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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 munna1991vikram@gmail.com, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 5736 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Stay Together or End the Relationship? Independence or Interdependence?

Remember, it's your decision. Not your therapist's, your friends', or your family. There are so many factors to consider. Maybe the bottom line is . . . Stay...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1926 Views

TIM TALK

Re-thinking my view on white privilege and structural racism

I have a confession. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize just how big my blindspot was when it comes to the lives of Black people, particularly Black...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 5, 2020 at 9:23 am | 11 comments | 1821 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon project receives green seal of approval

It’s notable that the San Francisco-based Greenbelt Alliance has found a project in the Tri-Valley that it favors. It’s been battling against what it views...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by JD, on Jul 5, 2020 at 8:03 am | 3 comments | 925 Views

ART SPACE

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky

By Bill Carmel, MFA This blog entry memorializes the recent painting of a mural for the Lamorinda Arts Council project “Artify Orinda.”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Fred Turner, on Jul 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 4 comments | 551 Views

ART SPACE

Visual Games During Shelter-in-Place

By Bill Carmel, MFA During this time of shelter-in-place, keeping busy in healthy and creative ways challenges even the cheeriest of personalities. Artists...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1143 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Pride Month / "Trans New York"

In the midst of COVID-19 being politicized instead of being an international health issue, and the importance of BLM, June is Pride Month. I received a copy of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by mv-voice.com, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 2713 Views

TIM TALK

Time to bury the high-speed rail project

Taxpayers may find a silver lining in the upcoming state budget. The Assembly, in a rare bipartisan vote, approved a resolution this month 63-0 calling on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 1455 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Upon Further Review … a better pet solution

… wherein the blogger re-learns lessons about moving targets, demons in details and appreciation for capable people in existing infrastructure. In...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by master papers, on Jun 26, 2020 at 1:25 am | 4 comments | 2417 Views

ART SPACE

Deconstruction of a Visual Pun Based on a Veritable Bungler

By John A. Barry In our last installment, Bill wrote about engendering shelter-in-place creativity via “visual thought experiments concerning metaphors...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | 5 comments | 1254 Views

TIM TALK

Gazing into a foggy crystal ball to plan for 2040

Developing a vision for the Tri-Valley in 2040 is a challenging task by definition. Throw in the huge number of unknowns because of COVID-19 and it becomes a real...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Charlie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 1936 Views

TIM TALK

Time to rethink high school top to bottom

Editor's note: Upon reflection and taking into account other comments, I have changed this headline. School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lillian Turner, on Jun 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm | 10 comments | 2500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Guilt

Guilt is a feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done wrong or badly, or when you have hurt someone. In contrast, shame is "I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2888 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned while serving orphans in Uganda

Back in 2000, Mike McCoy of Danville thought he had his retirement planned. The Danville businessman owned a lot in a golf course community about an hour from Squaw...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1421 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County and state to deny mayors' request for earlier re-opening

The logical request of the Livermore Valley’s three mayors and Supervisor Scott Haggerty to move ahead with re-opening the economy here earlier than the rest...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by highdiver, on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 4793 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples & Premarital : How to Sleep Alone (while in a relationship) -- or not!

While it is both impractical and unethical to have a side business selling double beds, it is also very tempting. I see a smaller bed as a tool for you to improve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 3851 Views

TIM TALK

Mirador View offers spotlight on Tri-Valley's innovative economy

If you want an excellent snapshot of the $42 billion Tri-Valley economy, download a copy of 2020 Mirador View that reviews 2019. It's put together by Mirador...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ptown Mom, on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1353 Views

TIM TALK

What shape will the recovery take?

It’s an open question about how quickly the economy recovers from the three-month shutdown and there’s little agreement among economists and pundits. Last...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 3 comments | 1396 Views

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
Last comment by Jason, on Jun 10, 2020 at 4:47 am | 43 comments | 2883 Views

TIM TALK

An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery

There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map. Last week, Christopher Thornberg...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:09 am | 4 comments | 1484 Views
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Stay Together or End the Relationship? Independence or Interdependence?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,926 views

Re-thinking my view on white privilege and structural racism
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 1,821 views

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky
By John A. Barry and Bill Carmel | 4 comments | 551 views