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Happy St. Patrick's Day...


Guinness Irish blessing Lorene Brubaker St. Patrick's Day

Lorene Brubaker, March 17, 2016

Top of the Morning to all ye lads and lasses. Today is a special day for the Irish…and the not so Irish…but then everyone finds a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not supposed to be typing due to my broken thumb and tendonitis, so I’ll keep this short.
2016 LA Zine Fest

Books & Writers - creativity - Life in LA - Writing

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Wendy Asato, March 15, 2016

In 2014, I attended the LA Zine Fest at Helms Bakery, Culver City with my kids.  It was inspiring to see artists creating work and putting it out there DIY style. Two years later, my daughter became a vendor at the 2016 LA Zine Fest.
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Tari Lynn Jewett, March 8, 2016

In my mind there are very few days that are better than those spent curled up with a good book. Even better were the days I spent curled up with little boys and a stack of story books to read to them.
2016 TBR Jar

Books & Writers

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Wendy Asato, February 16, 2016

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to catch up on some reading.  I have a shelf full of unread titles that I’m determined to conquer in 2016. For inspiration I made a TBR Jar or “To Be Read” Jar.  Inside there are strips of paper with book titles written on them.

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  1. Gloria Stefani

    April 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you, gals. You are all so engaging. I have experienced your personalities in your posts. I can see why anyone would love to read your books. God bless each of you!

  2. Congratulations, ladies! Great concept. Looking forward to future posts.

  3. Chuck McKnight

    April 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I enjoyed reading your post, I grew up there and went to school there too it all sounds good but there are a few to many people there now days for me, looking forward to more posts from everyone

    • Hi Chuck. It’s always good to hear from a fellow SoBay native. Thanks for checking out our blog and for your support.

    • Hi Chuck,

      My parents feel much the way that you do, so they visit but don’t live here ! Thank you for checking us out, hope you’ll be back soon.


    • Hi Chuck! It’s great to see you here. I’m sorry I’m so late in responding. Those were the good ol’ days, weren’t they? Well, you’re welcome back anytime to say hi. I wonder if we’ll ever have another Class Reunion?! Thanx for commenting. Looking forward to more. Take care!

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