“A Chance Meeting” – short fiction by Mary Ann Lerch and Ned Mock

  Mary Ann Lerch is a Northern California financial analyst who loves aerobics, faith and family, and probing the mysteries of human psychology through her writing. She may be reached at mary.lerch@gmail.com and seeks publication for her short stories, including this piece, which she co-wrote with Ned Mock. A Chance Meeting – by Maryann Lerch […]

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Interview with the Southern California band Alma Desnuda

  Alma Desnuda is: Paul Suhr, Tony Glaser, Chris Bryden, Joe Glaser www.almaDmusic.com www.myspace.com/almadesnuda www.sonicbids.com/almadesnuda 1.      What distinguishes you from other musicians…what do you feel makes your sound unique? Tony:   I think the biggest distinguishing factor of Alma Desnuda from other musicians is our connection to something bigger than amplified notes. Alma D is […]

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Fantasy dream painting, “Nesting”

  This graphic design piece, produced by an artist native to California’s San Francisco Bay Area, represents a fantasy dream where the author explores and examines the subconscious, both in and under water, finding a strong desire to nest (the egg) and ultimately create new life. You may contact her at lovinguiseasy@comcast.net – she would […]

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Review – the Claire Burch film Yume: Elegy for a Street Survivor

  The late protagonist of Claire Burch’s film Yume: Elegy for a Street Survivor’s chosen name comes from the Japanese word for ‘dream.’ In the same spirit, the entire piece conjures a dreamlike, imaginative feeling, more reminiscent of a coffeehouse open mic on a summer day than a traditional funeral service. Starting with the atmospheric opening […]

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Davis Bike Church (free bike repairs/free lessons in bike repairs) is still functional and seeks help this Sunday the 19th to move into its new downtown location!

  Repost – passing on the word from one of my personal favorite organizations from back up in Davis, the Bike Church. If you’re in town, come on out and support ecological sustainability, community building, and good times! The Bike Church is a group of volunteers who help people fix their bikes, or teach them […]

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