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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!

July in Pictures...

In July we celebrate the the signing of the Declaration of Independence and our brave forefathers who risked life and liberty to establish a new nation. We also celebrate national hot dog day. We love to celebrate with parades, picnics, cookouts and fireworks. Most of all, we love to spend time with family and friends. Whether it's a vacation or a staycation, we take far too little leisure time, so relax and enjoy family, friends and the pets who make our lives special. I hope you enjoy our July in pictures.

Rita Just Wants to be Thin by Mary W. Walters: A Book Review by Fran Joyce

The July Quiz: It's Time to Hit the Beach