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Firkin Fest
Saturday April 25th at Triple Rock was the annual Firkin Fest.. Me, I like the barrel aged stuff, and it comes in small glasses which makes drinking (for me) more tolerable.. While I ended up having some Two Rivers Cider, the spousal unit opted to try his l...
Saturday April 25th at Triple Rock was the annual Firkin Fest.. Me, I like the barrel aged stuff, and it comes in small glasses which makes drinking (for me) more tolerable.. While I ended up having some Two Rivers Cider, the...
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An eight-year-old girl has scored a victory for gender equality after a publisher stopped marketing books “for boys” and “for girls” following a petition she launched at her school.
An eight-year-old girl has scored a victory for gender equality after a publisher stopped marketing books “for boys” and “for girls” following a petition she launched at her school.
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#19 cows
#19 cows dust off the Meatless Monday! i fill myself (the vents closed) the cattle yard awaits the death chutes so we can fill ourselves with bull- tri-tip and no bbq.. mashed potatoes and veg. the smell! disgusting.. and yet we eat.. no stopping those who ...
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Slaves of Celebration
#17 Slaves of Celebration why be a "slave"? there are so many here on parade.. is that your favorite way? to be a star, limited, unafraid.. brave in chains, unable to do.. but feel all the eyes upon you. one of dozens, not a big deal. but sexy! staring boys...
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FRI: Star Wars: A New Hope in Navajo! & SAT: ht Plan a Galactic Event at your local Library, as well a few SW: Rebels panels! yay! #SWCA 
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#13 winchester
Winchester san jose 99 august came with 13 so we all piled in and drove up to catch the flashlights in the jinxed house that the crazy lady made.. half steps, tripping in the dark new friends old friends a bit of a lark. daisies were lucky stained glass too...
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Any Mountain
Any Mountain.. with window paint.. Closed after the 24th of April (having lost their lease) they were in the middle of painting a goodbye on their big picture windows.. I often bought my shoes there.
Any Mountain.. with window paint.. Closed after the 24th of April (having lost their lease) they were in the middle of painting a goodbye on their big picture windows.. I often bought my shoes there.
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bad poetry
it's horrible. this carp.. carpe.. crap. no Longfellow. no Whitman.. no Poe. a joke.. yet here we are. trying words, verse? not-so-much.. bad poetry that can't be fixed with rap, repetition or rhythm.. rhyme, scat, or beatbox. it's the stuff shredders were ...
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#18 homework awaits
#18 homework awaits.. mindfulness in the present, my mind is somewhere else. the pleasure can't be had.. til I free myself of clutter.. quick! i go back and miss, and read and wait, go off and do. and complete. submit and then.. over. done. peace is had, pl...
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busted junk
#16 busted junk you road. you path. you future. you island of womanhood. taking bright balls of light and death each month: bleeding wishes and future into one.. i am not you. i am not empty yet, but empty still. i have nothing but broken; trapped, working,...
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#15 Still Shiny
#15 Still Shiny I know you are shiny still, because my heart is sad to leave. I'm fine when things are dull, and I'm sleepy at the wheel.. but when it's time to go, I'm gone and that's OK. but never knowing what or when, and unsure of where things end up. f...
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#12 green
green. walking the solid footpath, made by years of pacing: people, wheels, and dogs.. I think of you: earth, under-foot. feeling a wish. remembering. green. sun. sky-blue light-filled days. happy, moments wishing-back. green, new memories. #napowrimo
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Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about me. I'm delighted you stopped by!*

(*thanks Ed Branley!)

short version: 
I support #LGBT Civil Rights & marriage EQUALITY; I supported Obama/Biden 2012, am prior service Army, am OK w/ the 2nd Amendment but anti-stupid people w/ guns... and OMG pro-women's health (is this the 60s?) 

long version:

I am married with 2 cats.. I'm a former Downtown LA (DTLA) resident (former SF Bay Area & NOLa resident) finally settling down in Beautiful Berkeley, CA (after making Emeryville home the last 2yrs.) I enjoy reading, writing, digital photography, food, travel, walking, biking on occasion, blogging and hanging out with friends, or just loitering on the couch with the cats watching movies and crime dramas. 

I am a Cal Bears widow.. I have a love of art, history, architecture and food. I am a returning student, a volunteer.. and enjoy learning about Berkeley and the state as a whole. I love meeting new people, making conversation, and hanging out in cafes, libraries, or wherever lots of great books are sold. ;) I like to walk a lot.. eventually I'll get back on my bicycle and then won't you all be wondering 'what the heck?' ;) 

I did a test once that put me as a "Centrist" but in these times I guess I lean hard left.. liberal.. 

I like to think I"m pretty open-minded.. but I'm oddly old fashioned in other ways.. I like to be introduced to people, I believe in firm handshakes & people looking you in the eye.. otoh if you want to go on about your fetishes that's groovy by me. I certainly don't mind at all, but won't be talking about my personal stuff here, thanks!  ;) 

I support the legalized use of pot.. but don't add me because of that. 

I support your right to worship and my right to be left alone. ;) 

I try to be open-minded and don't like arguing with people. If you add me please let me know why you added me (if we haven't met previously) otherwise I'm having to guess and I'm not good at guessing. More than likely if I don't know you from somewhere I won't be adding you so please don't be offended. Thanks!
Bragging rights
Was a regular contributor to a widely read blog in DTLA (and even appeared in print!) #CantSayIwasNeverPublished
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Currently
Berkeley, CA
Previously
Emeryville, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Anaheim, CA - Berkeley, CA - Sarasota, FL - Metairie, LA - New Orleans, LA - Ketchikan, AK - Indianapolis, IN - Vilseck, Germany - Carmel, IN
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PT Volunteer & Returning Student
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customer service, bookstore goddess, great phone voice (I've been told), great empathy, multi-tasker
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Pamela S. Hesselink (maiden)
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Counting closures: SF bookstore watches brethren fade away
www.sfexaminer.com

In 2002, Valhalla Books owner Joe Marchione began to print fliers mapping the bookstores in the immediate area around his Mission and 16th s

CicLAvia Comes to the San Fernando Valley | Bike Culture | Departures Co...
www.kcet.org

The 5.5 mile route will stretch from North Hollywood to Studio City, and will provide easy access to attractions along the L.A. River.

Alex Boyé covers “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King | The Disney Blog
thedisneyblog.com

We last saw Alex Boyé when he was fronting my most favorite cover of “Let it Go” from Disney's Frozen. You know, the one that featured Afric

Life Magazine’s “Homosexuality In America”: 1964.
michael-in-norfolk.blogspot.com

Over the weekend I was talking to a straight friend of the boyfriend's who asked me if I ever knew that I was gay when I was growing up. I a

Soul Happy
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What makes the soul happy? What makes you happy? Beyond the superficial day to day things?? What goes so deep you feel like your whole self

Photographer Richard Nagler captures links between art, viewer
www.sfgate.com

In a gallery at the Chicago Art Institute, a young woman with pale bare shoulders, pearl-drop earrings and coppery-brown hair pulled into a

Old Newspapers, New Value
www.theatlantic.com

How 30,000 antique New Orleans newspapers listed on Craigslist found a home

The Quest to Save LA's Century-Old Batchelder Tile Masterpiece - Curbed ...
la.curbed.com

On the ground floor of a run-down, four-story building at 217 West Sixth Street in downtown Los Angeles, on the block between South Broadway

Richard Nagler | Mrs. Dalloway's
www.mrsdalloways.com

In museums across the world, Richard Nagler stationed himself in front of his chosen work of art, waiting for someone to come along and comp

Juxtapoz Magazine - David Fullarton's Apologies
www.juxtapoz.com

David Fullarton is a Scottish born, San Francisco based visual artist and illustrator. Because he is a man with very low expectations he is

a quote by Lemony Snicket
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It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end

Army approves ‘humanist’ as religious preference
www.sltrib.com

Washington • More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in

7 Things to Do Before You Move Into a New House
www.houzz.com

Our son and daughter-in-law just purchased their first home. It's in a location that allows an easy commute into Boston, where our son works

Cori Gets Fit
embracingtheabsurd.blogspot.com

My friends were getting these little devices called fitbits and posting their steps walked, calories consumed, and even habits of sleep to f

One More Week to Eat The Oinkster's "Nick Offerman American Ham Burger"
franklinavenue.blogspot.com

"Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman's woodshop is not far from Eagle Rock, where The Oinkster continues to serve some of the best "slo

Brunch at Doyle Street
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Not just food.. but home.. and happiness! =) Sunday was our errand day.. What usually happens, we rent a GetAround (peer-to-peer car-sharing

Starry Kitchen's Nguyen Tran aims to relaunch lunch with a van, a cooler...
www.latimes.com

Here’s an L.A. version of guerrilla catering: an energetic chef who speaks with profanity-laced enthusiasm, a park bench, a cooler full of n