We live in such different times than the olden days, no matter how long ago the olden days were. Our species clearly requires at least a tribe for an individual to exist, let alone grow and flourish and procreate. In the olden days tribes were the basic human unit and community was where we lived. By community I mean we knew all our neighbors (as they were our aunts, uncles and cousins) and life was lived through a lot of community cooperation. All for one and one for all was an expression of reality rather than a wished-for state.
For the week of December 9, 2013
YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION
The Youth Advisory Commission meets at 5 p.m. Monday, December 9 in Conference Room 360 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
On the agenda: The commission will review and comment on the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park draft master plan; consider a Surgeon General’s report on youth tobacco use; and receive updates on a tobacco retail license opinion poll; and a 2014 teen job fair.
Photo courtesy of the California Progress Report.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.
Alameda Rotary’s Interact clubs were designed to train future Rotarians – and to provide local high schoolers with opportunities to contribute to their community, both locally and globally. The Alamedan’s video on the clubs is here.
Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers the music and dance of Bali to Alameda school students. Photo courtesy of Rhythmix Cultural Works.
In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote: “Whan that Aprille with its flours soote...” and laid down the structure of an argument that continues to this day. Was the person widely considered the greatest poet of his age a terrible speller, poor at grammar or just uneducated? Or is it that language continuously evolves to fit the spirit of the times? (When that April with its flowers sweet...”)
Once women enter middle age and are aware of aging, they initially feel empty and discontent. They tell themselves they should feel fulfilled at this time in their lives. Based on prior learning and expectations, they think that their accomplishments should have led to happiness. In an attempt to understand their disappointment and unhappiness, they begin to look within, becoming enmeshed in finding meaning in their lives.
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Bartholomew-Couts.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this holiday week.
The annual Lighted Yacht Parade is a boating event that EVERYONE can enjoy. You don't need a boat, and admission is free.
The Alameda Unified School District is accepting applications for a new parent advisory committee that will review and provide feedback on a new, state-mandated accountability plan the school district is required to generate to receive state funding.