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It's that time of year again: Beware the Girl Scout Cookies

There they were again. Right outside of Safeway. Not one group of girl scouts, but two. Each with their own competing tables, laden with cookies. Boxes of cookies....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Girl Scout, on Feb 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 34 comments | 17437 Views

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Cheating in Palo Alto High Schools: Is there a solution?

The Post's article today (Sept 9, 2015) on concern over cheating in the public high schools (wonder how it compares with private schools?) brings to a harsh light...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kattiekhiba, on Sep 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 26 comments | 6847 Views

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Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 24 comments | 34252 Views

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Slowly I'm Turning, Step By Step, Inch By Inch, Into a Vegan

I never thought it could "happen" to me but I think I am slowly becoming a vegan. Up until recently I didn't really understand what that word meant. It seems so...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:07 am | 24 comments | 7853 Views

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Taking the Trick out of the Treat

I guess it's a sure sign of getting older and crotchety, but something really bothers me when I walk into the local supermarket (which shall remain nameless, except...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 21 comments | 6628 Views

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Long Term Care Insurance - Friend or Foe?

I'm 62, near the upper limit age-wise of when someone would/should/could be buying long term care insurance. I'm on the fence. I can't decide. Should I spend approximately...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by spudguy, on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:42 am | 18 comments | 10210 Views

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Oh, My Aching Knees

About 2 years ago I started having knee pain in both knees. I have been a regular player at the Ross Rd YMCA pickup basketball games at lunchtime and Saturday mornings...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Steve Ludington, on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 16 comments | 4012 Views

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Evolution of a Patriotic Man

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last year I was of the mind that he was out of line, being disrespectful of the flag and the anthem and was...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 13 comments | 3174 Views

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Documentary worth viewing before worshiping this Memorial Day at the alter of BBQ'd dead animals

No, this is not one of "those" horrible, scare-mongering videos of how the animals we eat are raised and then murdered for our enjoyment. You can find...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 5004 Views

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Can Coffee Shops Offer a Safer Alternative?

As of today, June 11, 2020 Peet's Coffee on Charleston near Middlefield has switched over from taking your order and payment at a table blocking the front door and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 9714 Views

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It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Find the Perfect Mate...

...Unless you're already married: best to work with what you've got. I recently came upon such a simple method for finding the perfect mate that I couldn't keep...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 8, 2015
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:59 am | 11 comments | 6297 Views

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Top 6 Issues Affecting Seniors to keep an eye on as Donald Trump takes over

1. Services funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, and information assistance could all be targeted. 2. Significant...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm | 10 comments | 11480 Views

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SENIOR FOCUS: How deciding when to move into a retirement community is a little like trying to time the stock market

I had the pleasure of talking to a lovely 92 year old woman today who lives south of Los Angeles. She is extremely active, goes to the gym 5 days a week, plays bridge...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Feb 25, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 6911 Views

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Stores with Senior Shopping Hours or Shop-For-You

Some local food stores are offering senior hours or special arrangements. Call first to confirm. Also call to ask them what kind of "proof" (ie. letter signed by...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Father of 3, on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 7 comments | 4313 Views

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A Modest Proposal for Paying a Living Wage

I know that this is not directly related to Seniors, but this proposal could have a profound impact on everyone’s life so I put it out there for discussion....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on May 28, 2016 at 3:21 am | 7 comments | 4887 Views

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"Nutrition Goes Better with Coke"

An Associated Press article today, 3/17/2015, titled "Some dietitians are sugarcoating Coke", reports that "Coca Cola is working with fitness and nutrition 'experts'...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 22, 2015 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 7547 Views

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Never Played a Musical Instrument Before? Try a Ukulele

Ukulele-mania is sweeping the senior community. The simple, handy, 4-string uke is proving to be a relatively easy instrument for folks who have never played one...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 5764 Views

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Now that Schools are Closing PLEASE Close the YMCA

Very happy to hear yesterday that all Santa Clara district schools will be closing. This is a very prudent step and I'm sure we all support that decision. But yesterday...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by porter, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm | 5 comments | 5794 Views

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How to Encourage Healthy Food Choices & Reduce Health Care Costs

You know how folks who receive food stamps cannot buy certain supermarket items such as cigarettes, alcohol, candy (I think that's on the list) with them? Here's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by forbrukeretaten.no/, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:17 am | 5 comments | 8468 Views

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Worrying: Would it help?

There’s a scene in the Tom Hanks movie “Bridge of Spies” where Hanks is talking with the captured Russian spy who is to be exchanged for a captured...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm | 5 comments | 6337 Views
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