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A Tweetup for the Rest of Us!

A Tweetup for the Rest of Us!

Admit it, you've been feeling a bit Bah Humbug this holiday season. It's not that we are warring on Christmas. In fact, Christmas is my favorite holiday, but there is some ridiculousness inherent in everything we as humans do. 

Plus there's this whole expectation of perfection we put on ourselves. It's exhausting. 

Example: Holiday parties. A double edged sword, right? I mean who doesn't love a party? But for some reason holiday parties can bring out a groan.

 On December 21st, in the spirit of Frank Costanza, there is going to be a different kind of holiday party... a Festivus Tweetup.

Think about it. Twitter and Festivus go hand in hand.

Drexel University Names Sandra Kirschenmann Executive Director of the Sacramento Center for Graduate

Drexel University Names Sandra Kirschenmann Executive Director of the Sacramento Center for Graduate

Drexel University announced today (November 9) that Dr. Sandra G. Kirschenmann will be the new Executive Director of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies. Kirschenmann is the Vice Chancellor of Resource Development for Los Rios Community College District. Her tenure at Drexel begins on December 12.

“I am confident that we have found in Sandra Kirschenmann the right professional to help us position the Center for Graduate Studies as a unique academic presence in Sacramento offering excellent career-oriented programs with high student engagement and strong outcomes,” Fry said.

As executive director of the Center, Kirschenmann will oversee all Drexel Sacramento operations, building on three years of strong growth resulting in a total enrollment of more than 300 students in eight programs and an inaugural graduating class of approximately 100 this past June.

Lantern Tours at the Historic City Cemetery

Lantern Tours at the Historic City Cemetery

Costumed docents tell the stories of our historic and notable cemetery residents by lantern light. Join the 'residents' of the Old City Cemetery as they share the stories of their untimely deaths by murder, mayhem, or the unusual. You even may be greeted by some lost souls. Bring your imagination and a flashlight.  Venture into the shadows of the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery.  Light refreshments are served.  Tickets cost $30 and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191033.  Park outside the cemetery across from the 10th Street entrance.  For more information call 916.264.7839 or 916.448.0811.

October 21, 22, 28, 29--4 tours each night

7PM, 745PM, 830PM, 915PM

Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

I saw these kids standing next to a golf course selling golf balls. I initially thought that it was a lemonade stand, so I pulled over to snap a quick shot. Not a bad idea.

That reminds me...I remember as a child my brother and I collected a ton of balls next to a driving range. They were on the property where my dad worked, after somehow getting through the fence that seperated the two properties. We spent hours grabbing these balls and shoving 'em into a plastic bag. We had hundreds.

We decided to call it quits and see if the shop at the driving range would give us a little money for all of our hard work. Well, they didn't see it that way. They took 'em from us and said that they belonged to them. They didn't give us a dime! How's that? They pretty much bullied us because we were kids I guess. Just a glimpse into my traumatic upbringing...

Leukemia survivor Steven Lee in need of second bone marrow transplant

Leukemia survivor Steven Lee in need of second bone marrow transplant

Steven Lee told me he was “shedding again,” so he decided to shave his head in anticipation of the inevitable consequence of chemotherapy.

Steven, all of 20, is battling leukemia for a second time.