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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Marriage Maintenance

According to research by Dr. John Gottman, who runs the "Love Lab" in Seattle, most couples wait an average of six years from the time they sense issues...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 15294 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 15252 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Princess Diana: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

In Princess Diana’s case, the ‘third’ was another woman. The clinical term for ‘thirds’ is triangulation. Imagine a triangle in which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 15214 Views

TIM TALK

Remember your bags

As you head out for market today, be sure to bring your reusable bag so you won't get dinged for a dime for the bag to tote your groceries home. That's the privilege...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by mooseturd, on May 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 2 comments | 15212 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 15187 Views

TIM TALK

Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by lovivivi03, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 15 comments | 15176 Views

TIM TALK

Remembering the good times of newspapers

News people from what can now be regarded as the golden age of newspapering in the Tri-Valley gathered last Saturday for a reunion. Most had worked for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor John, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 15170 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What is your climate personality?

People react to climate change in different ways. How do people in our area think about it? Do we accept it? Fight it? Fight against the fight against it? Are we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Game Over, on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 35 comments | 15167 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey! Leggo My Beef!

And now a word from our guest blogger, Sam. Thoughts? If you don’t mind, I’d like to have a real conversation here. Because if by ==I “A...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm | 24 comments | 15157 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:08 am | 31 comments | 15118 Views

TIM TALK

A mom's reflection on a horrible Saturday

Last weekend was a particularly difficult one for the Centerpointe Church family in Pleasanton. Saturday afternoon, many of us learned that young Logan Wight...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2012
There are no comments yet. 15115 Views

TIM TALK

Federal bureaucracy stifling science in Livermore

The big science that has flourished for years at Lawrence Livermore National Lab is being strangled by stifling federal bureaucracy. That was the message delivered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2012
There are no comments yet. 15095 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 15094 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument

1. Close your mouth (really, it works! But read on . . . ). 2. Make the "T" for time-out signal with your hands. 3. Give your partner the benefit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by MomOfTeen, on May 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 15091 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Doug Forcett's lesson? It's hard to be good these days

Most of us don’t wake up and think: “I’ll go to work today and overheat the planet!” or “Let’s enjoy some snacks while de-homing...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by MD Mom, on Mar 8, 2020 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 15087 Views

TIM TALK

Narrowing a thoroughfare is a bad idea

City leaders in Dublin are considering a really bad idea. In an attempt to make the city more bicycle friendly, they are considering converting two car lanes to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Sep 6, 2013 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 15076 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Two degrees can do all that?

It’s hard to believe that if the temperature goes up by only two degrees, our world will change so much. When I walk outside, I can barely tell the temperature...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 26 comments | 15047 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Get Real

"Be grateful for every scar life inflicts on you. Where we're unhurt is where we are false. Where we're wounded and healed [my italics is where our real...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Old Enough to Know Better, on Oct 8, 2019 at 3:17 am | 3 comments | 14999 Views

TIM TALK

Friends of Livermore functions like a Super PAC

The national Super PACS (Political Action Groups) have nothing on the Friends of Livermore. The Livermore group has mastered going around the city’s strict...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 8, 2016 at 9:17 am | 6 comments | 14983 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

If you do nothing else, do These Three Things

The bad news: The Earth is sick, and getting sicker. The good news: We know how to make it better, and we can all help! Earth Day is this Monday (April 22), so...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:27 am | 51 comments | 14939 Views
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