Transitioning times
Another short hiatus from writing, but this time for fun.

Always happy when good things happen to good people

Yesterday I picked up the Daily Breeze that was left laying in front of my building because Bert Reddick, one of the guys who used to run the computer lab at a government employment agency I used to visit, was on the front page.

Years ago an old girlfriend had named him as the father of her child even though she was date-raped by another man and openly admitted it to Bert half-way through this ordeal. So for the last 13 years my friend has had to pay child support for a child who wasn't his. This, in addition, to raising three children who are his own with his wife.

Last time I read about him a few years back he was fighting to have the laws changed to allow paternity testing to determine child support which made this follow up story especially nice to read. The law he's helped create now establishes a new procedure for challenging paternity, including informing a man of his right to genetic testing.

That's huge!! Can you imagine going through life having to pay child support for a child that isn't yours? I can't. That's why I'm rejoicing with Bert today here that this has been resolved. Now to hope he gets reimbursed for all the money he's had to pay out. Maybe that will be his own children's college fund!

While I was reading the paper too, I saw that a cute couple who had come to my Memorial Day BBQ were going to be featured in an article today for their children's music called The SqueeGees. So this time I grabbed the paper from my mom to find their story. If you want to read this very cute article from today's Daily Breeze, click here.

They had talked to me about possibly doing PR for them, but when I saw the huge article today I had to call our mutual friend Rachel Jane Schultz, (the one who I referred to in that picture from my BBQ as a jewelry designer, but who is actually also a fine art artist --check out her work by clicking on her name - very cool and interesting!)

I told her they need to stick with their publicist because it's really working! That type coverage is huge! I know since I've down it once or twice in my life for myself. I can't help it, sometimes I'm working on a pet project and just know that a little bit of publicity will tip it over.

Thus, I shamelessly pitch away and I've been written up twice with huge articles like that in the LA Times. That used to mean something, but now with everything that's going on there... who knows any more.

If you want to follow the decline of media in Los Angeles and now San Francisco, you absolutely must read my friend's blog, LA Observed. This is an amazing resource for all things media. Highly recommend it.

Back to me, my favorite topic. JUST KIDDING. Ok, not really, but I'm working on it. Made you smile though right? Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, friends doing well. I just got off the phone with my friend Deborah and big things are happening for her too! God is really moving in both our lives.

I'm really happy to have her as a friend because I can share my successes and my failures equally without fear of judgment or jealousy or pity and we totally get and support each other as females in business. It's hard to find female friends like that sometimes, but hey, God is part of this friendship which really helps.

I have some good stuff brewing, but won't be able to share it until we get all the details ironed out. God is moving. That's all I got to say. I think getting down on my knees praying for His help and guidance really made a difference today. I read somewhere that you should vary your prayer positions and I never bow like that so... Try it sometime, you might like it!:) All I know is that I received a call that seemed heaven sent for me professionally right after doing that!  FREAKY GOOD.

In any case, I think that's it. Big deal with Ocean's 13 premiering tonight and all. I wish them much success too. Maybe I'll even go see this one! I missed 12 because of the reviews, but this one seems more interesting. I love all those guys anyway, so what the hey. If it's bad, I still got to watch great eye candy. And it's all about the eye candy. Right girls?

Oh yeah, one more thing, today is my friend Cindy's Birthday so if you happen to know her and are reading this, shoot her an email wishing her a Happy Bday - you'll pleasantly surprise her!

So, that's all for now. Sleep well. Or whatever else you're doing right now. Ha Ha.


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