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COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
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TIM TALK

Thankfully the adult in the room takes action

It baffles me to watch looters and vandals tear up businesses in the Bay Area and elsewhere this weekend and see the weak leadership from local mayors. Oakland...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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TIM TALK

Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 2045 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
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TIM TALK

Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 5322 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 5682 Views

TIM TALK

Some City Council candidates decide it's time to announce

The shutdown shuttered local election campaigns that normally would have been cranking up a couple of months ago. That’s particularly the case in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Diskman, on May 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 1996 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento legislators are getting serious about an ugly budget

This most unusual May brings with it the requirement that the Legislature and the governor address the budget that must be approved by June 15. The numbers are dauntingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Julius, on May 14, 2020 at 8:10 am | 6 comments | 1895 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pet Safety Net?

==I Originally posted this on Next Door, and got several good responses. Thought I’d try it here to a wider potential group of volunteers. NB: we live on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by westy, on May 11, 2020 at 4:28 am | 4 comments | 3048 Views

TIM TALK

Farmers' Market reopens Saturday and golfing solo is now OK

Life will never be the same, but there are some steps back toward regular activities this week after the Alameda County Health Dept. modified its earlier order effective...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by TRAFFIC, on May 11, 2020 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2711 Views

TIM TALK

Cart restrictions lifted on public golf courses

The re-opening of golf is a welcome change, but there are striking the differences between how private clubs and public courses are doing it. The municipal courses...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ross , on May 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 2434 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
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TIM TALK

Masks or no masks?

Are you getting frustrated or confused by the health experts yet? A recent order from the Bay Area health departments requires covering your face when you are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by dknute, on May 5, 2020 at 11:53 am | 14 comments | 4947 Views

TIM TALK

Updated shelter-in-place order wisely opens some doors

The latest shelter-in-place order by six Bay Area public health officials lifted the most unreasonable ban—construction. The prior order, expiring this weekend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Indigo, on May 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1912 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
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TIM TALK

Coronavirus strikes home across America and in the valley

The coronavirus just became real for Americans. Previously, it had touched some areas, including the Bay Area and the Seattle area, but the impact wasn’t...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by James, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 2709 Views

TIM TALK

Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 6221 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Doctor Angell (apologies to Shelley Fabares)

I've been impressed with the braintrust assembled by Gov. Newsom to address the Coronavirus health crisis. They are leaders in their professions - and parenthetically,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:24 am | 36 comments | 4232 Views
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