AnnaMaria Stephens is a freelance writer who splits her time between Seattle and Southern California. For more than a decade, she's covered everything from music, art, and design to health, technology, and breaking news. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Riviera, Interiors, Fodor's, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Union-Tribune, Where, Guestbook, go2.com and more. She's also dabbled successfully in copywriting, multimedia, radio, and graphic design.

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Uccellini, by the way, means "little birds" in Italian. The idea is that critters of a feather flock together. (Though most birds tweet more than this writer, who is still not on Twitter.) Thanks for stopping by.