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Tax Day

April 15th, also known as Tax Day, is coming up soon. If you haven't filed your 2014 Federal and State Income Tax forms by Wednesday, you will need to file...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by knife republic, on Sep 22, 2016 at 7:08 am | 4 comments | 2746 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 Ricky, on Sep 22, 2016 at 2:54 am | 7 comments | 4673 Views

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Too good to be true

There's a saying that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn't. It's one of those warnings against falling for a con job, like a pyramid...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by pixelgun, on Sep 22, 2016 at 2:50 am | 5 comments | 4612 Views

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"Sully"

"Sully" is the title of a new Clint Eastwood movie about Capt. Chesley Sullenberger's amazing landing of a disabled passenger plane on the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 9 comments | 1088 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 terrarriumtv, on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:02 am | 9 comments | 2650 Views

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Saving Water

As some of my readers know I have a rainwater collection system for watering my drought tolerant front yard in the summer and for washing laundry year-round. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm | 5 comments | 4629 Views

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We heard you

Tuesday night I attended the DSDSD Board meeting when the Directors would be approving the 2012 Budget and 2011-2012 Strategic Plan. Sue Stephenson, Community Affairs...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by rosalindr, on Sep 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm | 4 comments | 4633 Views

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Video of DSRSD meeting now online

The Dublin San Ramon Services District tried to stream live video of their Board of Directors meetings last summer but failed due to insufficient band width. Sue...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jack kevin, on Sep 7, 2016 at 3:37 am | 3 comments | 4454 Views

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Goodbye University of Phoenix and Gene Wilder

Last week I received what one University of Phoenix Adjunct Online Instructor called the "Email of Death." He was being way too melodramatic,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Sam, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 4138 Views

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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 | 3410 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 | 2666 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 | 3336 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 | 1277 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 | 4798 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 | 4108 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 | 1425 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 | 2779 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 | 3810 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 | 2658 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 | 1987 Views
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