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Apr 07 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Movoto.com, this week released a report on the homes for sale market in California. As March 2012 closed, real estate inventory was broadly down across the state, with prices showing seasonal increases and small signs of strength.
Movoto tracks the major real estate trends in 15 local markets. As March 2012 ended, Movoto reports that real estate inventories
Apr 06 Published in Quilling, local color, Hobbies, Crafts, Classes, art by Acheron | Comment (0)
Quilling - what the heck is it?
Consider it the Medieval version of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle...
Medieval book illuminators, after completing and binding books, would end up with hand-made pages of varying sizes, and slice off edges to make them more even. Not being wasteful sorts, they would twirl the strips around their quill pens (hence, the term "quilling"),
Apr 05 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Apr 03 Published in Untagged by member921467 | Comment (0)
A Call for Memories!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is celebrating its 30th year of matching children with mentoring relationships! BBBS has created over 4,500 such mentoring relationships between "Bigs" and "Littles". We are commemerating this achievement in June and would love to be able to include volunteers who have been a part of
Apr 03 Published in Personal Development, Life Coach, Epic things, dreams myth soul Malcolm Gladwell Joseph Campbell by Jenny Davidow | Comment (0)
by Jenny Davidow, M.A.
Like the mythic Hero who faces challenges, struggles with uncertainty and overcomes fear, we are each on a soul-journey.
Each night, while we dream, we dip into an expanded state of consciousness. This natural intelligence is our subconscious mind, which holds vast memories and deep knowing. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Blink: The
Mar 31 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Mar 30 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
1. The view from outside.
I am not like you.
I am not now nor have I ever been a Christian. Nor a Moslem. Nor a Jew. Nor a Hindu. All these religions, all organized religion, seem bizarre to me. Yes, I know most humans throughout history have believed (or claimed to believe or tried to
Mar 29 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
Even if the Abbey is Spanish Mission outside, inside it is more Victorian than anything else, spacious and comfy overstuffed furniture indirectly lit by faux Tiffany lamps. Classical music plays in the background. Kelly sees Shevek sitting on a lime green velvet couch.
"Alex, please. We have "done time" together, have we not? We
Mar 28 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate, Foreclosure, Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
First, the good news: The real estate market has clawed its way back from the brink and is about a third of the way to a normal, pre-bubble market. The bad news: It's going to take until the end of 2015 to get us the rest of the way, and recovery could take even longer if the economy loses steam again.
Real estate website Trulia's new housing barometer
Mar 28 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
Nancy looks in the shallow hole she's scraped and sees bright red flecks of blood in her black diarrhea. "Great," she groans to herself. "Old and fresh blood." Using an almost dry leaf she wipes herself and then brushes her hand over her small round ass, white and muscled. "Well, haven't lost all my fat yet," she childes herself. She pulls up her pants
Mar 26 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
Chapter 2 -- Sing Goddess...
Sing Goddess, the wrath of Achilles...
--The first line of the Iliad
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course...
--The first line of the Odyssey
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Kelly is lighting
Mar 25 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Mar 22 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
I'm trying real hard to keep a long-term perspective when it comes to statistical real estate trends. So my pledge to ignore short-term moves - read it here - was tested when the folks at Zillow releases their periodic survey of economists across the nation to see their outlook for housing values.
I found some interesting data within a Zillow report
Mar 22 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Mar 22 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
The efficiency of the police is based on much practice with UCSC protesters and soon Kelly is being ushered into a holding cell. It has been years since he was last arrested but you couldn't tell by the large drab room, painted in peeling certainly-not-soothing vomit green and furnished with an exposed toilet in one corner and a built-in concrete bench
Mar 21 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
He has been feeling restless the last few months. Restless in a good way. Interested. Hopeful. Hence his enthusiasm for the mass picket at High and Bay, where the City on a Hill, the University of California at Santa Cruz, meets Surf City. The real Surf City of Hawaiian princes, O’Neill, and the big waves of Mavericks, not that shit suburb in LA.
Mar 19 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
Chapter 1--Santa Cruz, Alta California
April Fools Day
The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
-- Buffy Summers, the Vampire Slayer
Right before her second death
Freedom means the capacity to know something about oneself, and the desire to live according to limits imposed on oneself rather than by external powers.
-- John Lukas
Mar 18 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
To all who believe
"...that it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive."
Prologue: Goodbye Simone
------ Original Message ------
Received: 09:49 PM PST, 02/26/1987
what an incredibly weak and cowardly note you left....it completely dishonors anything that was between us over
Mar 17 Published in Untagged by member178486 | Comment (0)
It Still Could Be
Chris Hables Gray
The Narrative Arc
Prologue: Goodbye Simone
Chapter 1 -- Santa Cruz, Alta California
Chapter 2 -- Sing Goddess...
Chapter 3 -- The City on the Hill
Chapter 4 -- May Day
Chapter 5 -- Cosmos and Chaos
Chapter 6 -- The Way of the Sainted Cross
Chapter 7 --