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It's Easier to Love Someone When You Make Them Happy

I saw this quote in a book I'm reading, and it struck a chord in me. It made me think of all of you. It is easier to love someone when you can see, hear, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Marchment, on Dec 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments | 34361 Views


Death with Dignity

Death with dignity is also known as assisted suicide. I can hardly believe that I am having this conversation with my MIL, the mom of my heart (or mom-in-love, as...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 33222 Views


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 JCH, on Feb 2, 2023 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 7966 Views


Marriage Interview 4: Flagging Interest in Sex

Thomas met his wife, MaryAnn, at a dinner party. They started dating a month later, and were married within the year. They've now been married over 50 years . In...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 7, 2015 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 30982 Views


Signs and Symptoms of Parallel Living

As I wrote recently in my best tip for marriage – which is to take care of it, I’ve been thinking of the signs and symptoms of parallel living that I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by JamesJohan, on Oct 8, 2016 at 1:07 am | 6 comments | 43019 Views


My Son Turned 20

I'm so proud of him. He's thoughtful and kind, and has a great group of longtime friends that he listens to and supports. He treats his girlfriend and her family...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by flamingo123, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 43826 Views


My Daughter Died 18 Years Ago

My daughter had Trisomy 13, a fatal chromosome disorder. Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21. The lower the number, the more serious it is. Her death, among a series...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 5, 2016 at 2:12 am | 6 comments | 39289 Views


Starting National “No Device Night”

Let’s be the first in the nation to select a night each week where we don’t use devices. We spend time as a family, and after the kids go to bed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 25797 Views


Grief and the Holidays

Editor's Note: I originally posted this in 2013. Due to the 73,000 people who have read it, I think it's worth sharing again, especially after over 5.34 million...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 15508 Views


Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 10874 Views


Affordable housing is good for Pleasanton

Now that the Pleasanton City Council has rezoned land for affordable housing in response to a successful law suit by Urban Habitat and then-state Attorney General...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 6 comments | 13519 Views


Boy Scouts expected to reverse their stand

Perhaps it should not have been a surprise, but it was to me when the Boy Scouts of America announced the organization was prepared to reverse its position on homosexuals...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Feb 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 14303 Views


StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Finally $1 Milion sneaky tax recinded, on May 6, 2016 at 10:44 am | 6 comments | 14040 Views


ValleyCare seeking a partner

The key news in ValleyCare's April 15 letter to corporate members was the ongoing discussions about an affiliation or partnership. Chairman John Sensiba wrote,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ordinary Joe, on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:45 am | 6 comments | 13652 Views


Drought challenges Pleasanton officials

The Pleasanton City Council and city operations director Daniel Smith have made their share of headlines as they establish policies to battle the drought that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Renee Olsen, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 14108 Views


Cheryl Cook-Kallio served Pleasanton well

The City Council welcomed former Arne Olson to its ranks last week and said farewell to Cheryl Cook-Kallio. Arne has big shoes to fill as he steps into the seat...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2014 at 9:43 am | 6 comments | 13967 Views


Post election musings

One of the surprises coming out of Tuesday's election was in the hard-fought 16th Assembly District where Republican Catharine Baker topped Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 16635 Views


Reversing course on Tuesday

Tuesday was a time of reconsideration. In the morning, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors formally rescinded the 33 percent pay raise they had given...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:23 am | 6 comments | 13122 Views


A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by MichaelClogs, on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 6 comments | 14796 Views


Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by EssayTopicsAboutEducation, on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:28 am | 6 comments | 11846 Views
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