Sort of how I imagine a Village of Cream Puffs.
Photo by Stephanie Johnson
UPDATE: The Cream Puffs are Somewhat Misleading!
It seems my mistake was misreading the credit for the song and giving attribution to the label and not the artist. My bad, though I do think Sound Cloud needs a better layout.
Well this does give us the opportunity to give credit where it's due. The true artist behind the YMISB song is a woman from Berkeley who publishes and performs under the stage name "Cactus Dawn." The YMISB song is sort of a rough cut but you can find her more polished work on her YouTube channel.
So it's been a year since my last post. As you know I've been chasing a PhD which required that I move back to DC. In that time my "So Berkeley Mom" of a wife and I had another kid who may well grow up to be a Berkeley mom herself.
Also in the last few weeks we almost fell victim to the new Facebook rules for groups. I wasn't super bummed. No one had posted in a while and I figured maybe this thing had run it's course. After all, I hadn't had time to promote it and keep it going. I sent a "farewell and thanks" note to members on Facebook and they got enough traffic to the page to save it. It was a heartwarming display from the YMISB community. In that process we added about 300 members. But it's funny, we can't seem to get past 2,500 and stay there. Every time we get over 2,500 we lose a few. I don't know if that's a Facebook limit or just the vagaries of people's online habits but it's interesting to me.
The last few weeks have seen a bit of a rebirth on the Facebook page and I've been putting some of the gems out on the twitter feed (@yourmomissoberk). One of the best things we've had in a while is that an act called
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