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Aging Gracefully (Or Not): The joy of humor

I find great pleasure in humor. As my writing continues, I will intersperse anecdotal stories.

My grandsons Isaac, just 9 years old, and Ari, just 6 years old, were here for a sleepover this weekend. We were going scooter riding to a park and Ari was putting on his shoes and socks. I walked into the room and he asked me to look at his feet. I noted that his socks were small for his feet.

“Ari, you are growing bigger and getting taller,” I said.

“Nana, eventually I will be as tall as you are,” he replied.

“That is true, Ari,” I said. Read more >> about Aging Gracefully (Or Not): The joy of humor

Growing Up in Alameda: The Tahoe Apartment fire

I was at home on Marina Drive, on the living room floor playing with my family and watching television. For some reason, though – I don’t remember why – Laura said that we looked at each other as if we heard an unusual sound and, within five minutes, a call came in from Central Fire. Dispatch was recalling me to work. Read more >> about Growing Up in Alameda: The Tahoe Apartment fire

Amblin' Alameda: As the crow flies (or doesn't)

The outstanding feature of many adventures is just how unexpected they are. "Expect the unexpected" is an old saying - pithy but useless. One cannot, by definition, expect the unexpected. But stuff happens and serendipity will lead to more adventures than careful planning ever will.

It started as a normal Sunday morning: a stroll along Shore Line, a shower and a short drive for me and my sweetie to meet a good friend for brunch. We had a lot to talk about, and the setting was comfortable and unpressured, with endless refills of our glasses and weeks to catch up on. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: As the crow flies (or doesn't)

The Agenda: City budget, pub expansion

The City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The City Council and the Successor Agency to the Community Improvement Commission will hold a joint meeting at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: City budget, pub expansion

Bay Farm Blog: A journey along the Bay Trail

Bay Farm Island is encircled by a picturesque, multipurpose path that’s more than six miles long. It’s part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Every day, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and parents pushing baby strollers gambol along its route.

A journey around the entire circuit can evoke a multitude of thoughts and emotions, inspired by what is visible along the way. Read more >> about Bay Farm Blog: A journey along the Bay Trail

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