Writer: Beatriz Mendoza

Crusading for Peace

“To be true to one’s conscience is very important, even if that doesn’t agree with the government,” says Enten Pfaltzgraff Eller, who, at 20 years old, took on the U.S. government with little more than his faith and convictions on his side.

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Swimming Lessons From Grandma Louise

It’s a hot summer day; the sun is beating down on your neck and back, setting them aflame, sending your mind reeling for a place to cool down. A swimming pool. That’s it. You’ll cool yourself in the depths of any one of the ubiquitous spots of blue so prevalent in Southern California backyards. But you suddenly realize, amidst the blinding fury of your scorching skin, that you have no idea how to swim.

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