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NOTE: I have not been working with polymer clay for a couple of years. My focus has been on astrology and writing fiction

5-5-17: Rebuilding "Mr. Mousie's House" a wee home in 1/4 scale that was a group effort from the ClayMates of MSATClayArt back in 1999 - 2000. Seems like the FrontPage gallery function isn't working anymore so I'll have to rebuild various pages as I find what has gone wonky. That's the problem with having a website that's over 10 years old. Like an old house - there is always something that needs fixing.
4/16/16: CITY-o-Clay, COCModSquad, and CITY-Leaders WordPress sections have been taken down from the section of this website. This does not effect the Yahoo Groups they were part of. They will not be rebuilt because they were not visited much at all and CITY-Lists Yahoo Family is fading into the sunset. This is just the beginning of the end.
GeekGranny4/16/16/ Geek Granny strikes again.

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. I was updating my WordPress sections, about 10 of them, because some sections of two of them got infected with malware. Update your WP and Plug-ins folks. Anyway in the process of trying to do a good thing I messed up and had to rebuilt Tosh's Martial arts WordPress site.

But I also messed up my Blog2. I have a handful of other blogs I can use so I'm not going to rebuild that. Too much work for not much in return.
Old Astrology Blog not part of the new Domain
New Astrology Blog part of the new Domain but not used much
A Sample WordPress site set up to raise money to fix my teeth.

That's not counting the various blogs that I have floating about off of my website.  Not that I'm at all regular with any of them.

I'm just glad that I didn't link but a few blog posts to my website so there's not much repair to do. So if you are spelunking around my website and fall across broken links to the blog don't say you weren't warned. You can send me a direct message as to which link is broken, if you want. But I'm going to go cook rice. That I think I can do without messing it up.
Mom-5-20-2014Blog Being REBUILT Due To WordPress Problem 4-16-16

3-21-2016: My mother passed away around 8 pm tonight.

One might think that blogging about my mother passing and sharing it on my website is a weird way of dealing with a parent's death. But y'all have known me for a decade and a half and I always share important rites of passage online. Especially when it's surrounded by so many extraordinary coincidents.

Odd that I had just re-uploaded "Saying Solly" to this website just hours before she passed away. It is a short story that is mostly autobiographical, about my mother. It is in a collection of stories in a book titled "My Mother, My Self"

I was sending a group direct message on Facebook to my four grown sons just at the moment she was passing. Also an odd coincidence.

Lastly, it's between the Solar and Lunar Eclipse, which often sees people cross over. I told my sister Linda that I felt Mom would pass on during this between the eclipse time frame.
SF map3-21-2017 WordPress Blogs being notoriously wonky, I'm going back to posting to HTML pages on my website.

Repost Take 3: Native San Franciscians – a Dying Breed 

This is a repost from 2006, for Angela Beck, who was looking for it on, which closed down in 2014. I found it on Web.Archive.Org and rebuilt it here

03-21-2016: This is the first blog post, or reposting, I've done since Hilda (my long time neighbor) passed away. Maybe this will be the start of my being more active on my blogs and on this website.

A good intention for the new astrological year.
January 1, 2015: I became the Vice President of the San Francisco Astrological Society. I am also the Director of Publicity and Outreach. That's what I've been doing these last three years since I've not been making new polymer clay tutorials.

To Join The San Francisco Astrological Society on Social Networks: 
Subscribe to our Facebook Group  to join in astrological discussions. 
"Like" our Facebook Page, and get daily posts featuring astrologer's articles, blog posts, podcasts, and YouTube videos. 

Follow us on Twitter @AstrologySocSF where you get daily forecasts and links to articles and blogs of astrologers around the world.

Subscribe to the YouTube for SFAS for short interviews with the SFAS speakers. Google Hangout videos with panel discussion are coming in the future.

Subscribe to Flickr for SFAS Photos from our meetings and special events.

Check it out!
Join us at our Meet-Up page. Where you can get notifications of meetings and special events. 
CD Cover for NCGR Talk 1-2014Social Network Marketing for the Astrologer  Audio Sample with Parental Warning.

This is the talk I gave at the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGRSF) on January 7, 2014. It is now available as a CD.

Social Network sharing of information is as old as St. Paul Epistles, Cicero and his Roman pals running slaves back and forth with news from the Senate, Martin Luther and the spread of Reformation, and the American Revolution pamphleteers. Control of information by a monolithic corporation (think Rupert Murdoch) is a modern invention to control the minds of the people.

Astrologers need Social Network Marketing to build their brand & connect with the people.

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Old Lady with ComputerCITY-List Portal This is the portal to CITY-Lists Yahoo Groups.

Current CITY-Lists Yahoo Groups: I've moved the information about CITY-Lists to a new directory. This is the link for the current Yahoo Groups under the CITY-List family.

There are hundreds of links going to that will have to be edited. Since this is an old fashioned website with static pages it'll take time to get them all. I'll be leaving this notification up on the home page for the duration.
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