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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Our First Year in Pictures

It was a great first year. We started out talking about bosses in our first issue. Then we moved on to pets, mysteries, the Pittsburgh movie scene, destinations, banned books, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the holiday season, new beginnings and Valentine's Day. We combined the July/August issue, we created a new logo and  changed formats which enables us to save back issues.

This March starts a new year, but let's take a look back in pictures of what we've accomplished. I considered trying to go in chronological order, but mixing it up seemed more fun. If there's a picture you like, there's a great story to go with it, so check out our back issues after you finish reading this issue. 

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March in This Awful Awesome Life

Celebrating Firsts by Fran Joyce