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Poetry and Embarrassment

Poetry and Embarrassment

Poetry and Embarrassment: The Unlikely Partners in Growth and Self-Exploration  Over the past year, I’ve been contemplating the importance of poetry quite a bit, and what better time to share my thoughts than National Poetry Month! Let me start by saying I am in no...

Booktails: “Project Hail Mary”

Booktails: “Project Hail Mary”

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir “Human beings have a remarkable ability to accept the abnormal and make it normal.”  I wasn’t planning on choosing another science fiction novel so quickly after Persephone Station, but after reading Project Hail Mary, I couldn’t wait to...

Picket Fences — April 2022

Picket Fences — April 2022

Picket Fences Previously in Picket Fences… Payton and Xavier have broken into Connie’s house looking for answers. Angela and Connie await the arrival of Martin Cray at the F.A.C.T. fundraiser so that they can close their deal. With the event in full swing and the art...

April Feelings Playlist

April Feelings Playlist

April Feelings Playlist The early 2000s are coming back and emo is in again! Or, if you're a millennial like me, it's just never left... Either way, this April we’re letting loose and celebrating our emotions! I know, I know, "emotions are lame," but sorry to break it...

Benicia Fire Museum Acquired

Benicia Fire Museum Acquired

Benicia Historical Museum acquires Benicia Fire Museum In recent months, Benicia Historical Museum has been working alongside the Benicia Volunteer Firemen, Inc. to acquire the Benicia Fire Museum collection. Museums don’t often acquire one another, and both...

Mardi Gras and the Big Easy

Mardi Gras and the Big Easy

Mardi Gras “Laissez les bon temps rouler.” A Cajun French phrase that is a translation of the English phrase, “Let the good times roll.”  The celebration of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, traditionally marks the last opportunity for Christians to make merry before...

Booktails: “The Awakening”

Booktails: “The Awakening”

The Awakening by Kate Chopin  “The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”  March is kicked off with Mardi Gras and...

March Art Happenings

March Art Happenings

March Art HappeningsNikki Basch Davis and Jerrold Turner: Still Friends After All these YearsNikki Basch's "Reflections," Gallery 621Locals and visitors to Benicia will enjoy a vibrant art scene this month with new exhibitions opening in several venues. Long-time...

March Madness Playlist

March Madness Playlist

March madness is starting! And I'm not talking basketball… Instead we've got Mardi Gras, St Patrick's Day, International Women's Day, Girl Scout cookies are starting to sell, and we're getting closer and closer to that warm sunny springtime weather as each day passes....

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