To Age! To Age! Why does one care?
As the wrinkles grow longer and gray graces your hair.
Life should be simple because when push comes to shove,
The only one counting is the good Lord above!
Irish Proverb
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
Lewis Carroll

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you prepared? Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. It’s time to get prepared for

  • Earthquake
  • Hurricane
  • Flood
  • Tornado
  • Mudslide
  • Fire
  • Pandemic
  • Terrorism
  • …and more

Visit Ready.Gov for information on collecting supplies, preparing your community and spreading the word. Now is the time to take action.

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The golden age is before us, not behind us.
William Shakespeare
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

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