October 2016 Upbeat Times
October 2016 Upbeat Times
Santa Rosa, CA. ~    I’m sure most people by now know publishers are a little different people from the rest. Well, at least, I am. The fact that I like to have a little fun is an understatement. I kind of like to have fun as much as I can...when possible. I tend to joke around with people and at times I get the strangest looks, and most often nice bursts of laughter! I love to entertain! To entertain  is another (one of 4,298,328) goals of mine. Music combined with comedy, as Victor Borge did......
September 2016 Upbeat Times
September 2016 Upbeat Times

Santa Rosa, CA. ~    As time goes on, there are more and more opportunities to become a better person and much more well-rounded. The first important mode of self-improvement for me seems to be to continuously learn how to become a better communicator because along with just being upbeat isn’t enough.

   With this column I have, I am able to use my words in such a way that allows me to share with people I do not know, and that I have not met, a little insight to who I am and what I…

August 2016 Upbeat Times
2016 August Upbeat Times

Santa Rosa, CA. ~     I understand this cliche, but it can be confusing at times. The theme of ‘less is more’ came up in a recent conversation. ‘How is less more?’ I said. It’s a bit confusing. If I have less, I have less, not more. Even metaphorically speaking it is hard to grasp...but just kidding, I do understand its meaning more than I....More here

July 2016 Upbeat Times
July 2016 Upbeat Times

Upbeat July 4th ~ Happy 240th Birthday, America!
By Ellie Schmidt

It’s a new, complicated world, obviously.  When a wave of nostalgia about NYC hits--where I relished the first three decades of my life--I feel a distinct upbeat ripple of amusement, right up my spine, realizing that unless I am “just chillin’” with other “golden oldies,” or, with my curious young family members who “want to know what it was like way back when,” the NYC I recall has not existed for a very long time.  Seeing photos from their recent trips, I can no longer identify the radically different skyline or even recognize the huge variety of neighborhoods that I felt so proprietary about long ago....Read more by clicking picture

June 2016 Upbeat Times
June 2016 Upbeat Times is the Best Ever

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ It’s great to see all sorts of media starting to add a bit more of a positive flair to their outlets. My wife says to me the other day that she heard a local radio station requesting to have the public send their good news to them so they could announce it. They still have to report daily news, good or bad. It is often the type of information we really all don’t need to hear, but it is aired non-the-less. Before the Upbeat Times was first published in 1998, most media‘s main focus was who did.....More Here!

MAY 2016 Upbeat Times
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Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Even though Mother’s Day publicly is shown to be celebrated one day a year, I am calling every day Mother’s Day.

    Every day, mom’s are busy with one thing or another, with kids, family and life in general. They have mothers and their mothers had mothers and their children one day to will be mothers, if they are girls of course. Even for those women who do not even have their own biological children, kids sometimes adopt theses suragate moms as a mom they never had.   There is always a need to be nurtured...no matter what


April 2016 Upbeat Times

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ There is something about the first warm days that arrive in March & April. The smell of the grass, wind and rain. The first rogue tomatoes that pop up in the garden...Even the blossoms on the peach trees, cherry & apple. It is amazing.  I feel fortunate to work out of a home office most of the time. At times, it is hard for me because I get distracted with everyday life happenings. I want to do everything simultaneously. For example, preparing dinner, playing with the animals or when…


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March 2016 Upbeat Times
March 2016 Upbeat Times is Good News!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Broadcasting live from Coos Bay, Oregon on KWRO is another world in itself. A few days earlier I had just finished the February issue of this paper and my good friend, Cam Parry of Coos Bay invites me to co-host his show again. This was my fourth time and it’s a whole lot of fun and feels natural. The whole other world part is all the people I met who came to the studio. Pretty much the entire group of individuals were involved with something that had to do with ....

February 2016 Upbeat Times
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February 2016 Upbeat Times is good News!
Santa Rosa, CA. ~ I don’t know about a lot of you, but 18 years really doesn’t seem that long of a time. I’ve been publishing this paper for 18 Years? I guess I have. I put together the first issue of Upbeat Times ‘Shopper’ back in 1998 and went out and talked to people about my concept. I really started it, because I wanted to work for myself. I had worked very hard for others with my full dedication. I’m sure I .....click on paper and go to page 2 for more!
January 2016 Upbeat
January 2016 Upbeat Times is Here!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Old Father Time again gets the boot by a frisky toddler wearing only a banner—imprinted: 2016!  “Out with the old, in with the new.” --Sometimes an early clean sweep is most desirable.

   Here, Ren and his trusty plumber Doug, of RTB Property Management, came to our rescue on Black Friday at the unheard of hour of 6:30 pm to rescue us from a kitc

December Upbeat Times is Here to read! Click on Paper!
December 2015 Upbeat Times
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Wait a second...I was just celebrating Fourth of July! Oh, yeah...that was 5 months ago! Where did the time go? Christmas is here, and the new year is barely 5 weeks away! What the heck! It’s all good though! 
   I just had my 52nd birthday, and do I feel 52? No way! Not even close...well, my hair is almost white...but it will
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Wait a second...I was just celebrating Fourth of July! Oh, yeah...that was 5 months ago! Where did the time go? Christmas is here, and the new year is barely 5 weeks away! What the heck! It’s all good though! 
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Wait a second...I was just celebrating Fourth of July! Oh, yeah...that was 5 months ago! Where did the time go? Christmas is here, and the new year is barely 5 weeks away! What the heck! It’s all good though! 
   I just had my 52nd birthday, and do I feel 52? No way! Not even close...well, my hair is almost white...but it will
2015 November Upbeat Times is Here! Holiday Guide 1 of 2 Inside!
Good News Fly's Fast!
WHO READS US?
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Who reads us? We’d like to really know! We know there are a lot of you, because most of our newspapers disappear each month rapidly. We spot people with our paper all over the globe too. But, we are asking this question because we  would like to hear from more of you! Tell us what you’d like to see more of and or what ideas you may have! Send your positive stories. Success stories. Stories of inspiration, and we’....click here or the cover to read more! 
2015 October Upbeat Times is Here! Fall Guide Inside!
October 2015 Upbeat Times
Upbeat Times October 2015
Heather Caulfield Wins Cover Contest: Click on Paper to Read!
About Heather... pg 3
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Sonoma County, CA. ~ Heather Caulfield is a soulful vibrant figurative portrait painter who innately captures the essence of ones being. Her style is a union of classically trained old master techniques merged with an urban heart, delivering rich detail and strong emotion. Figures lounge in ultra worlds of color and modern day scenes. The feminine form, rock stars and mystical spiritual universal truths are favorite subjects. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, she started painting with oils in her youth, studying traditional methods. Now residing in Sonoma County, CA, she expolores her creative craft and paints live, and shows her work at various venues. To view her paintings go to Facebook.com/CaulfieldART
2015 September Upbeat Times is Here!
September 2015 Upbeat Times
Evolving with Enthusiasm
by Paul Andrew Doyle... pg 3
Santa Rosa, CA. ~  Have you ever met someone who drove you crazy because they were full of life and enthusiasm? Well, you’re not alone. I’m not talking about myself, just for the record. But, the truth is, we are out there among all of you. An individual might say it is unrealistic to be optimistic and enthusiastic all the time. They might be partially correct also. Like the golfer who aspires to shoot the perfect game of mostly birdies, some pars and ...Click paper to read full paper
2015 August Upbeat Times is Ready to Read!
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UNDER THE STARS   by Shekeyna Black
Glen Ellen, CA. ~ The hills of Sonoma are alive with the sound of music, thanks to Transcendence Theatre Company! The innovative musical theater endeavor was instrumental in saving Jack London State Historic Park from closure a few years ago, due to budget cuts by the State of California. During that same time, a group of performers took to the road...read on!
JULY 2015 is Ready to Read!
2015 July Upbeat Times is here!
Santa Rosa, CA. ~ It’s that time of year again to take some time off and enjoy the great outdoors for some much needed R & R. I looked back over some older photos and was trying to think, ‘What reminds me of Summer?’
   Cherries do! I remember picking cherries for hours in 100 degree weather out in Sebastopol, Califonia. My end goal was to sell them. I wanted to be like my parents and run my own business. I had told my mom about what I wanted to do and she told me to get the card table and then to make a sign that
Santa Rosa, CA. ~ It’s that
time of year again to take some
time off and enjoy the great
outdoors for some much needed
R & R. I looked back over
some older photos and was trying
to think, ‘What reminds me
of Summer?’
Cherries do! I
remember picking
cherries for
hours in 100 degree
weather out
in Sebastopol,
Califonia. My
end goal was to
sell them. I wanted
to be like my
parents and run
my own business.
I had told my
mom about what
I wanted to do
and she told me to
get the card table
Santa Rosa, CA. ~ It’s that
time of year again to take some
time off and enjoy the great
outdoors for some much needed
R & R. I looked back over
some older photos and was trying
to think, ‘What reminds me
of Summer?’
Cherries do! I
remember picking
cherries for
hours in 100 degree
weather out
in Sebastopol,
Califonia. My
end goal was to
sell them. I wanted
to be like my
parents and run
my own business.
I had told my
mom about what
I wanted to do
and she told me to
get the card table

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ It’s that time of year again to take some time off and enjoy the great outdoors for some much needed R & R. I looked back over some older photos and was trying to think, ‘What reminds me of Summer?’

   Cherries do! I remember picking cherries for hours in 100 degree weather out in Sebastopol, Califonia. My end goal was to sell them. I wanted to be like my parents and run my own business. I had told my mom about what I wanted to do and she told me to get the card table and then to make a sign that…..Read the Full story Here. Paper available July 1st!

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2015 June Upbeat Times
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Good News! May 2015 is Ready to Read!
May 2015 Upbeat Times is the Best Yet!
The Upbeat Times is glad to bring you yet another fun paper with new guest writer Anne Cowden and many more. Since we are in the process of becoming Upbeat Times, Inc. Our site will be basic so we can properly implement the new look and logo..Much like it is now! Please call me, Paul Doyle, Publisher with any questions at: 707-494-1767