The Mouse King sneaks up on Clara during an Alameda Civic Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Alameda Civic Ballet. Read more >> about Community Corner: Ballet gets grant, streets to be sealed and more
We had friends visit us last week. They came on Wednesday and left Saturday afternoon. In between we indulged in our favorite pastimes of talking, eating, riding around to restaurants and coming home to hang out and talk and visit some more. This couple visits us often - three or four times a year - so they are aware of big changes when they occur. This visit, some of the changes are so palpable that they excited comment. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: New day dawning
The rule of thumb for running training is that whatever you run today will benefit you two to three weeks from now. So the last couple of weeks before a race should really be focused on "resting" and sharpening. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Preparing for race day
My work as a dating and relationship coach presents a lot of fun and unique situations that my clients present to me. Online dating is a unique way of meeting people but it does not have to be negative, traumatic or a lot of work if you follow simple guidelines. Here's a quick list of Do’s and Dont’s of online dating, which have come from real-life situations, along with a quick bit of advice: Enjoy the process, and be sure to have fun! Read more >> about Between you and me: Online dating etiquette
Independence Day! This is one of the most meaningful days of the year to me, even if the fog obscured most of the fireworks. The day forces consideration of several big topics, with freedom foremost among them - personal, national and global.
America - that is, the United States - is the modern fountain of freedom in the world. America is the place where first Europe and then, the rest of the world, came to find freedom, to practice freedom and to build a free society. It is as the hotbed of freedom that my country earns my patriotism. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: July 4, 2014