities for me to conclude that The Evil Dead is a rip-off of Equinox, (although the latter did debut 9 years before). It is likely to be influential. What really made this film a fun watch was its cheesy story line. It was interesting, especially given the film was released in 1970. I liked all of the different plot elements, (especially when the demon resurrects some giant creatures to go and retrieve the book for him). Despite the film’s low budget, there are awesome claymation scenes, including a claymation death sequence.

The direction and dialogue are ridiculously fun. While I normally would bash this experience for the novice production value, the amateurism only added to the fun. There’s no major complaints for Equinox. I don’t think this film really could have been any better with what it had to work with. Overall, this is an awesome cult classic horror film that I recommend to all fans of The Evil Dead and demon-oriented films. This experience is a fun, cheesy watch all the way through. Rating: 8/10

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Dear Luna I love the Holidays but I feel a lot of stress to make it perfect. What do I do?

It never fails. The season of joy, peace and love always seems to turn into the season of annoyance, anger and frustration. We become frazzled by the need to consume . Don’t get me wrong, a little shopping is always fun as long as our consumption doesn’t swallow us. 
So take a moment to slow down. Stop your body and stop your mind. Breathe. Inhale deep and exhale slowly. It is time to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa. So breathe, sit and take a sip. Feel the warmth of the drink and taste the goodness that it brings. It is time to observe. Open a window or a door and look at the life around you: the noise, the silence, the beauty and the energy of where you are right now. Breathe, sit and observe. It is time to connect. Gather the people that you love and bring them to your table. Cook a dinner, have a tea party, play a board game, do a puzzle and gather together with those you love to breathe, sit, observe and connect with each other. This, my friends, is called mindful living. When we live mindfully, we experience our lives fully. We taste every taste, we feel every sensation, we breathe every breath consciously and we connect to the people and the world around us without distraction. This holiday season, take the time to cook a recipe with your grandmother. I can tell you she’s the best storyteller you know. Take the time to go for a walk with your best friend and tell her how special she is. Tickle your children and hear their laughter fill the world. Take the time to accept and love your parents as they are, forgive what they may have done wrong and enjoy what they did right. And most of all, take the time to honor your divine self with love, acceptance and respect. The moment you see the people that you love gathered, breathing peacefully, sitting and enjoying joyfully, observing mindfully and connecting lovingly, you will see the creative ability our Divine Spirit has. When we live with Spirit, through Spirit and in Spirit, we live in peace, joy and love. Enjoy your Self, enjoy looking forward to reading you’re thoughts, opinions each other and enjoy the world Ioramquestions, In this safe space, know that you are welcome around you. Don’t just enjoy to talk and share about any concerns or issues that life your holidays, create Divine brings. Together, we can learn from each other and help each other understand our Divine truth. You can email and Holy Days. me at Lunasays@hotmail.com with any questions.


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