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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hurtling into the 21st century. Or not.

I live from the past most of the time. I expect many of you do as well. What I mean by that is that our experience and expectations are largely colored by the past...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 15752 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"It's Not About the Nail"

I've talked here a lot about women not wanting men to fix them, their situation, or to give advice. Many men I've talked to who have a happy marriage said it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by mitch, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 36680 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

There's a reason kids are so cute

Kids are cute for a reason. They say completely absurd things, like to destroy whatever they can get their hands on, and have a deep attachment to the word 'no.'...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:54 am | 5 comments | 12317 Views

ART SPACE

Painterly Plagiarism

Eight sections of this van are painted in the style of eight artists. Can you identify them? Hints (left to right): color theorist, color fields,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Barry, on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm | 5 comments | 3528 Views

ART SPACE

Art Inside-Out, Body of Work (Literally)

Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin FAMSF de Young Museum. Through October 6, 2019 See Ed Hardy break through the establishment rubble to see the light of day at the...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 10, 2019 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 5285 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Geocaching for Methane

Where is the closest oil well to your home? Or your kid’s school? Is it leaking? Does anyone know? California is like a pin cushion for oil wells, and abandoned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments | 17231 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage, Grievin​g and Advice

Hello, I read a beautiful piece you wrote sharing your experience with pregnancy loss. I too have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 34236 Views

COUPLE'S NET

What to do Without Devices?

Dear Chandrama, If we're off devices (including TV) in order to spend quality time together, what do we do? Might Get Bored Dear Might Get Bored, I'm glad...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on May 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 31389 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Speak 101

This past weekend some of my neighbors were participating in an informal panel discussion about electrification. Partway through one woman raised her hand and asked...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SallyVP, on Oct 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 15640 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of the best jobs around

I would love for my daughter to become an electrician or HVAC technician. There is a ton of work to be done, it is fulfilling work (especially if you care about...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by biged, on Dec 7, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 5 comments | 7441 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How we eat away at our open space, even in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has a long and distinguished history of identifying, protecting, and maintaining open space. The generosity and dedication of nature-loving residents...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 26, 2023 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 7018 Views

COUPLE'S NET

She Doesn't Want Sex; He Doesn't Want to Talk, Part II

I purposely left silence last week because that is what can happen when not talking and not having sex go on for a while. That silence gets filled with logistics,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sir Chasm, on Jun 9, 2015 at 10:37 am | 5 comments | 29051 Views

COUPLE'S NET

And Now for Something Completely Different

For those of you who have been following Couple's Net for a while, you know I love doing grief counseling. I was the caregiver for my husband who had (and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am | 5 comments | 29854 Views

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Three Years Since Mom Died

It’s been three years since mom died. I still miss her very much. I also feel her love for me and mine for her in my heart so strongly that it transcends her...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by David Verns, on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 5 comments | 22485 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 24931 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Increase in Parental Romance = Happier Kids, Too

As parents, many of you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what's best for your kids. In many families, kids are prioritized above one's partner. I believe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 am | 5 comments | 19088 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET)

According to the Mayo Clinic: “Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Cynthia DeLand, on Aug 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 21385 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 13414 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 12216 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who won't give up on each other.”

Thanks, Kate Stewart, for that quote. No one is perfect. Shooting for perfection takes too much time and energy away from your life. Do things very well; care...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 13, 2021 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 26916 Views
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How we eat away at our open space, even in Palo Alto
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 7,018 views

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought . . .
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Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California
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Now we're cooking with gas
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Becoming a Dental Specialist
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