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TIM TALK

A conservative Black scholar's view on Race in America

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, 23 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1355 Views

TIM TALK

Some good news amid JCPenney bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly has accelerated trends that already were developing in the retail business. Amazon’s business has soared as homebound people...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 2381 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

When you are triggered or flooded — i.e., upset or overwhelmed — do you fight, take flight, or freeze? These are the biologically wired-in options for humans....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 10, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

When you are triggered or flooded — i.e., upset or overwhelmed — do you fight, take flight, or freeze? These are the biologically wired-in options for humans....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 356 Views

ART SPACE

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky

By Bill Carmel, MFA This blog entry memorializes the recent painting of a mural for the Lamorinda Arts Council project “Artify Orinda.”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Kasia, on Jul 8, 2020 at 2:11 pm | 7 comments | 873 Views

TIM TALK

Re-thinking my view on white privilege and structural racism

I have a confession. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize just how big my blindspot was when it comes to the lives of Black people, particularly Black...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Karl, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 12 comments | 2336 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon project receives green seal of approval

It’s notable that the San Francisco-based Greenbelt Alliance has found a project in the Tri-Valley that it favors. It’s been battling against what it views...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by JD, on Jul 5, 2020 at 8:03 am | 3 comments | 1303 Views

ART SPACE

Visual Games During Shelter-in-Place

By Bill Carmel, MFA During this time of shelter-in-place, keeping busy in healthy and creative ways challenges even the cheeriest of personalities. Artists...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1476 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Pride Month / "Trans New York"

In the midst of COVID-19 being politicized instead of being an international health issue, and the importance of BLM, June is Pride Month. I received a copy of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by mv-voice.com, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 3066 Views

TIM TALK

Time to bury the high-speed rail project

Taxpayers may find a silver lining in the upcoming state budget. The Assembly, in a rare bipartisan vote, approved a resolution this month 63-0 calling on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 1527 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Upon Further Review … a better pet solution

… wherein the blogger re-learns lessons about moving targets, demons in details and appreciation for capable people in existing infrastructure. In...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by master papers, on Jun 26, 2020 at 1:25 am | 4 comments | 2449 Views

ART SPACE

Deconstruction of a Visual Pun Based on a Veritable Bungler

By John A. Barry In our last installment, Bill wrote about engendering shelter-in-place creativity via “visual thought experiments concerning metaphors...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | 5 comments | 1262 Views

TIM TALK

Gazing into a foggy crystal ball to plan for 2040

Developing a vision for the Tri-Valley in 2040 is a challenging task by definition. Throw in the huge number of unknowns because of COVID-19 and it becomes a real...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Charlie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 2189 Views

TIM TALK

Time to rethink high school top to bottom

Editor's note: Upon reflection and taking into account other comments, I have changed this headline. School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lillian Turner, on Jun 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm | 10 comments | 2657 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Guilt

Guilt is a feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done wrong or badly, or when you have hurt someone. In contrast, shame is "I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3111 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned while serving orphans in Uganda

Back in 2000, Mike McCoy of Danville thought he had his retirement planned. The Danville businessman owned a lot in a golf course community about an hour from Squaw...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1470 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County and state to deny mayors' request for earlier re-opening

The logical request of the Livermore Valley’s three mayors and Supervisor Scott Haggerty to move ahead with re-opening the economy here earlier than the rest...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by highdiver, on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 4880 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples & Premarital : How to Sleep Alone (while in a relationship) -- or not!

While it is both impractical and unethical to have a side business selling double beds, it is also very tempting. I see a smaller bed as a tool for you to improve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 4049 Views

TIM TALK

Mirador View offers spotlight on Tri-Valley's innovative economy

If you want an excellent snapshot of the $42 billion Tri-Valley economy, download a copy of 2020 Mirador View that reviews 2019. It's put together by Mirador...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ptown Mom, on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1602 Views

TIM TALK

What shape will the recovery take?

It’s an open question about how quickly the economy recovers from the three-month shutdown and there’s little agreement among economists and pundits. Last...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 3 comments | 1612 Views
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Stay Together or End the Relationship? Independence or Interdependence?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 3,076 views

Some good news amid JCPenney bankruptcy
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 2,381 views