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DIY Tealight Jars

Jul 22, 2014
DIY Tealight Jars

This is a pretty project to make with any jar. Paint the glass and then dot designs with metallic paint to create beautiful patterns, then drop in a tea light.

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The Blue Muse
Preparing for solo cross country flying

Jul 22, 2014
Preparing for solo cross country flying

Beautiful farmland between Sacramento Executive Airport and Yolo County Airport."So when are you going on your cross country?" my instructor Stan asked after he deemed me competent to handle cross-wind landings. Again and again, he asked. "You're ready...

Alison Toon
Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

Jul 22, 2014
Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

This was the real Bret Michaels, rocker, musician, showman, entertainer. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see him live, on stage, with the crowd of Sacramento fans at the California State Fair. There were many Bret Michaels hats and bandannas on di...

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Living in "Einstein Time"

Jul 21, 2014
Living in "Einstein Time"

I'm finally reading The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks about how people can make the leap out of the their zone of competence or zone of excellence into their zone of genius.  Everyone in my church has been reading it for the past year a...

Alison Toon
California State Fair: fairground art and my fairground muse

Jul 21, 2014
California State Fair: fairground art and my fairground muse

Each year I return to the California State Fair fairground, the "Midway", to see the WaveSwinger. I don't understand why it's not surrounded by photographers day and night, like a gorgeous celebrity: she shows a different face early on a summers day to...

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The power of coincidences

Jul 20, 2014
The power of coincidences


One of my favorite books by Deepak Choprah (I really love them all but…) is The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: harnessing the infinite power of coincidence. 

In it, he tells his life story and some other people's stories and walks through how paying attention to coincidence has greatly enhanced how quickly he and...

All Squared Up
White space suits and promises

White space suits and promises

Back in the early part of 1991, while slogging through the tragic haze of my father dying, we began to plan our wedding. When it comes to dates, I love nice balanced numbers. Getting married on the 25th, or the 10th, or the 30th, those are good dates i...

Just Paint It
5 Things I Learned from a Bassett Hound

Jul 20, 2014
5 Things I Learned from a Bassett Hound

You can learn a lot from dogs, or from painting dogs. You just have to pay attention to them.

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Alison Toon
Queen Nation rock the State Fair. Again!

Jul 20, 2014
Queen Nation rock the State Fair. Again!

I loved seeing these guys at the State Fair last year, and I say it again: I never expect to like a tribute-band, cover-band, but Queen Nation just rock!In a way, bands covering someone-else's songs was my intro to live music. Saturday evenings at Syst...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Upcoming movies in 2014: What remains?

Upcoming movies in 2014: What remains?

Yes, I know that the summer is half over, but there are still a few good movies coming out over the course of the rest of the year and these are the ones I’m looking forward to: Upcoming movies in 2014: Lucy, release date: July 25th, director: Luc Besson You probably best know this...

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