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Ep 0013 – Beer and Family – Behind the scenes at Mother Earth Brew Co

Laurie, Mark, Julie and Jeff tasting brew at Mother Earth Brew Co.
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Go behind the scenes at successful microbrewery, Mother Earth Brew Co. in Vista, CA as we visit with co-owners, Mark’s cousin Julie and her husband Jeff Bonus. Learn how the company went from garage to brew pub, thoughts on Jeff’s new retirement and firsthand brew reviews by customers. Song of the week, Ice Cream and a Beer by Food Will Win the War

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Ep 0013 – Beer and Family – Behind the scenes at Mother Earth Brew Co

Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

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Mom and I have fun picnicking. Learn the history of the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy from my friend, Jane Neff Rollins. Mark tells of his wild and woolly adventures there as a child. Enjoy a cheerful and bouncy Song of the Week , Big Blue Day by Uncle Neptune.

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Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

Donna and her dog Bailey
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Missing my friend, Marie, who has moved back east, I celebrate our past Thanksgiving tradition by hiking in Deukmejian Wilderness Park. I meet several hikers who tell their Thanksgiving and hiking stories. Mark shares his turkey tips. Mom performs a Thanksgiving poem via Skype. Song of the week, Turkey in the Straw by Shake That Little Foot

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Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

Ep 0010 – A Bike Camera POV Adventure to Ostrich Land USA

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Mark and I plan to capture our bike ride from Buellton to Solvang with my new POV action cam. We stop at Ostrich Land USA and have an adventure feeding the Ostriches. I interview other ostrich feeders and manager, Blake Fowler about the history of Ostrich Land USA. I muse at the pool about body image and the importance of adventure. Song of the week, Transference by Kids on Bikes

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Ep 0010 – A Bike Camera POV Adventure to Ostrich Land USA

Ep 0009 – Concert Claustrophobia

Mark and Laurie are thrilled to be at the Sarah Brightman Concert
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Mark and I travel to Anaheim to see Mark’s favorite singer, Sarah Brightman, live during her Dreamchaser tour. Mark shares the impact of claustrophobia on his life and why it’s still worth it to attend this live concert. I muse by the pool about value spending and why Stacy and Clinton can save their $5,000.00 bucks. Song of the week, My Phantoms by The Fallen Leaves

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Ep 0009 – Concert Claustrophobia

Ep 0008 – Beast and the Beauty Stories

Lani shows Laurie the back of her hairstyle in the mirror
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Mark and I go “La Dee Dah” as we get our hair styled at Wolf’s European Hair Design at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. Stylist, Marcus Hess, tells why all are welcome at the salon. Mark and I tell about our Halloween fright night at the Nightmare at Whiting Woods Haunted House. Linda, Noreen and I talk about our very different experiences with spas and massage. Song of the week, Charming Beauty by Amil Byleckie

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Ep 0007 – Halloween Stories 2013

Kids at Halloween
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Our spook-a-licious Halloween extravaganza! Mark performs a spooky reading of his original campfire story, “Don’t Let the Fire Go Out”. I meet up with Halloween fans at Descanso Gardens and get their stories. Hear about a fantastic Haunted House called Nightmare in Whiting Woods. I honor the memory of my drama school friend, Terry DuBay by performing poem, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave? by Thomas Hardy. Dance club song of the week, Horror Show by Stompin’ Riffraffs

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Ep 0007 – Halloween Stories 2013

Ep 0006 – Home – part 3 of 3 – My fake son, New & Noteworthy, Thanks Renee, and How do you stop ruminating?

Laurie and Steve at Steve's birthday party
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Part 3 of the Going Home series, all episodes of the series also stand alone. Ever have problems with your negative mind grabbing onto something that it won’t let go? I ponder how I overcome rumination while on the dock at Ruston Way in Tacoma, WA. Back in California, meet my fake son, Steve, and learn how he achieved that honorable title. We celebrate getting New and Noteworthy on iTunes. We give an enthusiastic a shout out to fan, Renee, for her stellar iTunes review. Song of the week, Trouba by Steve Gunn,

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Ep 0006 – Home – part 3 of 3 – My fake son, New & Noteworthy, Thanks Renee, and How do you stop ruminating?

Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Bo Bice Tweets to Adventure Laurie
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Part 2 of the Going Home series, all episodes of the series also stand alone. I explain during my morning walk along the shore of Puget Sound how I find solace when the sad parts about coming home surface in my heart. As a Twitter newbie, I’m thrilled when my all-time, favorite singer, Bo Bice, tweets me back! Song of the week Banana Bike by Dot Wiggin Band

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Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?

Sunrise silhouettes Mount Rainier above Puget Sound
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Part 1 of the Going Home series; all episodes of the series also stand alone. I take an early morning walk down memory lane along a path by Commencement Bay in my hometown of Tacoma, WA. I podcast in the field from a dock and I ponder which memories do we all choose to keep? I retell a great story from Jillian Michael’s podcast about discovering and going with your natural talents. Song of the week Bitter Heart by Zee Avi

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Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?