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August 3, 2015

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Miryum Mochkin’s bridal classes for Jewish women teaches some surprising things

Miryum Mochkin, San Francisco native, community leader, wife, mother, and teacher is back to talk about Jewish life as she lives it. You may remember Miryum from her Love Letters Live in which she thanked the matchmaker who found the exactly perfect husband for her or her Love Letters Live about her rather unusual grandmother. […]


July 26, 2015

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Actor Tobias Forrest’s determination and humor that carried him from death to life lived beautifully

A slatcher. That, in a word, is what Tobias Forrest says he is. “Actor slash singer slash writer slash comedian slash whatever will not pay you. If you can’t get an acting job hopefully you can do something else.” Tobias has always done a lot else beautifully and done it fearlessly. He says he never […]


July 23, 2015

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Dancer Choreographer Actress Singer Auti Angel has earned her wings

Being an angel is not for the faint-hearted. It calls for diligence, fearlessness where others fear to tread, physical stamina, and a deep-seated sweetness. Add candor and a sense of humor and you get actress, dancer, choreographer and singer Auti Angel who fits the bill to a T. From her childhood of singing and telling […]


July 14, 2015

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Michael Hansel the man behind the camera

  Michael Hansel is an exceptional and admired photographer, photography being one of his many talents and his present profession. But as talent needs to find expression, Michael has found it in other areas as well. Michael is a serious and well educated classical and jazz musician in. He was a drummer with a band […]


July 8, 2015

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Meredith May SF beekeeper grateful for being raised by the bees

Meredith May, journalist, teacher, SF beekeeper and granddaughter of E. Franklin Peace the bee-keeper of Big Sur, is back to talk some more about bees and just in time, too, since there is good news about the much discussed, troublesome and mysterious hive abandonment, more currently known as colony collapse disorder. Meredith is one of […]


July 5, 2015

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Toby Judith Klayman an artist with an unusual view of being an artist

Toby Klayman is a one-of-a-kind person, artist, mother, daughter, wife teacher and friend. You may remember her first Love Letters Live about refusing what her parents had planned for her and having come to California as a young woman with a secret kept unspoken for 27 years except for the love letter in the court […]


July 1, 2015

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Izzy Pivnick teacher, principal and crusading consumer hero to those who’ve been duped

Izzy Pivnick describes himself as an introvert. This is a little bewildering, really, since every step he ever took seems to be to reach out eagerly to others. He smiles and adds, “an introvert who loves people.” It is this enthusiasm for people that has leads him to success in whatever he chooses to do. Izzy […]


June 28, 2015

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Emilio Palame Peggy Lee’s pianist now a movie actor you probably know

When Emilio Palame was 7 years old, as the other kids were outside playing army, he was playing a piano he found in his neighbor’s garage. Yes, he found the piano, but more to the point, the piano found him and set him on the road he was meant to travel. He says, “I was […]


June 21, 2015

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Kathy Buckley’s comedy and the power of pairing it with compassion and determination to help others

  Kathy Buckley, as you most likely know, is one of the funniest women to hit the comedy stage. Not such a funny start as she came into this world with one life-threatening problem and at the age of 4 suffered another, both of which had the doctors assuring the parents that she was going […]


June 14, 2015

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Lee Gant knows that knitting can help us find ourselves as we lose ourselves in the craft

Lee Gant. That should actually do it. Just her name. And for those of you who know her already ether personally or through her book Love In Every Stitch; Stories of Knitting and Healing you already know what that name carries with it. For those of you who have not yet had the joy of […]