“I look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I’m a college president?’” Dr. James Houpis smiles self-deprecatingly. The son of blue collar parents, a married father while still in school, working multiple jobs while taking nearly a decade to finish his education, the new president of Modesto Junior College explodes the image of Ivory… continue reading.
It has its roots in melon rolling, ‘kiddie kapers’ and draft horse pulling. It has served its community in light and dark, as the host of a fledgling university—and an assembly center for dispossessed Japanese American citizens. It embraces guests through its iconic river rock gate—and packs shrieking fans in its arena for its ‘metal… continue reading.
Photographed by Stephen Browning It’s been a long, crazy few fashion seasons. Remember see-through jeans and boots, yes, boots, complete with–eeuww–condensation? Fortunately the fashion industry seems to have come to its collective senses, giving us a Fall 2019 that’s the anti-Fall 2018. The Living Series Magazines have tracked down and toted up the most welcome… continue reading.
By Hillari DeSchane – Photographed by Stephen Browning There’s a legend about the dragonfly that says the jewel-like creature symbolizes change and self-realization. The kind of change that heralds maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. The dragonfly serves a long apprenticeship, spending years hidden underwater, growing, refining itself, before it unfurls… continue reading.