Monday, February 19, 2018

Mill Valley Music : President's Day Sale

From Mill Valley Music:

Monday (February 19th) is President's Day and we are going to celebrate with our first sale of the year! Used merchandise will be 30% off. New merchandise will be 20% off. There will also be a Super Secret Sale where everything $4.00 or less and all used CD's will be 50% off. Make sure you ask for the Super Secret Sale at checkout!

More Happenings:
https://hv94941.blogspot.com/p/happenings.html

Tell Gary you saw it on the Beat! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 2/14/2018 : John Perry Barlow

Photo credit: Bob Minkin
Chances are, if you are reading this, you already know John Perry Barlow passed a week ago today. 
May we find comfort in the memories and remain grateful for the gifts he shared with us during his time on earth. 
"...Barlow 'knew that new technology could create and empower evil as much as it could create and empower good. He made a conscious decision to move toward the latter.' His 25-point code urges us to do the same."


For today's wise words, we offer his 25 principles of adult behavior: 

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.


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Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhog Day

Well, Phil the furry rodent has made his prediction: six more weeks of winter. Maybe that will translate to more rain for us, maybe not. Best to play it safe and conserve.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/groundhog-day-2018-punxsutawney-phil-live-updates/

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happening: One Book One Marin Launch : February 27



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'Strangers In Their Own Land' by Berkeley author is 2018 selection. 

San Rafael, CA –

Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning of the American Right, by renowned Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild, has been selected as the 2018 honoree for One Book One Marin


The One Book One Marin Launch Party will take place at
Book Passage in Corte Madera
7 p.m. Tuesday, February 27

The program will conclude with a conversation event 
featuring Hochschild and KQED radio host Michael Krasny
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
Dominican University's Angelico Hall 

Between February 27 and April 18, readers may attend a variety of programs 
and special events at locations throughout Marin. 

All One Book One Marin events are free and open to the public.
Sara Jones, Director of the Marin County Free Library
called Hochschild's book  "a timely read."

"Community conversations about our current political situation and the deep 
divides in our country abound, so its timely to have a grounded 
sociological understanding of our current political climate," Jones said. 

"Our hope is this community read helps us all better understand 
why our politics are so deeply divided."
Pick up a copy of Strangers in Their Own Land at your local library. 
To learn more about participating in One Book One Marin, 
visit www.onebookonemarin.org.

You may view a copy of the updated information by clicking here.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

"We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror"— Rumi