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InnSide Nevada City Blog Giveaway

Can we say, “Merry Christmas to YOU?” My friends at InnSide Nevada City Blog¬†have put together a fabulous¬†end-of-the-year basket that is full of 67 fun, yummy, ¬†and creative gifts. Get¬†all the details and enter to win the¬†GIVEAWAY¬†valued at $2,300. My summer camp for grown-ups,¬†Camp Yakuhmamia, is excited to be a prize! Now who doesn’t want… Read More ›

Selfies Phenomenon

You’re strolling along a ridge at the ocean during a beautiful spring day, the wind is blowing softly in your hair. The setting would make such a beautiful picture, you tell yourself. But since you’re walking alone and no one is around to capture your radiance, out comes your phone and the camera app is… Read More ›

Spam Poetry: It Might Be

So Tom was stumped, I didn’t sleep much. The average mans a coward. I did, mos sholy, It made me shiver. But I never said so. I haint got no money, I didn’t nuther. Trouble is brewing. Why, any candle, he says, We are highwaymen. Yes, a dukes different. Nor church? Nor church, so I… Read More ›

The Far Side “Thagomizer” Story

As a child my entertainment was always in the form of reading, starting with comic books, Sunday comic strips then moving to the local mobile library that came to my neighborhood. My favorite part of school was getting the Scholastic flyer where I could order books that were delivered to my desk a few weeks… Read More ›

Make Out Quiz…with homework

Damn, I miss French kissing. I’m glad to know that after not participating in that activity for the last few years (yes, YEARS!), I haven’t lost the mojo. Out of the blue last night my husband and I started doing it, and gotta tell you, it made my whole body tingle. I’m actually giddy and… Read More ›

It’s a book. No, it’s a movie. Wait, it’s a book trailer?

First you got in the car, drove to the bookstore, picked titles you found interesting, read the back cover and then either decided to purchase the book or not. One could spend hours in a bookstore perusing the shelves for that one story you wanted to lose yourself in. Then Kindle changed the way we… Read More ›

Oscar secrets from behind the scenes

It’s my Christmas, Superbowl and 4th of July all rolled into one big night; it’s the Oscars. My chef husband has been planning the Oscar dinner since last year’s award show ended, my girlfriend Kim is coming over to watch the telecast (our 20th anniversary watching together) starting with red carpet through to the last… Read More ›

Down To A Soundless Sea, by Thomas Steinbeck

The art of oral storytelling was the inspiration Thomas Steinbeck had in writing Down to a Soundless Sea. He describes in the author’s note, this family tradition, and the difficulty of reproducing an “aura of performance, a flavor of language, and a sense of period,” to the written page. Having spent his childhood listening to… Read More ›

Movie fans, what do you think of the Oscar nominations?

The 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. I still have time to check out the Best Movie nominations I haven’t seen yet, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour and Les Mis√©rables, before the February 24 broadcast. Here’s a list of the nominees: Best Motion Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Zero… Read More ›

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