Attention Book Lovers! #BayAreaBookFestival #Unbound is bringing authors and programs to the comfort and safety of your home starting May 1-3.
“Our aim is to bring you a meaningful slice of literary goodness: one we hope will be a powerful antidote to the chaos of this challenging time.”
Launching HERE over the weekend of May 1-3 the Bay Area Book Festival will premier a series of riveting live and recorded virtual events on their YouTube channel, featuring a lineup of acclaimed authors. Topics range from voting rights, to health and wellness, to the role of art and literature in these trying times. And, of course, a robust slate of sessions for kids, teens, and families is also on the program.
Here’s a snippet of the stellar KidLit program. Cooool! Right? See you there! Cheers ❤
It’s been seven years since this story was first posted (2013). Our planet’s population has increased circa 6.5 million. Have we taken measures to better care for our Mother and ultimately ourselves? Let’s see…
Sweating and belching, the young mother rolls into the Emergency Room at precisely one minute before midnight.
The attending physician’s eyebrows take on the appearance of his last patient’s electro-cardiogram a moment before her death.
“What is it this time?” he says.
“My temperature is rising,” she rasps.
“Sweat streams like rushing rivers down my face. My feet burn. I can hardly breathe and my mouth is as dry as the Grand Canyon in August.”
His eyebrows cinch. “Has the stabbing pain in your lungs worsened since last you were here?” Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, EVENTS, HOLIDAYS, VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX, VIGNETTE
Tagged 5gyres, adventure, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, Earth Day 2020, Midway Island, plant a tree, reduce-reuse-recycle, world population clock
The rumbling stopped. The ground ceased to quake. The blaze slowed and flickered out with a sputter. While the cloud of fumes from the Saturn V rocket cleared, two masked figures stood beneath the behemoth bickering.
“What do you mean, it’s over the top?” He normally would have stroked his chin and tugged on his greying beard at this point, but things being as they are these days, Continue reading
Many of us have heard the one about the five loaves and two fishes, but what about the two rolls and one Joe Dog? Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, FAMILY, HUMOR
Tagged cop-out post, corvid 19 levity, D. G. Lambo, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, humorous dog photo, in times of trouble, loaves and fishes, the best medicine
Marie-Anne Carolus-Duran would rather have been sitting in a dark and musty closet ensconced in a nest of her riding instructor’s malodorous paddock boots and picking lint bobbles from her Sunday frock than posing for a portrait with Yéti.
The Maltese preferred the reference to Bigfoot over his given name, Mon-Petit-Chou. It was more menacing than being called someone’s little légume. Mon-Gros-Chou, as Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, AWESOME PEOPLE, Essay, HUMOR, VIGNETTE
Tagged adventure, Carolus-Duran, Charles Auguste Émile Durand, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, Legion Of Honor Museum, Marie-Anne Carolus-Duran (The Artist's Daughter), portraits
BURIED ALIVE: HOLY GUACAMOLE – HOW I ATE MY WAY FROM UNDER AN AVALANCHE OF AVOCADOS
SURVIVAL: ATTACK OF THE MUTANT MARS BAR *warning: article contains peanut reference
I LOST 50 BAZILLION POUNDS IN 24 HOURS. YOU CAN TOO!
The headlines on display at my local supermarket’s checkout counter #3 are mesmerising. It’s hard to look away even though I could care less about who
married whom last week, who’s been divorced within ten minutes of marrying their soul mate, or who was so totally flummoxed to the point of being hospitalized when their great dane gave birth to a litter of chihuahuas. Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, Essay, HUMOR
Tagged adventure, Benjamin Franklin in London, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, grocery shopping, humorous encounter, humorous headlines, humorous vignette, strange headlines, unsolved mysteries
If there were a planet between Earth and Mars that took 415 days to orbit the sun and we were blessed with living on it together, this New Year’s greeting would be on time.
It would still be the evening of January 1st, 2020. My laptop’s white-gloved-hand icon would be poised over the publish button, primed to press and send this post wishing Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, EVENTS, FAMILY, ROAD TRIP, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes
Tagged adventure, Agra, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, Happy New Year 2020, India, Taj Mahal, Valentine's Day love story, wedding proposal
“‘Tis one week ’til Christmas,” resounds through the house.
“And nothing’s been hung on the tree,” groans my spouse.
Up go his arms in a frenzy, a near panic.
“‘Twas weeks ago I dragged the box down from the attic!
“No Santas, no manger, no cookies, no lights?
What’cha been doin’ all those days and most nights?
“No halls have been decked, no doors wreathed, or bespangled,
There’s mistletoe in heaps, and the garland’s all tangled. Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, HUMOR, POEMS
Tagged 'tis poem, 'twas poem, A Christmas Carol, adventure, Christmas Greetings, Christmas poem, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, rhyming poem, Scrooge
I woke up this morning,
with my back to a tree
wond’ring how on earth my chin hairs
had grown past my dimpled knees.
The last thing I remember,
someone cried out, “trick-or-treat!”
Now it’s suddenly December?
Are those gnomes nudging my feet?
Was I sucked into a whirlwind?
Abducted by imps? Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, AWESOME PEOPLE, EVENTS, FAMILY, HUMOR, POEMS, ROAD TRIP, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes
Tagged adventure, Ann Rose, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, Iowa Caucus, Jessica Garrison, Liberty and Justice Dinner, Mekisha Telfer, Mexico, Pete Buttigieg, poem, SCBWI Conference, Stephen Fraser, U.S. Presidential Candidates for 2020
Oh, y’ve done me well,
me bonnie blue plaid wellies,
always keepin’ me from sinkin’ deep
in bogs squishy, black, an’ smelly.
I’ve enjoyed our strolls across lush fairy glens,
twistin’ up trails o’ sweet smellin’ heather, Continue reading
Posted in ADVENTURES, EVENTS, HUMOR, POEMS, ROAD TRIP
Tagged adventure in Scotland, D. G. Lambo-Weidner, D.G.Lambo, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, Loch Sunart Scotland, ode, ode to my boots, Scottish Highlands, seaweed, selkie, wellies