For something a bit deeper than a puddle, Brother Heart would like to extend to you the light of his personal hero– Jesus Christ

Through his congregation on The Gospel of Jesus Christ’s True Message of Love and Transcendence brother Heart relates the story of his transformation in the light of God, inviting you to share your own, and walk the path with him to righteousness.

Psalm 46–
to the chief Musician for the sons of Korah,
A Song upon Alamoth

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Brother Heart fronts the band Malander on lead guitar and vocals. With a new line-up, and a new vision, we should be seeing great things from Malander coming up soon–

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The great heroes of human history, names and deeds forever glorified for acts of unspeakable goodness. We teach about these people, read about them, view them in high-definition plasma-color… we imagine them as larger than life embodiments of ideals altogether unrecognizable in ourselves.

These epic tales of whimsical champions, viscous villains, and brightly colored spandex jumpsuits… inspire a sense of heroism in us, a desire to help others, a call to arms in the battle for the “greater good”

But many of the worst horrors of human history, they-who-shall-not-be-named and dastardly deeds infamized by acts of unspeakable terror… were also perpetuated by people who truly felt in their hearts that they were helping people, that all their efforts were for the “greater good”

Hitler will forever go down in our texts books as a villain, and there are few who would contest that. But Hitler believed himself to be hero, and persuaded many others to believe that as well. He had a vision of what he believed to be a better world, and he wanted to make that vision a reality.

His logic, was deeply, deeply flawed.
But he didn’t need logos to rally the following that he did. He just needed pathos.

Logos without Pathos, doth a jackass make. This reporter will be the first to admit that she is partial toward such jackassery, especially in this dank age of meme.

But Pathos, without Logos, is deadly, and highly infectious.

Finding a balance between the two… without just falling back on Ethos like a Donald Trump “believe me” compilation… is tough, but I do believe we have all made some headway here.

Please discuss.

On that note, I leave you with the musing that I reflect on here tonight, in both the peeve that grinds my righteous gears of indignation, and in self-reflection of such advice I may have yet to take in full heed:

to discuss, is to seek understanding, not to be understood.

From one truly remarkable foundation to another, these folk right here are the beacons that guide our community to greatness.


In memory of the beautiful life of Kelly LaRocca, this local family has turned a heart-wrenching tragedy into a helping hand. Through this domestic non-profit, Kelly LaRocca has become a local hero, reaching out to mother’s struggling with substance abuse.


Kelly LaRocca “Our Fun Loving Spirit” May 12, 1974 – Jan 5, 2012

With the foundation’s annual softball tournaments and fundraisers headlined by local music stars Dylan’s Dharma, Kelly LaRocca is a beloved name in our community, forever memorialized in charitable acts like we see here today.

And the lovin’ keeps on comin’ as this generous donation, and ridiculously large check, passes into the care of Youth4Change, a non-profit public benefit organization providing support, education, and rehabilitation services for California youths.

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At their 6th Street center in the heart of Chico, Youth4Change opens their doors from 10:30am to 6:30pm Monday-Friday to youths aged 14 to 24, providing daily meals, weekly food bags, clothing and personal hygiene products, counseling, and comprehensive services for continuing education, seeking employment, housing placement, and crisis intervention.

Dropping-In at Youth4Change, this reporter is reminded of the every day heroes that walk our streets. This one’s for the front page folks, this Daily Star reporter has found her supers, not all of whom wear capes:


Zu-Zu Lee wishing for world peace and nice crispy bacon with Santa Claus and the Holiday Hammer-Head at the 6th St center Youth4Change annual winter bash


Midnight – 1/1/2017

Zu-Zu Lee on the front lines, hard at work on the case of the Shoestring Surger, going that extra mile, literally and literarily.

The case is in the can– this reporter narrowly escaped an incident with one rather rude, shoe-thieving no-good washed-up can masquerading as a super hero [Daily Star], and yet another apocalypse [Dark Star].

As my prized rainbow peace sign high-top converses wrapped round the wire, the clock struck midnight, the ball dropped… the power surged—but WAIT! What about that thinggg, that thing, that we have, that’s like bae, bee. Bae? BEE, OoOoH!?!

Thinking outside the box, I approached a lesser known associate from our perp’s days in the can, a mean-mugging caramel-crunch, the meanest box o’ crunch I ever did see, sporting the same knock-off hero getup.

This reporter suspects that we may have a cereal killer afoot. Scattered incidences confirmed on strategic lines throughout town, there is no line these perps will not cross!

Further investigation needed into the shoe-bearing capacity of power lines in the City of Chico to determine if incidents may be directly related or if super elements may be in play.

While not the Giant Meteor that we all had hoped for, this brief apocalypse was just the hero I needed to get away on foot, literally. Quite a feat, literarily.

The Daily Star


Get me pictures of the supers! No, Lee, I want pictures… sufferin’ succotash, what’s a lowly reporter to do? Twelve-thousand words on the average airspeed velocity of unladen African swallows as compared to that of unladen European swallows, but the Daily Star only has eyes for one thing– what is this, the CW? This week on “Dating… with Super Heroes:” people die, civilizations perish, the world as we know it— hold up, what about that thing that we have? You know, that thing?

I don’t know that thing. What thing? All I know, is they better clean it up before mom and dad get home. So unless I was about to cut up some old shower curtains and stitch together a remarkably regenerative spandex jumpsuit, I had better think of something quick. Up next: The Real Reels of Chico! Maybe I should get a reel job.

Turns out, the Daily Star didn’t think that pun was clever, and no, dijon mayonnaise is not a super hero… shucks deluxe, where does one find a hero in this day and age? What does it mean to be super in 2017?  Down on my luck, I kicked a stray can. It kicked me back, threw my shoes over the telephone wire, and insulted my mother. That “S” used to mean something, now it’s just a shape for children’s spaghetti dinner, a label on a can accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date.