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Alison Toon
Aftershock 2014 preview: Otherwise, and their new album is coming soon!

Aug 20, 2014
Aftershock 2014 preview: Otherwise, and their new album is coming soon!

Otherwise, Aftershock 2013A nice surprise at last year's Aftershock was Otherwise, who I saw--and heard--for the first time. (That's a link to the review.)They'll be here again this year. And their new album, Peace At All Costs, is out soon: a couple o...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Popeye

Aug 19, 2014

The last several weeks have been fairly traumatic, starting up a new job and all.I've been seeing strange things on the streets of Yuba City. I had stopped at a fast food restaurant and was about to drive out from the parking lot when I noticed a typi...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Popeye

Aug 19, 2014

The last several weeks have been fairly traumatic, starting up a new job and all.I've been seeing strange things on the streets of Yuba City. I had stopped at a fast food restaurant and was about to drive out from the parking lot when I noticed a typi...

Just Paint It
Shifting My Focus

Aug 19, 2014
Shifting My Focus

What do you do when Life hands you an unplanned 3 week vacation? For me, it's all about what I focus on.

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Finding Our Way Now
Milk Can Lesson: #Story

There are memories that just stand out, always at the edges of our mind, easy to remember. Some are good memories and some are, well, not so much. One of these memories is my milk can lesson.

Milk Can Lesson

I was very little living on my grandparents’ farm with Mom...

The Blue Muse
I didn’t care about Trayvon until Ferguson: Why we need more empathy in America.

Aug 18, 2014
I didn’t care about Trayvon until Ferguson: Why we need more empathy in America.

We need more empathy in America, which is the ability to "walk a mile in another's person's shoes." "But he was aggressive with police!""But he was involved in a robbery!""But he was 6'4 and threatening!"But he was unarmed.Unarmed.Unarmed and shot...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Maybe A Tropical Storm?

Aug 17, 2014

Getting excited by some of the weather forecasts over the next week. There is a possibility that a decaying tropical storm (Lowell) might come up to California, spraying rain on places that truly need them. It's still unclear exactly where Lowell might go: 1.) Santa Barbara, 2.) San Diego &...

Alison Toon
The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Cropredy festival, 2014

Aug 17, 2014
The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Cropredy festival, 2014

As with Marillion on Saturday, Steve Hackett on Thursday, Friday's inclusion of The Australian Pink Floyd Show was rock within the overall folk-rock festival. Makes for a nice mix of musical styles.If I hadn't know that this was the Australian Show, li...

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Alison Toon
The Waterboys, Cropredy 2014

Aug 17, 2014
The Waterboys, Cropredy 2014

I really enjoyed these guys' show. Celtic, energetic, vibrant, fun.My photos came out darker than I would like... thought it was me, but looking at others' from the same show, I think I can fall back on the "lighting" excuse. Or use it as justification...

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snicholsblog
Judge not, lest ye end up having the best meal of your trip in McDonald’s

Aug 17, 2014
Judge not, lest ye end up having the best meal of your trip in McDonald’s

Except for a brief interval where I took my toddlers to the ball pit at the McD's on Capitol Hill every day, I have spent a lifetime scorning and avoiding McDonald's.  I once barely spoke to a friend again...

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