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Between you and me: Mom, you are enough

Dear Mom:

You are enough. I know you don’t feel like it. I know that sometimes, parenting can be brutal and all you can count is the ways in which you feel you’ve failed. You lost your temper with your child. You fed them fast food because the thought of cooking seemed about as appealing as shoving hot pokers under your skin. You came home late from a meeting and your little ones were in bed already so you missed the goodnight kisses and bedtime story. Read more >> about Between you and me: Mom, you are enough

The Maritime Report: It's boating season!

A 2012 "Sweet 16" race on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Photo by Michele Ellson.

Although boating and sailing go on around the Bay Area year-round, things really begin to pick up in the spring. The Central Valley gets warmer each afternoon, causing its hot air to rise and pulling new air in from the Pacific Ocean to take its place. For us, that new air is WIND, and that predictable daily breeze is what makes this place one of the (if not THE) finest sailing venues in the world. Read more >> about The Maritime Report: It's boating season!

Running in the 'Meda: To P.E. or not to P.E.?

Last week at the school board meeting, the high school physical education (P.E.) requirement was discussed. Much of the discussion about broadening students' ability to gain an exemption from taking a second year of P.E. (now available only to athletes engaged in school sports) covered details of the state and Alameda Unified School District requirements. Should we be requiring our young people to exercise and to learn about fitness - "mandating health" as one of the board members called it? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: To P.E. or not to P.E.?

Diamond Certified: The Alameda Little League blog

Alameda is such an alluring city. From the moment you enter this enticing Island oasis, you know you are in a special place. I liken it to the “perfect town” in every American movie ever produced in Hollywood: Not quite Mayberry, but not a big city either. And what American experience would be complete without the slice of Americana that we call baseball? Read more >> about Diamond Certified: The Alameda Little League blog

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