3rd Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

1982–1984. We said good-bye to M*A*S*H and hello to Cheers. Gandhi took Oscar’s Best Picture and, with the rise of personal computers, Debbies Book went high tech. For the first time, the book was laid out on a computer and sent to a printer. Little did we all realize how computers and the Internet would […]

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2nd Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

1980. Ronald Reagan was elected president; John Lennon was shot; CNN & MTV were born; everyone loved “Magnum PI”; and the 2nd edition of Debbies Book was published. Still hand–typed on an electric typewriter, the book didn’t have many changes to its format or frequency in the early years. Every July of every other year […]

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1st Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

1978: Richard Pryor was playing at the Pantages Theatre. Cheech & Chong’s “Up In Smoke” was down the street at the movie theatre. California voters approved Proposition 13. President Carter raised the mandatory retirement age to 70, Pope John Paul became the first non–Italian pope in 465 years, and the first public edition of Debbies […]

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Driving Directions on App Update

Well, as I’ve said it a million times: THE DEBBIESBOOK APP IS HERE (on Android and iPhone of course)! Many users asked for voice navigated turn by turn directions (as opposed to the list of directions previously). Well now that is available so if you haven’t updated your app in the last few months go […]

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Android App is Here!

Ever since the release of the iPhone app there has been a growing chant for an Android version. After a lot of hard work it’s here! Of course, before you ask, yes it’s free. Making a user account is easier than ever (brought it down to the very basic questions) and then you are good […]

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PCPA Hosts USITT Mini-Conference

I want to send out a special thank you to Brian Reed, Tim Hogan, Jeff Allen, Mike Dempsey, Libby Appel, and the students of Allan Hancock College for this year’s California USITT mini-conference. The afternoon started off with an inspiring speech by Libby Appel who made the convincing argument not just of the need for […]

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Delayed Blog’n

My daily blogs have been a little sparce at the start of this year. My little brother passed away a couple of days before Christmas and with no other relatives, the responsibility to clear things up has fallen to me (as well as inheriting 3 BIG German Shepherds). Our new 26th Print/Printable Edition of Debbies […]

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Happy New Year!

Hazaa! Fireworks are shooting off, sparkling wine bottles are popping, and a new year has begun. Now let’s see how long my resolution to avoid brownies will last. A lot of changes are planned for this year. This includes the new 26th Edition of Debbies Book, free editions of our digital books, and the release […]

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Halloween 2013!

It’s Halloween, in case you hadn’t realized. One of the few times a year we have a legitimate excuse to eat candy (to make sure those poor kids don’t eat too much of course). Be safe and be creative, and if you can manage it, try to scare the snot out of someone. Now here’s […]

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