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Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by martin002211, on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 4548 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 WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:53 am | 15 comments | 3054 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 WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:34 am | 11 comments | 3185 Views

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President Trump

We are only a few weeks away from the title of this blog entry. Trump is already announcing appointments to his Cabinet. So far Donald has surprised critics and...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 43 comments | 3655 Views

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The Seventh Age (updated 12/8/2016)

I just got back from Maine where I visited my 100 year old mother at Piper Shores in Scarborough. Piper Shores is a non-profit, retirement...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 9 comments | 2083 Views

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Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Dec 3, 2016 at 1:02 am | 20 comments | 2132 Views

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Cleaning my PC or cleaning my wallet?

**** NOTE: SEE MY UPDATE TO THIS IN MY REPLY TO ED BELOW **** Monday was a day where everything that could go wrong did, combined with there's a sucker born...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Prabhat Vishwakarma, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 17 comments | 6343 Views

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If it ain't broke?

There's an old saying which I'm sure you all know, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well I have not been following San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 30, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 2397 Views

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San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments | 3700 Views

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@Never Trump but not Hillary either

Yes, I am truly a @NeverTrump voter. I plan to vote for Gary Johnson no matter what stupid thing he says or does next because his stupid things are not nearly as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 36 comments | 3412 Views

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Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 2461 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 free itunes gift card code, on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:36 am | 4 comments | 5622 Views

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Vaudeville is Alive and Well

Does anyone remember those old Judy Garland movies where she and Mickey Rooney were two talented kids putting on a show? Usually those shows were filled with old...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 1663 Views

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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 Fred321, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:53 am | 5 comments | 5134 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 RowanWebb, on Oct 3, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 6 comments | 6412 Views

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Who Won the Debate?

I watched the Clinton/Trump debate twice tonight -- first when it was broadcast live on MSNBC and again when it was replayed on CNN. After the debate the pundits...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 33 comments | 5374 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 | 6474 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 | 6165 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 | 2552 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 | 5470 Views
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School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 945 views