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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWThe trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license
THAT notice from the DMV arrived in my mailbox almost three months ago, announcing that I must renew my driver’s license by my birthday, Feb. 4th, and make an...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 15 comments | 42656 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWA 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 | 35900 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs PAMF running amok?
I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 46 comments | 33922 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWHe said – she said – who is lying? Justice Brett Kavanaugh or PA resident Christine Ford
Christine Blasey Ford is my new heroine. I am so proud of her that she finally decided to go public about her accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 17, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm | 69 comments | 33604 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWFiring Judge Persky as a tennis coach was a big mistake
Former Judge Aaron Persky is being derided and disgraced. It’s unfair – and regretful. Persky was the Santa Clara County judge who conducted the Brock...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Steve White, on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm | 19 comments | 32601 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWQuestion today: What will be our new normal?
Normal is gone. Our yesterdays will not be our tomorrows. Our current life styles are dramatically changing, and may never return. Thank you COVID-19. But...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by The Oblivion Express, on Jul 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm | 22 comments | 26084 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWI am a covid coward – and also angry at anti-vaxxers
The reason I obtained my covid shot the second day it was locally available was because I am a coward. I don’t want to suffer through the corona virus --a...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Kristy Keenham, on Aug 4, 2021 at 1:24 pm | 65 comments | 24617 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre we losing our common sense?
In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense. Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 60 comments | 23768 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhat ever happened to honesty in our country?
Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 52 comments | 22759 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhat’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!
It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ramsay, on Jul 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 49 comments | 22416 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAbsurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem
I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jesus, on May 6, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 54 comments | 22197 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre parents coddling their kids too much?
Consider the following: Teens, the past couple of years, are complaining more and more that they are stressed out, overworked, and feel bad whenever they are criticized...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by Ladies, Is Your Ex ALWAYS On Your Mind?, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:35 am | 28 comments | 22152 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhen will this end?
Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of...Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 25, 2020 at 11:25 am | 56 comments | 21256 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWI am bored. Are you?
It's been five months now of self-isolation, thanks to the coronavirus. And I am bored. It's not that I am not doing things -- like four or five zoom meetings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:07 am | 31 comments | 20931 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWBe careful what you call me.
Please don’t call me a “lady.” Or collectively address my friends and myself as “ladies.” Oftentimes, I get emails that start off with “Dear Ladies.”...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Female, on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:35 am | 23 comments | 20905 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPublic statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?
The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Sep 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 43 comments | 20484 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhat I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions
Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by ariel fleming, on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:40 am | 72 comments | 20156 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWNo person is above the law, including police officers.
No man is above the law. We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Slap Em Down n Person, on Feb 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 26 comments | 19618 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?
All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 19271 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan we do anything about the coronavirus?
Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 49 comments | 19257 Views
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