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Breaking Good: An Idyllic Southern California Community Rallies in Response to a Tragedy that Leaves 12 of Its Citizens—Most of Them College-Aged—Gone Too Soon.

(Published in the Winter 2019 edition of Southern California Life Magazine. Read the published version here at Cloud Up or  borderline pdf …. or read text-only version below. As the published version has a revised first paragraph (for layout readability that is not as impactful as my original), I recommend reading the text-only version below […]

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Buyamba – Welcome/Thank-You Letter to New Donors (includes comparison to original) – Pro-Bono

I was given a New Donor Welcome Letter to rewrite, which I did making, I believe, some significant improvements.  You be the judge. 🙂 AFTER – MY REWRITE BEFORE – EXISTING NEW DONOR LETTER THAN NEEDED SOME HELP.   Read more Buyamba Uganda Samples: Buyamba Uganda – Life Happens Here – Pro Bono Newsletter Story […]

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Buyamba Uganda – Life Happens Here (Pro Bono Newsletter Story)

My personal observation as a first-time visitor to a disadvantaged community in Kampala, Uganda. Download PDF of newsletter or read text-only version below. Buyamba Newsletter     Life Happens Here I could not have anticipated how life-changing my journey to this colorful and captivating country would be. Within every inch of every dirt road, life […]

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Feature Story: Skate, Surf and Jump: Three Young SoCal Athletes Who are Making Their Mark

Published in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Southern California Life Magazine.  Click here to read the published version (with photos) and/or read text-only version below: Justin Kalani Burbage – The social media influencer who’s having just too much fun. Twenty-four-year old Justin Kalani Burbage is a native Hawaiian and social media influencer who’s happily riding […]

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FEATURE STORY: FIRE ‘N FURY – SALUTING THE HEROES & FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE SOCAL WILDFIRES – SOCAL LIFE MAGAZINE, MARCH/APRIL 2018

Click here to read the PUBLISHED (with photos) story here. (Pages 46-50) For the text-only version read below: Eric Mukes: Fire Captain, Ventura City Fire Department At five years of age, Eric Mukes knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: The Lone Ranger. After all, the guy rode around on a […]

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YOU BELONG IN A MUSEUM! – THREE OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH SOCAL MUSEUMS

Pubished in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of SoCal Life Magazine. Click here to read on Cloudup or on my personal travel blog. Or for text-only version (no photos) read text-only version below: One thing no one will argue with is that each of us belongs in a museum _ especially in SoCal, where we have so many […]

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CAST-OFF COUTURE – SOCAL’S DESIGNER RESALE AND VINTAGE CLOTHING BOUTIQUES – SoCal Life Mag

Click here to read published version (with photos) on Cloudup or read text-only version below: Castaway Couture: SoCal’s Designer Resale and Vintage Clothing Boutiques by Jenni Keast Ever wonder what happens when moneyed fashionistas grow weary of their $12,000 vintage 60s Chanel gown or their $1,200 Valentino Garavani “Russian Ballet” scarf? Or when a washed-up career sends celebs from […]

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