My goodness, this is the best story I have read in a long time. It was sent to me via the SRJC website which I am a member of. I will post this on SRJC Human Services Network to get the word out. Keep dreaming.
Why is it that nowhere in this story is AMGEN (the tour sponsor) mentioned as the manufacturer and clandestine provider of the primary drug in the scandal? Why do the riders get slammed over and over while the creator and pusher of EPO gets the publicity, and praise, for TOC despite being deeply and darkly implicated in some seriously ugly drug controversy? http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/armstr…
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Power words that come from the heart!
This is a great and entertaining read. We only sell traditional, imported yerba mate at http://www.buenaondafoods.com
I'm sure that "A short History of Sonoma" is a fine book and I intend to read it. It's unfortunate, however, that you have to unfairly run down the Arcadia book "Images of Sonoma Valley," which a. is not "passed off as" a history book, and b. is a book primarily of photographs, therefor could not possibly have anything in it about history earlier than that invention!
The authors of "Images...," Valerie Sherer Mathes, and the late Diane Smith, are and were both very serious historians of Sonoma Valley and have done us a great service by compiling a set of splendidly evocative photos of our past.
Thank you for doing this fine service for local authors twice a year. I am proud to be among the authors whose books you reviewed in this article. The attention you're bringing to local talent through this effort is invaluable.
What a splendid read! The Gift of Guylaine Claire is a real gift to the reader on many levels. It brilliantly tells a story that reaches the reader on a personal level while revealing some disturbing racial-social issues in Canada’s past, through the life of a slain sculptor. The reader comes to understand and admire the title character, Guylaine, through the perceptions others have of her and her sculpture. The story focuses a period of time, when her friends and family share their understandings of Guylaine through their personal grieving process. The story insightfully reveals the different ways individuals grieve the loss of a significant individual and yet, how the process is similar. Even while these characters grieve, there is such a feeling of deep connection and caring between them, as they go through the loss together, the reader desires to be part of that circle. Aesthetically, the descriptions of Guylaine’s sculptures are such a pleasure to read, one can easily visualize and experience these pieces. Through these descriptions, the reader gets to glimpse into the mind of a sculptor’s intention and way of perceiving reality. All together, The Gift of Guylaine Claire is an enticing read!
Are you a poser?...
A Monte Sereno family located off of Hwy 9...They were my nearby neighbor friends and classmates. Albino John, his older sister, and mother Carolyn were part of my daily living (pt.1964- 1968 ) in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mtns...Also while riding school bus to and from Saratoga High School....And after school dating by freshman Greg and Carolyn's daughter occurred....John is albino....His father became a U.S. Army experiment test subject with "LSD," during approximately year 1948...
Carolyn Cassady reveals a side of Neal Cassady rarely seen-that of husband and father, a man who craved respectability, yet could not resist the thrills of a wilder and ultimately more destructive lifestyle. Posers for money?....Playing Hollywood? I hope not....David Cronenberg, I will try to view your reported new movie....
Not to be contentious BUT I think that you've dramatically shortchanged both the author and the book - respectively AV Walters and 'The Gift of Guylaine Claire'. With just 2 books under her belt to date, AV Walters has demonstrated her ability to tell great stories that introduce characters of great depth and full of real life. Her 2 published novels (just the beginning, I hope) are very enjoyable / memorable to read. One learns a great deal in the process ... certainly much more than the review above lightly intimates about French names (pretty silly). In this book the author demonstrates impressive research and knowledge of Quebecois society along with how family relations universally work. 'The Gift of Guylaine Claire' is may be full of French-named characters, centered around a slain sculptor, and set in Canada but it's clearly and genuinely a story of discovery: cultures, families, politics, love, religion and growth of the human spirit are explored. But above all, it is well written, multifaceted and a terrific read from a new and exciting author who happens to reside locally.
Thanks for the comment, Steven. You are correct, the library slam was the the predecessor of the NBPS. It was mentioned in the article as Brianna's first slam, which later created energy for another regularly-occurring slam. It's a shame that its funding was cut. I went to one years back and it was well-attended. Moral of the story, stop cutting budgets from literary programs, especially libraries.
From the article:
"In fact, two monthly slams have started as a result of the NPBS, one at Santa Rosa's Arlene Francis Center (International House of Poetry, hosting its next slam March 15) and one at Cotati's Redwood Cafe (the Barnburner Slam, hosting its next slam March 12). "
I am not so sure about the accuracy of this statement. I am sure that Jake Ward, who is a Co-Founder of International House of Poetry at the Arlene Francis Center, a friend, and a Co-Castmember of mine on televsion's Eat The Fish Presents, was helping B-Sage with the North Bay Poetry slam when she was just getting started.
This article seams to imply that the whole north bay poetry scene stemmed from the Northbay Poetry Slam, when in fact, was this not all a result of the the poetry slams thrown at the Sonoma County Library?
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What a fantastic article, so very insightful. Thank you,
Sorry to the Guayaki supporters, but this was a great and very funny read. It's worth looking at how the people who first made use of Yerba Mate and how they regard what we've done with it. Reminds me a bit of how tobacco was used traditionally and what we've done with it since.
http://www.yerbamate.com/ really, they are awesome. you NEED to check out their tea!! I love their Yerba Mate!!!
Boo Boo Hiss to the uninspiring cover story written by Jay Schafer. His angle of traditionalism from the Argentine perspective seemed to be just a thinly veiled dislike of the Guayaki company. It was petty and very unsupportive of a local company.
FYI, EcoTeas sells more loose organic yerba mate in the United States than all other yerba mate brands combined.
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