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COUPLE'S NET

He Doesn't Want to Talk. She Doesn't Want to Have Sex.

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Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 30547 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Why we just say no (to technology)

When we meet folks from other places and they hear we live in Silicon Valley, they assume we are early adopters and our lives revolve around technology. In fact,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Debbie, on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 29 comments | 10750 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Driving instruction is our parenting challenge

Our daughter turned 13 a few weeks ago. Of course we are thrilled to have another teenager in the house, especially one so sensible that she has not asked for a...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 29 comments | 17535 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:05 am | 29 comments | 20582 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is Offshore Wind a Reliable Renewable?

One of the big knocks against renewable resources is their intermittency. The sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow. One way to see...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:31 am | 29 comments | 19948 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 13403 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 10600 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 21, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 29 comments | 32243 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

An almost impossible election?

IF Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled during the upcoming Sept. 14 special election, voters face a ridiculous situation: choosing one of 46 candidates running to become...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm | 29 comments | 8586 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?

I saw an eye-opening statistic the other day. Coronavirus to date has killed almost 15,000 people worldwide (as of March 22). It may be 2x or 3x that by the time...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 29 comments | 14079 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto Utilities breeds mistrust with lack of transparency around outages

A week ago the electricity went out across a large section of Palo Alto. About...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 4, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:45 am | 29 comments | 10620 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Why we go to church

When people learn that we are actively engaged in a faith community, we get a wide range of reactions. Some folks wonder why we bother to go to church, and how we...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Atheist, on Nov 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 28 comments | 8689 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

No on B, Faithlessness and Fecklessness

Measure B is the 30-year half-cent sales tax increase for VTA. The arguments for it focus on what is needed, what it could fund, and what has been ==B...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by Andrew Boone, on Oct 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 28 comments | 11744 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist

Negative partisanship describes when your voting for a particular party arises from opposition to the other parties. That is, you don't positively support...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 16, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jul 21, 2017 at 11:17 am | 28 comments | 11034 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!

Non-clickbait headline: Highly partisan media, the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect & examples from my history. Fake news has been big news for over...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2018 at 11:35 am | 28 comments | 7538 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Damore's Google Memo NLRB Complaint Rejected: More misrepresentations

James Damore was fired for an internal memo he wrote about Google diversity programs and political biases. The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) effectively...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Feb 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm | 28 comments | 8335 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption

It is hard not to be worried about climate change these days. More...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 5, 2021
Last comment by EPL, on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 28 comments | 15652 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What's Your Excuse?

By now, you may have heard about the Sacramento mom who posted a photo of her toned body with her three kids and the phrase

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm |
28 comments | 25053 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Infrastructure Commission Findings and Recommendations

For the past year my 16 colleagues and I addressed the request of the City Council "to provide a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure needs, priorities,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jan 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 28 comments | 21008 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Infrastructure Commission Findings and Recommendations

For the past year my 16 colleagues and I addressed the request of the City Council "to provide a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure needs, priorities,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jan 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 28 comments | 4487 Views
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