2 • July 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


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Writing team: Co-Publisher & VP

Valerie A. Doyle Jo Diaz

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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.

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2 • July 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare

First Up

Heartfelt Philanthropy at it Best! ~The Bounty of Sonoma County~

By Jo Diaz of Gyserville, CA. ~

Dear Paul, Upbeat Times is a newspa- per that I pick up whenever I go into Mary’s Pizza in Windsor, CA. I’ve decided to subscribe to Up- beat Times, because it’s worth supporting your positive focus. I love your Betty White quote… “I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”


cret to life, really.) I also was able to iden- tify a White Crowned Sparrow at one of my bird feeders, thanks to Kimberly Childers’ “Cheering Up Your Winter Gloom” story. Good stuff!

My reason for con- necting with you is that I have a something totally UPBEAT, via heartfelt philanthropy. I wonder if you’d be willing to share it?

Winery created

Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin in

Sebastopol, has the TRAINED FOR

“SAVING LIVES” program. This plan involves donating


450 free Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to wine county. At first it was going to be in just Sonoma County; but other wine regions also con-

his own heart’s malfunction, he’s empathetic to the need of others also being saved. (Ron’s life was saved by his own son Todd Rubin.) Any North Bay winery is encouraged to take advantage of this FREE program. Here are the details:


In collaboration the

with American Red

Cross and ZOLL Medi- cal Corporation, Ron Rubin Winery is cov- ering the cost of one ZOLL AED PLUS (Au- tomated External Defi- brillator) unit, to each qualifying North Coast winery.

This sustainability,

tacted Ron, and so the program expanded to include all of the North Bay.

Ron has agreed to purchase

these 450 AEDs from ZOLL, and each one has a value of $1,700. Since he experienced

safety program is designed to keep everyone at North Coast wineries safe and saved, if nec- essary. The following North Coast regions of Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, So-

... continued on page 28 Trying to Syndicate a cartoon about a plant(2010 reprint) by Paul Andrew Doyle

~ First Facts & Trivia ~

The cornea is the only part of the body with no blood supply – it gets its oxygen directly from the air.

The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.

When listening to music, your heartbeat will sync with the rhythm.

Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

An adult human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000 atoms.

There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.


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