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ISSN: 1530-5775
December 2012, Vol.14 #12



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Who makes this possible?

Regular contributors to these pages include:

Georgia Jones


Georgia Jones, Editor:
I love the fact that when you or I have something to say it can be said... no stuffy guy behind a desk or underpaid postal worker need be involved in delivering or processing what we say to each other or to the world.


Amy Cipolla Barnes, BabyBug columnist:
My professional writing career began with a very small column for as Ruby Mae and at Coffeehouse For Writers where I taught courses. I traveled Georgia's Highway 41 in a red convertible with big red hair and red fingernails. The pay was small but I got invaluable clips. I then discovered as my creative poetry outlet. I have since written columns on topics ranging from stamp fraud to nostalgic radio, travel technology to date nights with small children. I still teach courses online for students around the world. My first book on hiking with your dog in Metro Atlanta is due out from Cruden Bay Books in 2003.

In December 2001, I had my first child, Joel David. I learned to type one-handed while nursing. He can't read (yet) but he's calling mamamamama. My brief two-handed typing stint is over.


David Donar, cartoonist:
I was born and raised in the Detroit area. I began my political cartooning career in college for the Eastern Echo at Eastern Michigan University. My first professional gig was at the Macomb Daily and then the Grosse Pointe News. My biggest influence was Draper Hill who was the Detroit News cartoonist from the 1970’s thru the 90’s. I am published in the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, by Charles Brooks. My cartoons are collected by the likes of Senator Carl Levin and in the Cartoon Library of Ohio State University. Aside from cartooning I am also an independent animator, and my work has been seen on MTV, PBS, IFC, Tech TV and festivals all over. You can see more by David Donar at


Irma Hudson, Correspondent, Virtual World:
Curiosity has always been an important trait of mine, which I developed into a degree in physics. Then I moved into meteorology. This was followed by a degree in motherhood, probably the most remarkable of my accomplishments. While working as a meteorologist, I moved naturally into the field of computers and am now a database programmer working with Microsoft Access. I am also a poet and writer. It is so much fun to play with words.


Molly Koch:
Molly Koch is a wife, mother and activist. She is the author of 27 Secrets to Raising Amazing Children. You can also find Molly at and


Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E. NGH Certified:
Richard is a prominent figure in the field of hypnosis with his best selling hypnosis and stress management cds at and His aim is to make it possible for anyone to manage emotional binge eating. For more information please visit BingeEatingEbook

Fran Sbrocchi, Correspondent, Australia:
I am Crone now, and the chronology stretches so far. Here, on the western edge of Australia it is easy to forget the great high banks of winter snow in the northern town where I was born, where summers were rich and hot and waving fields of wheat ripened against the rows of spruce and poplar. I teach now and then, spend hours at the computer reading and enjoying others’ work. We travel when we can and hope one day to meet each one of the Ladybugs.

Beatrice Spreadmoore

Beatrice Spreadmoore, Correspondent, Financial:
I am just an average person with average luck and with an interest in achieving the American dream, to be rich. I am not what I appear to be, except through email, but that is the charm of all this. Remember the government supports the rich!

Lane Willey Lane Willey (Ms. Elani):
I grew up in rural Campbell, California. My writing interests started early with plays that were performed by neighborhood groups. As an elementary teacher I wrote stories and vignettes dealing with school related issues. I have written articles on children's rights and environmental and political concerns, and my first novel, The Invitation, relates to women who often dream of 'what if'. My second book, Fireflies in Baldwin has just been released. My husband and I enjoy living in the Sierra foothills and spending time with our twelve grandchildren. I am currently working on my next book.


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