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Author Archives: Tracy Shea

Little Mary Sunshine

Still two more weekends to catch this delightful musical at The West Valley Playhouse in Canoga Park, California. I’m late in posting information here but better late than never, right? If you love old musicals you’ll love this spoof. It’s great fun for the audience but probably greater fun for this performer. This is the … Continue reading »

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Shameless Indiscretions

  While I’d like to believe that you are all sitting around just waiting for the next blog entry on Planet Tracy, a small quiet voice inside reminds me that once a blog is out of sight, it may very well be out of mind. Yet for all the faithful and curious readers that check … Continue reading »

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A Pain in my Asphalt

After two months of the City Works department dumping asphalt dirt on the street in front of my house, I had to do something. Numerous calls to the city had produced no results. My requests to dump the dirt elsewhere were diverted to this and that office and were ultimately ignored. They had found a … Continue reading »

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Our Thanksgiving Turkeys

Every family has its own traditions during the holiday season. Somehow embracing the yearly rituals gives everyone a sense that all is right with the world and a cozy feeling of security comes from repeating traditions year after year.  Although I don’t consider myself very traditional in the classic sense of the word, I do … Continue reading »

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My New Best Friends

I had no idea when I started this blog that I would be making so many new friends and receiving such diverse and interesting responses from people I have never met before. I’d like to take a moment to share some of the comments I have received from my most supportive readers in the blogosphere. … Continue reading »

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  I posted a story today on entitled Balloonacy. From what I can tell it’s a site where other writers can take a look at what you do and comment. I’m not sure what I am in for but it seemed a good place to let my story set a spell until I get … Continue reading »

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The Best Seat in the House

I don’t like admitting that recently I made the choice to watch the 1970 film Love Story. But if I am to go forward with what I want to say, there’s no getting around it and I better just come clean now. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the one where a rich Harvard guy, … Continue reading »

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The Miracle of the Bunny Sweat Stain

    I’m not sure if I’m a person that believes in miracles but sometimes things happen that make me consider the possibility of signs coming from some unknown sources. Now how does one determine if you are actually receiving a sign? It’s not always a clear cut case and a lot of it depends … Continue reading »

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Costume Contest Winner

I couldn’t be more pleased to announce The Sweet Banana Split as the winner of our 11th annual costume contest for our dog, Sofia. Here’s the breakdown of votes: Sweet Banana Split- 82 votes Capricious Clown- 48 votes Clever Pumpkin Disguise- 24 votes Fragrant Skunk- 22 Sofia received lots of emails in support of the … Continue reading »

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The 11th Annual Costume Contest for my dog, Sofia

  Each year we hold a contest for my dog, Sofia, where it’s guaranteed she’ll win every time. It all started eleven years ago when we came across a number of Halloween costumes that we liked and we couldn’t decide which one we liked best. So we turned to our friends and asked for help. … Continue reading »

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