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Recent Stories by Sean Jordan

Sean Jordan: Marvel fans rejoice!

April 26, 2018 — Remember when you were a kid and Halloween was the best because you could get all your favorite candy in one night and then gorge it all before your parents told you to stop? Remember that feeling of being sick to your stomach because you

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Sean Jordan: Sounds of Earth

April 11, 2018 — This Sunday, InConcert Sierra is presenting a performance from the group WindSync and they have a unique piece that has piqued my interest. I am a huge science nerd and one piece WindSync arranged is based off the Voyager Golden Records, which was originally curated

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Sean Jordan: Teach a man to fish …

April 4, 2018 — Growing up I was exposed to almost every outdoor activity you could imagine, but there is one activity I have yet to try — fly fishing. I spent many days of my youth fishing rivers, lakes and even oceans. My silly fear is that while

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A wild egg hunt — Roundup of the local Easter activities (Interactive story map)

March 28, 2018 — Spring is officially here in the foothills and religious holidays like Palm Sunday and Passover are looking like they will be blessed with warmer weather to celebrate over the weekend. Nevada County has several locations celebrating the coming of Easter and below you will find

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Sean Jordan: Mind blown — Spielberg does it again

March 28, 2018 — In the beginning of February I wrote about the book, "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. The story has quickly become one of my favorites and I have been impatiently waiting for the film to finally arrive on the big screen. Well, that day has

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Sean Jordan: Heading way out West

March 21, 2018 — My wife recently made plans to take a trip with her friend to Tokyo, Japan, and as one does when something exciting happens in their life, she has been telling her friends and family. Sadly, the first impressions of others when being told her exciting

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Sean Jordan: A new way to celebrate

March 14, 2018 — It amazes me that we celebrate a saint by getting hammered in this country. Good ol' St. Patrick, the patron saint of pretending you are Irish in America. Seriously though, I am just as guilty as anyone else who has gotten drunk or done something

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Sean Jordan: Inspiration everywhere

March 7, 2018 — The Oscars have ended and I feel pretty good about most of the picks I made regarding who would take home the gold. I was very happy to see team "Coco" bring home not one but two little golden statues home — one for Best

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Sean Jordan: And the winner is …

February 28, 2018 — I made it through most of the Oscar nominated films and I am impressed with the level of competition this year. Granted, I didn't get an opportunity to see "Call Me By Your Name," the documentaries, the shorts or most of the foreign films so

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Sean Jordan: A ‘Phantom Thread’ in all of us

February 23, 2018 — As I mentioned in my last column, I am going through all the Best Picture nominees for the Oscars and this week I had the chance to see "Phantom Thread" starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis plays a meticulous and routine driven Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker

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Sean Jordan: Filmmaking ‘Holy Trinity’ — The Spielberg, the Streep, and the holy Hanks

February 15, 2018 — I am currently working through the Oscar nominations to try and see each film before the prestigious evening of March 4. I have just a few more still on the list, but so far I have seen: "The Shape of Water," "Get Out," "Dunkirk," "Darkest

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Sean Jordan: This player is ready

February 7, 2018 — About two weeks ago our City Editor Ross Maak recommended a book for me to read: "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Ross and I share a deep-seated nerdiness with all things '80s and science fiction so this book was right up my alley. Typically

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Sean Jordan: Predicting the future

January 31, 2018 — The Golden Globes and Grammy's, among a few other award ceremonies, have come and gone and now we are headed to the biggest event of them all … My birthday. Just kidding, my birthday really isn't all that important to me, but it never fails

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Sean Jordan: Getting laughs at the Nugget Fringe Fest

January 24, 2018 — On Saturday I set out to seek what the Nugget Fringe Festival had to offer. I had planned to spend most of the evening at the Holbrooke Hotel, where all of the shows I wanted to attend were being held. What I didn't expect was

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Sean Jordan: A beautiful disaster

January 18, 2018 — What makes a bad film? Is it poor directing? Bad acting? Is it a terrible story? All the above? No matter what it might be, we all have certain criteria to consider a film to at least be good. What about a good "bad" movie?

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Sean Jordan: Explore and experience

January 10, 2018 — With the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicking off this week I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about one of my outdoor adventures, and to also encourage everyone to get out and explore or experience what the Sierra has to offer. Growing

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Sean Jordan: ‘May the force be with you …’

December 20, 2017 — Opening day for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has come and gone, but the mystery and wonder of the Star Wars universe is only growing since its first showing. You better believe I was there for opening night amongst the crowd of people down at

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Sean Jordan: Have a merry Thanksmas

November 21, 2017 — Is it me or has Thanksgiving turned into a Christmas prequel? I am not particularly fond of Thanksgiving, with the expectations and how the holiday has gotten out of hand in my opinion, but it just seems more and more that Thanksgiving has turned into

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Sean Jordan: Talking about tradition

November 15, 2017 — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this time of year gets me thinking about tradition. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time where we get together with family and friends, eat some turkey, have interesting conversations (hopefully not political), and give thanks to whatever we

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Sean Jordan: Remembering what the holidays are all about

November 8, 2017 — The cold air is upon us and I feel more and more as though I belong in House Stark from "Game of Thrones" saying, "Winter is coming …" With the Sierra getting its first few inches of snow and the ski resorts ramping up for

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