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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 Akexa Kim, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 866 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 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 8 comments | 1217 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 | 1137 Views

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Representing me or my money?

When the founding fathers wrote the original Constitution they included instructions on how to apportion representatives from each state. "The House of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by sanramonobserver@embarcaderopublishing.com, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm | 5 comments | 573 Views

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Farewell Patty Duke

Yesterday I read that Patty Duke died at the age of 69. I was shocked. I grew up with Patty Duke. Not literally, but she was famous even back when I was in Junior...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 1406 Views

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Like a familiar bad dream

Did you ever have a dream where you were trying to do something and no matter what you tried you couldn't do it? Maybe you were trying to go somewhere but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2016
Last comment by Strike Force Heroes 3, on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 11 comments | 827 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...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by boyaqq, on Mar 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm | 132 comments | 1879 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 evelynguerrero, on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:06 am | 2 comments | 3593 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 Dwight, on Mar 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 3714 Views

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Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr@mytrainingdept.com, on Mar 22, 2016 at 9:51 am | 87 comments | 1719 Views

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Pass the salt, please

I was shopping at Nob Hill last Saturday, wearing my "Read the San Ramon Observer in the San Ramon Express" t-shirt, when a man, who did not want his...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 24, 2014
Last comment by New Resident, on Mar 21, 2016 at 9:12 am | 19 comments | 4525 Views

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama

I attended Vicki Lawrence's show at the San Ramon Performing Arts Center last night. Just...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr@mytrainingdept.com, on Mar 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 529 Views

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Hanging up my hat - no not yet

I was thinking about hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I finished teaching a workshop on Learning Teams last week and accepted two New Student...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Beverly Lane, on Mar 13, 2016 at 11:01 am | 9 comments | 1039 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 <a href="http://www.makemyassignments.com">Assignment help</a> , on Mar 6, 2016 at 4:27 am | 22 comments | 2511 Views

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Transitions

I moved to San Ramon six months before my 55th birthday to take a job as a Tech Writer for a software company in Bishop Ranch. I never heard of San Ramon before...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 29, 2016
Last comment by beach bum, on Mar 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 7 comments | 1326 Views

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My scary drive home

I took one of my cats to the Bishop Ranch Veterinarian Center on Wednesday afternoon because she seemed to be in discomfort and wasn't pooping even after...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 28, 2016 at 7:47 am | 41 comments | 3014 Views

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Eating Plan

Many, many years ago, when I weighed in the high 200's, I tried to curb my compulsive eating by following a modest eating plan. I made it up myself for myself....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Food Addicts, on Feb 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 14 comments | 1542 Views

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Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control

The political debates are underway, and so far I haven't heard much said about the Second Amendment. Some Republicans have attacked President Obama for his...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 7, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Feb 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm | 29 comments | 2350 Views

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My secret identity is revealed!

I received the following email via LinkedIn on October 5th. "Hi Rosalind, I sent you a LinkedIn request because I'm looking for the composer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Sal, on Feb 17, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 3989 Views

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Win a $2000 Scholarship for College

Last year I was invited to serve on the Selection Committee for a new $2000 College Scholarship established by the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) to...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Violet, on Feb 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 11 comments | 4068 Views
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