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I’ll Never Find Those Statues

Trying to adequately respond to Linda Longmore Hayes' post (on Facebook) about the strange 8-bit Venus statue in Rhyolite, NV, I spent a fruitless hour paging through Web pages regarding Las Vegas from the Seventies. I remember a weird casino driveway being demolished on the Las Vegas Strip in about 1978. ...

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Noa Solorio In Today’s Sacramento Bee

Noa Solorio In Today’s Sacramento Bee

Pleased that DMTC YPT'er Noa Solorio (10 shows in 2.5 years: 2011-2013) gets such great ink in today's Sacramento Bee!:
The family is bolstered by young local actors Noa Solorio and Ben Ainley-Zoll, who play children Jane and Michael Banks.

“These kids are better than any kids I could have found around...

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"Mind Over Milkshake" — Scientifically, our thoughts literally, demonstrably alter our physiology

Jul 8, 2014

I'm a religious scientist.  In 1927, Ernest Holmes, our founder, established this philosophy (now called a religion) which has as its principle belief, "change your thinking, change your life."  He taught and wrote (and wrote) that we could u...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Giving, Photos, Party and Fireworks

Giving, Photos, Party and Fireworks

In the last two weeks I have been at my house for about 72 hours. I've given blood at BloodSource, been to the downtown Napa and Arnold 4th of July Parades, seen fireworks and Shane Dwight Band at Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys, gone to two Sacramen...

Rubys Musings
Sunday Adventures

Resting in the shade duringa busy day of adventures This past week was a tough one for our family, we lost our beloved Grandmother, Martha after a battle with her declining health was lost. It was also a cause to embrace family even more, and w...

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I can't help but marvel at the influences at work here. When I was a teenager, I belonged to the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the monthly selections was Fritz Leiber's fun novel, "A Specter is Haunting Texas," a story of post-nuclear America, where weightlessness-weakened astronaut Scully Christopher Crockett...

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What is my next meditation?

Jul 7, 2014
What is my next meditation?

For years I have meditated pretty much every day, sometimes more than once a day, but I tend to switch it up over the years.  Usually, the process of switching from one meditation style to another is very organic.  I am doing one style for a ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Voyager One Has Left The Solar System

Jul 7, 2014

Going, going, gone:

NASA confirmed Thursday that the space craft left the solar system more than a year ago, traveling in the space between stars.

Voyager 1 first launched into space in 1977 to study the outer planets, but after completing its mission in 1989, the craft continued traveling––about 12 billion miles in total. It’s...

Just Paint It
How To Paint Dog Eyes

Jul 6, 2014
How To Paint Dog Eyes

Learn how to paint realistic looking dog eyes with these simple steps, even if you're not an experienced artist!

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Fun With The Scrub Jays

Fun With The Scrub Jays

Scrub Jay with peanut.A week ago I posted on Facebook:It's fun to watch the Scrub Jays! The fledglings are almost old enough to be on their own, but not quite. Baby was bleating, shaking its wings and begging mama for food. I tossed peanuts to them. Ma...

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