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Keeping it Clean! by Gabriel A. Fraire ~

My wife and I are well-or- ganized peo- ple who like everything to have a place and a place for everything. I had hoped there was a gene for this. However,

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Our messy house can definitely be attributed to having children.

where my tools should be I often find muddy hand prints. Instead of the pencil and pad next to the phone there is a

round tin of broken cray- ons and plain newsprint. My wife used to set the

table for breakfast the night before. With just one child, my wife was close to maintaining her “normal” pattern. The second child kind of put us into a different strata of what should and could be done. My first sign of weak- ness showed when without folding I be- gan using one hand to push my T-shirts in the drawer while the other hand forced the drawer closed. My wife noticed change the night she went to bed while there were still dirty dishes in the sink.

With the arrival of

children it soon became obvious that there are simply more important things than making sure all the towels are up off the bathroom floor.

The above article is an

excerpt from my book: Daddy I Need to Go Potty The book is available at and


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“The essence of the

independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in

how it thinks.” Christopher Hitchens

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sessions are provided for thru a grant from the Bill Graham Founda- tion. For all sessions, including the session for adults, packages of bookmaking materials will be mailed to regis- tered participants ahead of the workshops. Local Artist, Jean War- ren has also reformatted her popular Watercolor & Journaling workshop to take use of technology. The workshop, which for years had been held in -person in the classroom at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, now sees Warren guiding students through watercolor tech- niques via video and email. Jameson said, “When public health regulations allow, we plan to resume offering in-person classes and exhibitions, and to con- tinue to offer virtual art experiences in order to reach a wider breadth of our community because creativity is a valuable asset and art is needed now more than ever be- fore. ”

Register for Book-

making Summer Camp, find details about Wa- tercolor & Journaling, and sign-up to receive the Healdsburg Center for the Arts newsletter at www.healdsburgcenter-

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch

I was at a barbecue party when a cow from a nearby farm charged me and chased me into a corner. It was at that moment I real- ized my life was at steak. ~

A bunch of scientists got together one day for a barbecue...

...and were cooking up sau- sages, but they were one short. They looked in the cooler, the fridge, every- where they could think to look, but science still has yet to find the missing link.

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