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On Sunday, October 18th, The California Writers Club celebrated its centennial anniversary at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California.  The event was titled "We Know They Can Write But Can They Sing?"  Published authors were given the choice of singing a song or two, or reading a passage...
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Once upon a time, there lived an average man who lived an average life.  He lived with other average people within an average community.  Then, one day this average man encountered a not so average situation.  This average man had to make a quick decision and needed to commit to an instant action...
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Michael Jackson and his life defining performance
  As far back as I can remember, I have always been a fan of great dancing.  I remember getting up early on Saturdays to watch the old black and white musicals (this was before Ted Turner gobbled them up for his Turner Classic Movies channel.)  My brothers and I would stare in awe as we watched...
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What are they really saying to each other? #1Chavez: It's my favorite book.  Is there a way you can get Ivory Madison to autograph it?Obama:  I am a member of RedRoom.Com - I'll make a call. #2Chavez: It's a book with a very strong female lead.  She likes to beat up on men.Obama:  And you're...
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if it weebles and wobbles, it WILL fall down!
This past year, my family celebrated the Chinese holiday known as qingming (Tomb Sweeping Day.)  This day occurs on the fifteenth day after the Spring Equinox on the Gregorian calendar.  The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for Chinese to remember and honor their ancestors at grave sites. Young...
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Don't Fart, Or I'll Cut You!
So, it's come to this:  http://www.kxxv.com/global/story.asp?s=10150486  To summarize, we have two men who were eating in their room at a hotel in downtown Waco, Texas.  One of them experienced flatulence (I am assuming he was making room for dessert.)  The other man (we'll call him the fartee) ...
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This is another Creative Caffeine entry that was created on March 12th.  The prompt was "don't forget this." I really like this Creative Caffeine that Janis Cooke Newman has created.  The daily prompts definitely stokes the creativity. Like the previous entry, this a mixture of fantasy...
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Metro Ken of the Pony Express
On March 9, Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday - a truly notable day for a true American classic.  Not so newsworthy was the birthday of her lifelong boy toy, Ken.  Ken's official birthday is March 13, 1961.  Since Barbie made her debut in 1959, this means that Ken is two years younger than Barbie...
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Birthday Girl
Liza May Minnelli Born:  March 12, 1946 To one of the most gifted entertainers the world has ever seen To the apple that did not fall far from the Judy Garland tree To the woman who was born to Hollywood royalty To the woman who sings and dances her butt off every time she performs To the woman who...
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Dr. Manhattan Swinging Blue Pipe
On March 6, 2009, the movie "Watchmen" opened in theaters all across the country.  Based on the ground breaking graphic novel by Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist), the movie has accomplished the almost impossible task of satisfying the hardcore fan boy while at the same time...
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I am NOT the 'Boy From Oz'
On the current home page of Red Room, in the Best Buzz of the Best of Red Room area, there is a link that will direct you to several excellent blogs regarding this year's winner of the Best Movie category, "Slumdog Millionaire."  If you haven't dived into them, go check them out. Reading...
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This Feels About Right ...
I'm currently enrolled in Creative Caffeine, an online writing community organized by Janis Cooke Newman.  Basically, you wake with a "prompt" in your email inbox.  This prompt is the subject of your writing that morning.  You write about it, and then send a copy to Janis and to your...
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I just uploaded a new entry into my Writing: Article and Stories page. It's something I wrote a little while ago that I found recently.  I cleaned it up and decided to post it.  Someone challenged me to write my own twist on the classic Abbot and Costello routine "Who's On First?"  I took...
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For all you songsmiths out there, I give you .. Songsmith! A new product from Microsoft, the software app may be pretty cool, but this official commercial is awful.  It almost sounds like a 70's commercial selling a child's toy.  You be the judge.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
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my niece
A quickie - just uploaded my first video.  It was taken this past Christmas at my cousin's house.  My four year old niece, Tegan, just received a gift from my mom, and it is a video of her doing her happy dance.  I only see her twice a year, and she is starting to get used to me, which is pretty...
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