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How to not go broke with an e-reader, aka why I heart the public library

Nov 15, 2013
How to not go broke with an e-reader, aka why I heart the public library

One of the perils of misspent youth: Financial troubles. Although I had my share of credit card debt, do you know who my most pernicious creditor was back in the day? The Sacramento County Public Library.Mmmhmm. The library sent me to collections over ...

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The Princess Formerly Known as Starlet

The Princess Formerly Known as Starlet

Now, shed happens dailyWhen we signed up to be a foster dog family for Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, we knew what we were in for. Dog fur everywhere. We aren't OK with that, but it does come with the territory. On the exciting day we wen...

The Girl With Moxie
On Running, Self-Esteem, and Validation

After that last post I got some feedback from a few people that was a little defensive. Even though I never said I hated runners, or that I thought they were stupid, my highly satirical post was interpreted as an … Continue reading

The Blue Muse
Flying history: Buzzing around in the Boeing Stearman biplane

Nov 14, 2013
Flying history: Buzzing around in the Boeing Stearman biplane

Flying over Sacramento in the yellow Stearman biplane. Me in my extrasexy leather helmet. And yes, I do have the goggles, too.Warm October air. A calm California afternoon. Perfect for flying history.That's how I describe flying in the 1943 Boeing Stea...

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The Pull of Nicaragua

Nov 13, 2013
The Pull of Nicaragua

The wide, green valley spread out in front of me, bordered by craggy eruptions of hillside left over from some volcanic afterthought of long ago. The smoke tickled my nose as I gazed out, scanning for any sign of humanity. As far as i could see, not a road, building, tower, powerline or semblance...

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Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

Nov 12, 2013
Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

That’s right, in a few weeks, I will be in charge of a holiday. My parents are flying in from California and Paul’s parents are coming down from North Dakota to celebrate with a big ol’ turkey. As Thanksgivings go, … Continue reading 

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Driving Nice: That’s not a lane, Minnesota

Nov 11, 2013
Driving Nice: That’s not a lane, Minnesota

Growing up, I heard my parents talk about how awful the drivers in New Jersey were. We lived there briefly when I was child, but it was long enough to put an indelible mark on my family’s collective psyche…and my … Continue reading 

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Rubys Musings
Following New Roads…..

I am forever following new roads and seeing where thejourney takes me . I thrive on change. Most people do not like it... not to say I do not like certain constants in my life, even people like me... routines are safe and we find comfort in th...

The Blue Muse
Thank you, veterans!

Nov 11, 2013
Thank you, veterans!

I'm in Portland for a job interview, feeling especially grateful for the privilege of travel and freedom of expression. Just a quick word of gratitude to all of the veterans, past and present, who have made those privileges possible. Thank you for your...

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It’s not everyday someone throws a fish at you: The Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-Off

Nov 10, 2013
It’s not everyday someone throws a fish at you: The Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-Off

Berryessa Gap Winery Paella Cook-off. It's become a November tradition: Paella. More specifically, lots of paella and at the Berryessa Gap Winery Paella Cook-off.This year we got fancy and rented a limo to haul 12 friends from Sacramento to W...

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