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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth by Robbie Cox The news has been filled with so much hate and division as of late.  To make matters worse, the media has done everything in its power to keep it stirred up as journalism has been replaced with sensationalism.  The quest for accuracy and truth is forgotten for ratings and […]

The Way We Were: Blessings of a Matriarch

The Way We Were: Blessings of a Matriarch

Today, we celebrate the life of a great Matriarch.  My mother.  It doesn’t surprise me that she died on 12/12/12, that we put her obituary in the Sunday paper on Mother’s Day, or that we celebrate her life and have a memorial for her during Memorial Day weekend. Fifty family members are gathered at one […]

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans...

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans…

Reaching for the Moon and Well Laid out Plans… As a family we all are each so different.  Our hopes and dreams are different.  Our goals, different: I want to be a published writer; Dustin wants to open up a men’s dressy casual clothing store and be a published author as well; Michael wants to […]

Brother Townsend

Brother Townsend

Sitting at the Island Bar in Sean Kelly’s Pub is an Amish looking man in a straw round- brimmed hat.  His phone is in front of him on the bar and his face is in his hands.  He slowly reaches into his cargo jacket for his packet of tobacco and rolls a cigarette.  He is […]

A Jamboree Family: Inspiration

A Jamboree Family: Inspiration

For Phyllis Erck, her parents are the inspiration for starting the Ruby Jewel Jamboree now three years running in Missoula.  Phyllis was born about the same time her father started the Reilly Springs Jamboree in Texas and both her parents took her as an infant to the concerts.  It wasn’t until her twenties, when she […]

Arroyo Grande, 93420--Nice Town, Normal People

Arroyo Grande, 93420–Nice Town, Normal People

©2012 Ann Bodle-Nash The ceramic coffee-shop mug reads: Arroyo Grande, California, 93420. Nice Town, Normal People. I start laughing. I’m not feeling normal. It’s day one of a three day, three-generational road trip by minivan, from north of San Francisco, down scenic Highway 101, to a family reunion in coastal central California. You remember family […]

Five Indie It sites: Arroyo Grande, 93420

Five Indie It sites: Arroyo Grande, 93420

  1. Pismo Beach State Park: The beach is located in the town of Oceano off Highway 1. A long expanse of golden sand with dunes, crashing Pacific Ocean breakers, ATV’s and cars allowed to drive on the sand. Near the towns of Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Los Osos. The famous Pismo Clams are gone. […]