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2 • June 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


ABOUT UPBEAT:


Publisher, President & CEO Paul Andrew Doyle paul@upbeattimes.com Co-Publisher & VP Valerie A. Doyle


Writing team: Jo Diaz


Barry O’Meara Gabriel Fraire Marcia Singer Ron Skaar


Kimberly Childers Ellie Schmidt


Joanne Mumola Williams Shekeyna Black


Dr. Yolanda Mangrum James Fish Zak Zaikine


Chance Massaro


Distribution team: John Follansbee Don Emerson Paul Behringer Matt Scuteri Paul Quistgard Al Gotlieb Rick Slottow Paul Schaeffer


Art Consultant Marie L. Doyle


SUBSCRIPTIONS: $65 a YEAR.


Send Check to: Upbeat Times ~ P.O. Box 7312 Santa Rosa, CA. 95407


707-494-1767


©2018 PAD STUDIOS & Upbeat Times, Inc. All rights reserved.


Upbeat Times


DizKlaimurz Our entire paper is strictly for entertainment purposes and nearly 100% positive in nature. From time to time there are a few mistakes, and occasionally a few spelling errors. Also, some of the information/jokes/facts may or may not be true as well as the sources of infor- mation that are contributed. We can guarantee with certainty that we thoroughly check all sources of information. Sum thymes wii allsew mzspell uh bunch uv wurds tu dryve peepull crayzee. Hope u lyk et!!! Just remember not to take life to seriously. For those of you who r critics...our fan base is 99.999% happy! We mostly hope that after reading this paper you might smile a bit more, learn something new or be a bit more inspired by life.


Give a copy of Upbeat Times to someone would could use GOOD NEWS!


2 • June 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. My life is my message. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Chris Parr-Feldman of Sonoma County having fun in Mazatlan!


ABOUT: Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning “place of deer.” The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and indigenous settlers.By the mid-19th century, a large group of immigrants arrived from Germany. Together, with the hard work of the Natives, they were able to develop Mazatlán into a thriving commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. It served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German settlers also influenced the local music, banda, with some genres being an alteration of Bavarian folk music. The settlers also established the Pacifico Brewery on March 14, 1900.


SIGMOND


SON, WHY DO YOU NEED A STEAK?


BECAUSE MY PLANT IS HUNGRY!


First Up Upbeat in Mazatlan! Upbeat in Apulia, Italy!


Ron Yamato of Sonoma, having an Upbeat Time!


ABOUT: The man above is standing in front of a typical trulli house, the characteristic cone-roofed houses of Alberobello, Apulia, in Italy. There are about 1600 of these structures in Alberobello, and hundreds more scattered throughout the region. Ron, being a DIYer, was amazed to see that the roofs were composed of limestone slabs and didn’t ap- pear to use any mortar. The walls are thick to support the weight, thus keeping the interior cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Folks still live in these structures, but many are abandoned or have been converted into tourist accommodations and souvenir shops. Whatever they are used for, they are “trulli” unique-looking structures (Ron “trulli” apologizes for that pun).


Publishers note: We do not accept a-Paul-ogies for those that share great puns! We hope you send us more! ~ PAD


Reprint from 2008 colorized! Inspired by my frien Bev!


AND HE’S A CARNIVOR!


I PREFER A MARBLED NEW YORK


OK, I’LL BE RIGHT BACK


by Paul Andrew Doyle


SOMETHING TO


DRINK?


HOW ABOUT A SONOMA COUNTY CABERNET?


©2018 Sigmond. All rights reserved.


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