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My Jesus Has Been Kidnapped

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WHO STOLE MY JESUS? MISSING  REWARD AGE ABOUT 2000 BUT LOOKS YOUNGER BROWN HAIR, THIN, MAY HAVE WOUNDS IN SIDE  LAST SEEN TALKING WITH A GROUP CALLING THEMSELVES "BORN AGAIN" PLEASE RETURN HIM YO ME! WE REAL CHRISTIANS MISS HIM AND FEAR HE IS IN A CULT  WHO ARE USING HIM FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN.

Five Day Lunar New Year Festival starts Feb 13

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2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza:
Feb 13-17, 2013
5 day event Feb 13-17 ($90 for all 5 events):



Weds Feb 13th,  7:30pm
"Cultural Gathering" Tea Culture and Tasting Demo with Tranquil Resonance $22adv./$25 door

Thursday Feb 14th,  6:30pm & 8:30pm
"Lovers' Soiree" An evening of wine, appetizers and romantic Asian/Western music by Diana Rowan (harp) and Winnie Wong (guzheng), with poetry by Laura Glen Louis $30adv/$40 door (2 seatings)

Friday Feb 15th, 8pm
 "Cross Cultural Concert" Diana Rowan and Winnie Wong present an evening of Irish and Chinese Culture through harp and guzheng, with special guest violinist Colm O'Riain $15adv./$17 door




Saturday Feb 16th,  8pm
"Suzuki Piano Demonstration and Asian Musicians from the Bay Area" $15adv./$17 door

Sunday Feb 17th, 1-5pm
 "Family Fair" Arts, crafts, food, instrument petting zoo and performance by China's Spirit Music Ensemble. Adults $10adv./$12 door, children under 11 $5…

2nd Annual Love Show at Gray Loft Gallery Feb 8-23

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Exhibition Title: 2nd Annual Love Show Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA Exhibition Dates: February 8 – 23, 2013

Artists’ Reception:Friday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm  -- in conjuntion with 2nd Friday Oakland/Alameda Esturary Art Receptions Wine tasting:Saturday, February 9, 3 – 5 pmRock Wall Wine Company Gallery Hours:Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment Location: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor, Oakland, CA 94601
This event is free and open to the public.
Contact for more info & images: Jan Watten, founder/director, 510-499-3445

The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with the 2nd Annual Love Show, which will feature artwork by more than 25 artists.  On display will be photographs, paintings, collage, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and handmade cards – which reflect love, passion, lust, hope, romance, broken hearts, true love, and hearts in many shapes and forms.   This is not a Hallmark Valentine show, but rather a visual dialogue about love in its many in…

BRACELETS JANGLE, DOGS MANGLE AND PARTCIPLES DANGLE

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A girl wore bracelets that jangled
a pug found a shoe he mangled

a bookworm found participles that dangle ==========================================================================
DEFINITION AND EXAMPLES OF DANGLING PARTICIPLES Dangling Participles. Adjectives ending in -ing (and sometimes -ed) are called participles and must be used with care. Consider the following sentences: The robber ran from the policeman, still holding the money in his hands.
After being whipped fiercely, the cook boiled the egg.
Flitting gaily from flower to flower, the football player watched the bee. If you said the last sentence to the football player's face just the way it's phrased above, you could end up a bloody lump of pulp lying on the astroturf, because he might conclude you think he "flits gaily," a thing most people in his profession don't do, at least in public. The grammatical problem here rests with the -ing and -ed words used in these s…

I slept with an AK47

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Yes. I did sleep next to a AK47. I only touched it once, lightly.  It wasn't, however, one of the weirdest adventures in my life.
I will blog more of those later.
 I am just gonna be real brief here and say the the AK47 event also involved
 stockings with seams, satin ribbons, and red high heels. It was not my gun, by the way.
I can recall the white sheets and sunlight contrasted with the gun.
 By itself, the firearm looked more like
a toy. I knew it was not!
 I will leave the rest up to you, dear reader.
Someday I will fill in the details but they are too much for me right now--and for you too.. I also got to hold a Beretta. And was told just to point and shoot if I had to!

 The crazy things redheads get into.

@2013 all rights reserved

f3 Art Event in Jingletown Celebrates The Wolf Moon

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mike Taft, F3 President 301-642-5446 mike@f3oakland.com
NAME: “Full Wolf Moon” F3 at the Cotton Mill Community Art Event
WHEN: Friday, January 25, 6 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Cotton Mill Studios 1091 Calcot Place Oakland, CA 94606 www.f3oakland.com http://www.f3oakland.com/
COST: Free
EVENT: The beautiful and historic live/work Cotton Mill Studios, located in the Jingletown Arts District in East Oakland, will be exhibiting artwork of resident and guest artists for its eighth F3 event, with the "Full Wolf Moon" theme. Artwork consists of various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, mixed media, jewelry, furniture, and more. Artists include Haejin Chun, Michael Coy, Peter DeLucchi, Christie Goshe, Jessica Shackelford Hutchinson, Lauren May, Nite Owl Studios, Meredith Snow, and Susan Tuttle. Vendors in the Design Bazaar include Citizen Snap Designs, CuriOhs Handmade Jewelry, Dawn Kathryn Diskowski, Diamond Dazed, Esoteric Brewery, Give Fleece A C…

Have You Ever Been In Love~With An Orange? Cara Cara Mia Mine.

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Each time we part my heart wants to die Darling hear my prayer Cara Mia fair I'll be your love till the end of time
I was introduced to my new love yesterday.At Raley's grocery store in Turlock, California. To me, all oranges taste the same so I didn't even know the delights of Cara-Cara navel oranges.  So I just grabbed oranges from the top of the heap under a sign that said 99c.

When I came home with my bags of groceries, my in-house food expert and chef extraordinaire, my daughter Alexandra,  announced "Oh, this is a Cara Cara orange" as she was peeling one.  Then she handed me my slice. I popped the pink/orange bit into my mouth. And-voila! This was the best little orange I had ever had--no seeds, super sweet taste with notes of raspberry and mandarin, no icky white strings. Plus it is beautiful. That was it. I was hooked immediately!.


I am going to go back to Raley's and get some more of those luscious Cara Caras. I'd better hurry since this variety of…

"Why Do They Hate Us? Mona Eltahawy's Fiery Article about Men versus Women in the Middle East

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Why Do They Hate Us?
The real war on women is in the Middle East. BY MONA ELTAHAWY|MAY/JUNE 2012

In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep off the ceiling and has time to ruminate on her husband's repeated refusal to prolong intercourse until she too climaxes, "as though purposely to deprive her." Just as her husband denies her an orgasm, the call to prayer interrupts his, and the man leaves. After washing up, she loses herself in prayer -- so much more satisfying that she can't wait until the next prayer -- and looks out onto the street from her balcony. She interrupts her reverie to make coffee dutifully for her husband to drink after his nap. Taking it to their bedroom to pour it in front of him as he prefers, she notices he is dead. She instruc…

Love, Unity and Freedom-Art Show by Salma Arastu at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley

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