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Organizers say the inaugural festival on June 6 and 7 will also celebrate the region's rich literary offerings, encourage reading by young people, and provide numerous activities and author appearances for book fans of all ages
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The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything also offers a surprisingly nuanced story about unconventional emotional and sexual relationships
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Thundersnow happiness..  Snagged from  a friend.. Told her "THIS! only with #history or something.." ;) #FindYourPassion 
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"Do you remember?
Once upon a time
When there were open doors
An invitation to the world
We were fallin' in and out with lovers
Lookin' out for others
Our sisters and our brothers.."
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Zac's.. or how to bribe me. ;)
You want me to walk the extra distance somewhere, an easy way to do it is to include a favorite dining place in the adventure.. A trip to Trader Joe's on College would include lunch at Zachary's College Avenue location.. Zac's Special.. Italian sausage, gre...
You want me to walk the extra distance somewhere, an easy way to do it is to include a favorite dining place in the adventure.. A trip to Trader Joe's on College would include lunch at Zachary's College Avenue location.. Za...
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I have nothing to blog about lately.. I don't go anywhere, and when I do, it's not that amazing or interesting.. or not anything that I can post pix of.. hmmm. That makes it sound much more fascinating than it is. evil grin Ah,well.. If I ever get around ...
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Mirror of the World.. it will be my best friend today.. We will have many adventures.. and then I will move on to something else hopefully.. a bit of reading for US History. Wedging relationships with various books between other things on-going, and going o...
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now this is some mushy Valentines Day stuff I can get behind! ;;) 
Shelf Awareness posted this photo on 2015-02-01. 5088 likes. 55 comments. 2174 shares.
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The Kindest Heart
on what would have been your birthday.. the kindest heart i have known beyond measure has walked the earth and then has gone.. father/ uncle/ mentor.. gift. priest. poet. word scribe.. Wanderer. answering doubt with hope and love and kind. the kindest heart...
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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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Berkeley, CA
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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customer service, bookstore goddess, great phone voice (I've been told), great empathy, multi-tasker
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