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The Grass Roots Rise

I was disappointed that Bernie Sanders caved into the Democrat party to nominate Hillary Clinton for President. Bernie ran to keep big money out of politics, and...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm | 24 comments | 2644 Views

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Where's Roz?

Some of my readers might be wondering where I've been. I haven't posted a new blog in almost three weeks. Well I sold my house and moved to Villa San...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by root, on Aug 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 7 comments | 1942 Views

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Bad Ideas that Sound Good

With Presidential politics heating up, Candidates are making the usual promises for "improvements." I have my doubts about how beneficial some...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 44 comments | 2389 Views

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump's Children

Dear Ivanka, Donald, Jr., Eric, Tiffany, and Barron Trump, You are all successful, honorable adults except Barron, but I'm sure he will grow up to be a fine...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:01 am | 82 comments | 3001 Views

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Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green

The lineup for President 2016 appears to be set. Donald Trump, Republican, Hillary Clinton,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm |
3 comments | 1068 Views

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Buttermilk?

What ever happened to buttermilk? I mean the liquid left over after churning cream into butter. There is something in the supermarkets called "Buttermilk,"...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Pooloop, on Aug 3, 2016 at 6:17 am | 2 comments | 4662 Views

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Maine

Last week I took my annual trip to Maine to visit my mother and brother and his family. My brother Martin is a Law Professor at the University of Southern Maine...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Pooloop, on Aug 3, 2016 at 6:15 am | 1 comment | 3914 Views

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The New Odd Couple

There's a new Odd Couple on TV. No, I don't mean the new sitcom with Mathew Perry as Oscar and Thomas Lennon as Felix. I mean the Political sitcom with...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jul 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 10 comments | 1248 Views

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The Arts and Critical Thinking

I wrote a blog a few months ago about Teaching the Arts. That was my first time teaching a course...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jul 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm | 31 comments | 2630 Views

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Riding my Trike to CVS

A few weeks ago I wrote my blog on riding my trike to Walmart. I was not too impressed with the Walmart,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 3, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jul 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 6 comments | 3656 Views

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Bikes and Cars don't mix

The latest news about the 72 year old woman who was hit by a car while riding her bicycle across a busy intersection in Pleasanton is another scary example of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Marty, on Jul 5, 2016 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 2473 Views

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Thanksgiving (Originally published in November, 2006)

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life. Living in San Ramon, which was almost an accident, is certainly one of them. This place is like a refuge from the real...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Drew Solo, on Jun 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 6 comments | 4445 Views

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Walmart

I'm not a fan of Walmart, or at least not the Super Stores. I've read critical things about the company and the Walton heirs. I'm not fond of big...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 21, 2016 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 1818 Views

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Exchange Club Essay Contest Deadline

This is a reminder to any and all High School students who are interested in American History and would like to win a Scholarship for $500 to $1500, the deadline...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by lisa harris, on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:28 am | 11 comments | 3209 Views

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Cute, Playful Cat Needs New Home

My house has officially been sold and I'm moving Villa San Ramon next week. I can bring two of my four cats with me to the Villa. Another resident has offered...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm | 8 comments | 1833 Views

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Changing my Registration for Bernie

Bernie Sanders and his Wife Jane As some of my readers probably know I'm a registered Republican, or at least I was until 2 pm today. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by KSHKD, on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm | 97 comments | 2522 Views

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Busy Week

This has been a busy week for me, busy and stressful. On April 1st I accepted an offer on my house. Last week inspectors came through it with flashlights and cameras....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr@mytrainingdept.com, on May 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 1253 Views

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Moving

This blog is about me moving, but in two different ways. The first way is moving out of my house and into a Senior Living apartment. So far this is mostly in the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on May 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 10 comments | 1929 Views

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Cruz-Fiorina 2016

I received an email from Ted Cruz that Carly Fiorina has been added to his ticket as his Vice Presidential running mate if he is the Republican nominee for President....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on May 4, 2016 at 9:44 am | 9 comments | 1959 Views

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Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 1749 Views
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The Grass Roots Rise
By Roz Rogoff | 24 comments | 2,644 views

A Costco tempest in a tea pot
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 812 views

Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project A Visual Essay, Phase 2
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 263 views