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Santa Claus in Palestine

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andTales of Diversity,
andWasan Abu-Baker
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by Wasan Abu-Baker


I grew up in a Muslim home in Palestine. My father was a dentist, politician, community leader, and civil rights activist. My mother was a Liberal Arts professor who taught poetry and Arabic language in An Najah University.
When I was a young girl in Palestine, I grew up embracing the three Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

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by Cynthia Chow


It was a rocky path that led Amy Webber to her position as the director of Virginia’s Taylorsford Public Library. She preferred being Clarion University’s academic librarian, but seeing her fiancé dallying with a violinist at a faculty reception made staying there impossible.

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by Lee Juslin


In Part I of our series on No Cairn Mixes, we talked about two little dogs with no Cairn Terrier in their make-up that had come into Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.

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by Lee Juslin


Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue is celebrating Valentine’s Day and the month of February with an adoption special on senior dogs.
Seniors are defined as over six years old. The participating contestants can be found on the rescue’s website. All available for adoption senior Cairns, Cairn Mixes, and No Cairn Mixes are included.

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Kids Café 2019

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andEducation,
andFood Fun,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A few months ago I was in Downtown Fresno for jury duty and found myself looking for somewhere to get some coffee. I noticed this cute little cafe very close to the court and decided to check it out. It was called Kids Café 2019. I looked around and noticed that this was more than just a cafe, so when I got home I set out to learn exactly what Kids Café 2019 was.

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by Doward Wilson


Welcome to another new murder mystery from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel! Based on a book written by Al Roker of The Today Show fame, and crime/suspense author Dick Lochte, Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps is the story of Billie Blessings. She is a chef, owns a restaurant, has authored a cookbook, and is a segment host on the Wake Up West Coast morning TV show.

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by Cynthia Chow


Claustrophobic, fearful of heights, and favoring pink vintage couture over hiking books, Northwest Extreme outdoor magazine should not be Meg Reed’s natural habitat. Not enjoying the outdoors doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned to appreciate or respect it though, and working for the publication has certainly forced her to push her boundaries and limits.

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by Ron Jones


So, what does it take to write a comedy for the Rogue Festival? I thought it would be easy. After all, I watch Saturday Night Live and the nightly news. Well, now it’s 24-hour breaking news. Tweet! Ah, too easy! Then it hit me. The perfect subject for a Rogue comedy—me and my experience as a nude model. I mean at age seventy-seven it’s a little late for a career in nude modeling.

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by Toni Weingarten


I never dreamed I’d work in show business. Growing up around Berkeley, that was the last thing on my radar. I thought I’d be a lawyer, like my father. But in college I took an art class to get my mind off logical things, and that lead to another and another, until I majored in art and dabbled in video as an art form. Being creative was far more enjoyable than doing research in the library!

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by Kathleen Costa


Karma has returned to Colwestern, New York, and Catherine Bruns is brilliant at putting it center stage! This fifth book in her Cookies & Chance Mystery series finds Sally Donovan (finally married to Mike) and Josie Sullivan (her BFF and head baker at Sally’s Samples) being invited to be guests on Someone’s in the Kitchen with Donna, a popular show on the Food Network.

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by Diana Hockley


Danni understood that opening her big blue eyes wide, smiling, and tossing her glorious auburn hair would ensure she was denied nothing. She became a miniature household despot whose mother was too tired and overworked to follow through with threats. Her father had left before she was born.

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by Cynthia Chow


At first, Ivy Meadows is delighted to receive a call from her friend and fellow actress Candy MoonPie. The love of MoonPies gave her the nickname, somewhat better than the actual name she received from her parents with a sense of humor, Candy Treat.

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by Jim Bulls


It was the summer of 1964. My family was on our annual pilgrimage back to Texas and Oklahoma. This year, though, instead of heading to Texas first, we stopped in Tulsa to give Grandma’s yard a major trim and clean-up, and get the house ready for the coming winter.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Those of you who read my reviews know how important story is to me when it comes to, well everything. The story in the musical Spring Awakening is heartbreakingly amazing! Add to it some incredible music, and you have one of my favorite musicals, which opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center.

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