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Oct.05.2008
Gentle Readers, we've been hearing much about the elusive Joe Six Pack these days. Sarah Palin has brought him up many times in her speeches and her debate last Thursday. Yet, who is this Joe Six Pack? What do we know about him?I was honored to find Mr. Six Pack and sat him down for an interview....
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Oct.02.2008
Lately I've tried to be positive. This has not been easy.Lately everything seems out of whack, and sometimes I wonder um, does anyone notice what's going on? Or is it just me? Tuesday I went to see my friend Lilly Marie at her apartment in Berkeley. She's settled in pretty well and she likes her...
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Oct.01.2008
Six years ago I was back in school. I was amazed at how well I was doing; I was getting all A's in my classes, I made friends, and people were asking me to be in their groups in classes. One of the groups was to show how teenagers are in their growth patterns, behavior, etc. For some reason I was...
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Sep.30.2008
Okay, how did this happen? Judy Blume is seventy. Seventy. And I'm thirty-six. I mean, I know how it happened, everyone gets older (except Dick Clark. And Robert Wagner) But Judy Blume is seventy? Wow. How freaking cool. I started reading Judy Blume in fourth grade. My teacher Mrs. Evans read from...
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Sep.29.2008
            Take a look at that lady. Yeah, the lady right above. She's one of the most banned writers in this country. She doesnt' look like a banned writer, does she? Nope, she looks like a grandma or a mom. But her series of books have been banned more than Harry...
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Sep.27.2008
When I stepped out,into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house,I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman,and a ride home.                                                                                                                                      S.E. Hinton  ...
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Sep.26.2008
1.Your rock star name (first pet, current car/motorcycle): Buddy Honda  2.Your gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Rocky Road Birkenstock 3.Your soap opera name: Kathleen San Francisco   4.Your Star Wars name Gibje  5. Superhero name Pink Margarita 6. Nascar name:...
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Sep.25.2008
  Gentle Readers, it's been a overwhelming couple of news days, hasn't it? Yes, with the news that Clay Aiken is gay, oh, how will we cope? Then there's the news of those 90210 girls being way too thin.             Wait, there was other news? Oh yeah, McCain suspending his campaign, that was big....
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Sep.24.2008
Lately I haven't felt like writing. It all feels hopeless. The country is so divided right now with this election I don't know if we'll ever be Okay again. Regular readers of this blog know how I feel, so I'm not dragging my politics into this. I feel so blah, so "is this all there is?"...
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Sep.22.2008
Starting October 13th and ending November 22nd, I'll be hosting a online writing workshop. This is the time that if you ever wanted to get started on that novel, or write a short story, or just even a short short story, this will be the class to get you started.Each week we will have writing topics...
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Sep.21.2008
So I promised my gentle readers that I would think of funny movies this weekend. And as Dr. Phil would say, how's that working out for you? I think this past week is catching up with me. I had to leave a concert early yesterday. It was all these great folk songs rallying against the establishment...
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Sep.19.2008
Gentle Readers, let's face it: It's scary times out there. As my Grandmother Thora Cobb would say, we're going to hell in a handbasket. So I've decided we need to cheer the heck up. We need to, as Shirley Temple said, S-M-I-L-E! We've got to beat old man depression, and we've got to do it now. Now...
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Sep.18.2008
It was bound to happen. My keys somehow got in the lining of my new  purse so I had to cut a small hole in the lining to fish them out. I  sighed as I did it, but I had no choice.I always wonder about people who have that purse lust. The lust for  the perfect purse. I've had plenty of purses in my...
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Sep.17.2008
It was bound to happen. It happens every year. Fall comes, when we're ready for it or not. I'm never ready for it. Well, in some ways I am. Although in a lot of ways I'm a Summer Girl, you can only live with the heat for so long. However, fall brings many things. The typical things, like you see...
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Sep.15.2008
Okay Governor Palin!  We assigned you a book to report on, didn't we?Yes, Miss Gibbons, you sure did! Did I mention I am from Alaska? Oh yes, ma'am, several times. Okay, so the book I assigned was Dicey's Song. Let's start off with this: what is Dicey's song, Governor Palin?Oh, there's so many...
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