SEARCH: You Can Do It! Issue Editor Letter

They say that life is about what you do with the time you’re given. When older people look back, they’re more likely to regret the things they didn’t do, rather than what they did.

When you think about your list of to-dos, they’re likely a combination of those necessary items that keep you alive chores and responsibilities—as well as lingering items you’d like to do if you had more time, money, and energy. Every day we make choices for where to spend the limited years given to us, so give it some thought. Due to COVID, we experienced a year of enforced slowdown, where assumptions of what life looked like were transformed. As we rebuild those lives, we can do it with intention and deliberately take on opportunities that leave us more fulfilled.

As you consider our You Can Do It! issue, enjoy thinking about travel to London, creating a cookbook of family recipes, or even just sitting down and folding a little origami. Life moves at many paces, but there’s no reason to look back with regret when you can still check something off your to-dos. As Tim Reynolds explains in his article, “Regrets, I Have a Few” you don’t have to accept every opportunity but don’t be too fearful to select the ones that excite you. Even when you reach for something, and the answer is no, there’s satisfaction in knowing you gave it a shot. And when the answer is yes, memories are made.


Heather Roulo / Editorial Director

Watch for our You Can Do It! Fall 2021 issue.

SEARCH: 2021 Fall Issue Table of Contents

Our Fall 2021 says You Can Do It!

Table of Content

• Food/Travel — The Thousand Memories Cookbook
• DIY — Spindle Yarn Making
• Humor — Top Reasons NOT to Do It
• Author Spotlight — Kristin Battestella
• Music — Musical Underdogs
• City Spotlight — London
• Budget — Antiquing on a Budget
• #YouCanDoIt — Regrets, I Have a Few
• Projects — Origami! You Can Do It
• Food — South Western Polenta Casserole
• Fitness — Weight Loss to Weight Lost
• Autism — They Can Do It!
• Tech/Biz — Traffic Circles
• Poetry Corner — Simple Chains

Watch for our #YouCanDoIt issue–and as an issue special, we’ll be releasing author videos!

SEARCH: The Garden is More than Just Gardener

The Garden is More than Just Gardener

by Suzanne Madron

It has been a wild year with a lot of changes and a lot of growth. A full growing season has come and gone with another one underway. While I have spent a good portion of my time focused mainly in the garden and the plants in it, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the help I had in bringing my vision into reality.

First, let’s acknowledge the landscaping team, as they are the very foundation of the garden. Without them, I would not have been able to bring it to life nearly as well…

Read more in our Summer 2021 issue on Superheroes.

SEARCH: Weight Loss to Weight Lost

Weight Loss to Weight Lost

by Suzanne Madron

First, a caveat. This isn’t a story about how I dropped a hundred pounds in a short amount of time through a lot of exercises, a total mind shift, and a few small miracles. It is a story of a lot of hard work and dedication, as any weight loss journey is.

My weight has always been a bit of a struggle. After having a kid and hitting middle age, it got harder to keep my weight down. At my heaviest, I was getting a lot of aches and pains I didn’t…

Read more in our Summer 2021 issue on Superheroes.

SEARCH: Masterton, New Zealand

Masterton, New Zealand

by Michele Roger

At the mountainous feet of the Wairarapa, in the southeast region of the North Island of New Zealand, sits the town of Masterton. It is home of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Competition (a sport still trying to get a foothold in the summer Olympics), as well as native home to film director James Cameron and Nobel-winning scientist Maurice Wilkins, who discovered DNA…

Read more in our Summer 2021 issue on Superheroes.

SEARCH: Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Salad

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Salad

by Brian and Patricia Dake

Finding the ideal summer salad is no small feat, but this one’s a prime candidate. Our raspberry chipotle chicken is a little bit sweet and a little bit hot. When it’s used to top off a fresh, crisp salad with caramelized onions, it is perfection.

Chipotle, pronounced Chih-Poat-Lay, is a ripe Jalapeño pepper, dried and smoked. Used by the Aztecs to preserve chilies, the smoking of jalapeños dates back centuries. Chipotle flavor, differing greatly from fresh jalapeños, has a unique flavor profile of dark chili, smoke, and earthy flavors. Chipotles in adobo sauce are rehydrated…

Read more in SEARCH Magazine‘s Superheroes issue.

SEARCH: Secret Identities

Secret Identities

by Lillian Csernica

Doctors, scientists, and parents are devoting much time and energy to finding out what causes autism. One fascinating aspect of the search is how closely some contributing factors resemble the sources of amazing superheroes’ powers.

Such powers arise from three conditions:

*Artificial, external sources like Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit or the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker.
*Exceptional human abilities such as genius-level IQ like Lex Luthor or having superior physical abilities like Daredevil and Green Arrow.
*Superhuman abilities characteristic of being…

Read more in our Summer 2021 issue on Superheroes.

SEARCH: Unlikely Duo in Netflix’s Unknown Origin

Unlikely Duo in Netflix’s Unknown Origin

by Sumiko Saulson

Unknown Origins, 2020 (Orígenes Secretos) on Netflix is a sort of a cop buddy comedy with a geeky twist.

Javier Rey stars as David Valentín, the stoic police officer with chiseled good looks. He is paired with Brays Efe as Jorge Elias, a chubby, laid-back superhero comic expert. Verónica Echegui rounds the central cast out as Norma, a cosplaying cop both Jorge and David are carrying a torch for. The script is based on a novel by David Galán Galindo, who shares screenwriting credits with Fernando Navarro. Both English language subtitles and dubs are available for the Spanish language program.

Taking place in 2019, before the pandemic, the film revolves around a mysterious serial killer who has been staging bodies in scenes based on comic books…

Read more in our Summer 2021 issue on Superheroes.