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Central California Life Magazine

Contributors

Jul 03, 2014 08:36AM ● By Cen Cali Life Magazine

July/August '14 issue's Highlighted Contributors

Monica Prinzing

Writer

What I like best about living in Central California is … the cultural diversity; great year-round weather; close proximity to the mountains, major cities and ocean; outdoor recreation; and most of all, feeling at home. 

As a child, I loved to read, write, explore new places, spend time with my family, people-watch, play sports, experience nature – and dream about the future.

My favorite part of summer … is enjoying the warm evenings, attending family picnics, barbecuing, going to the lake, and savoring the abundance of fresh fruit (I’m a “fruitaholic”).

I am most inspired by … the challenge to consistently improve in everything I do while striving to achieve the ultimate goal: to make a difference.

People would probably be surprised to know that … although I don’t eat processed sugar, I’m actually OK with that!

 

Bob Marcotte

Writer and Photographer

What I like best about living in Central California is … its proximity to everything the world thinks of when they think of California.

As a child, I loved … sports, all kinds of sports.

My favorite part of summer … is air conditioning.

I am most inspired by … underdogs who ultimately win.

People would probably be surprised to know that … I never wrote a word before I started blogging about my wife’s cancer in 2011.

 

Judith Menezes

Writer and Photographer

What I like best about living in Central California is … the ethnic diversity. Also, my roots are here.

As a child, I loved … to ride my bike all over Fresno.

My favorite part of summer … is Fourth of July and the summer nights.

I am most inspired by … the unexpected goodness of people and the kindness of strangers.

People would probably be surprised to know that … at one time I wanted to own a restaurant.

 

Dan Minkler

Photographer

What I like best about living in Central California is ... that it offers so much—a variety of good foods; great restaurants; excellent theatre and other forms of entertainment on both small and large scales; small towns with interesting events that most people don’t even know about; the ability to go to the mountains or coast in a relatively short time; and diverse cultures. Caring, heartfelt, real people are what make the Valley what it is.

As a child, I loved ... living in the Ozarks in Missouri. I love that country living.

My favorite part of summer is ... having family and friends over for a barbecue.

I am most inspired by ... God! I love to read the Bible and spend time just meditating on what I read, then sharing what I learn with others.

People would probably be surprised to know that ... even though I love photography, I have been a full-time pastor for 33 years.