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Places We Like: The Back Room, Berkeley, CA

I missed the whole 1960s-hippies-coffeehouse-folk music thing. For me, the 1960s was learning to tie my shoes (some day I’ll tell you my penny loafer story, but let’s just say it wasn’t easy to learn shoe tying when one parent … Continue reading

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Love Bead Safe Harbor Pin Project: Finding Your Tribe

You’ve found a project you’re passionate about. You think you’d be good at it. You’re excited! You tell your friends and family and… pfffft, the air goes out of the balloon. Nobody’s interested. What now? This has happened to me … Continue reading

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Love Bead Safe Harbor Pin Project: Moving Forward

The big push is done (the large-scale pin giveaways) after three cities, but LBSHPP is far from over.  Here’s what’s in the works (so far): A free workshop at a charity in Sacramento. Date and time TBA, but probably in … Continue reading

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Love Bead Safe Harbor Pin Project: Lessons Learned #1, Do It Scared

Back when I was a Girl Scout, I volunteered to pull the wagon full of cookie boxes if the other girl would ring doorbells and ask people to buy cookies. I like people, but I’m an introvert, and shy. Talk … Continue reading

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The Love Bead Safe Harbor Pin Project: What Was It About?

  In November of 2016, I found myself increasingly distressed by the tone of civic life, not just in America, but around the world. There was a new level of just plain, low-down meanness. Name calling, threats… it seemed as … Continue reading

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