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COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
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TIM TALK

Let's get elementary students back in school

Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a state decree on local school districts last Friday when he declared that any county on the state’s watch list could not re-open...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 24, 2020 at 6:19 am | 67 comments | 4119 Views

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Driving your car is the official recommendation--so much for transit

The KTVU Morning News showed a telling picture early Friday morning. There was a 15-minute backup at the Bay Bridge—on a July Friday within a week of July 4th....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Kevin Please, on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm | 17 comments | 3236 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I Hear Your Words

Some years ago I went to Costa Mesa, CA to The Compassionate Friends International Conference to give a talk: Thriving as a Couple After your Child Dies. While passing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Julius, on Jul 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm | 1 comment | 7152 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley city leaders stood up for business and residents

When Alameda County blindsided business owners and residents alike at 9:12 last Friday night, it was great to see Tri-Valley officials do the right thing. County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:53 am | 6 comments | 3405 Views

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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&rdquo...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 31 comments | 19432 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I Hear Your Words

Some years ago I went to Costa Mesa, CA to The Compassionate Friends International Conference to give a talk: Thriving as a Couple After your Child Dies. While passing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 17, 2020
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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, on Jul 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 5960 Views

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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 | 5592 Views

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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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by JD, on Jul 5, 2020 at 8:03 am | 2 comments | 3448 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 | 2148 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 | 8062 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 | 3621 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 | 4142 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 | 2036 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 | 4706 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. 7896 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 | 3513 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 | 7262 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 | 8676 Views
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2021 guide to summer camps

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