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On the Town: Song trivia and welcoming new neighbors

After the great response from our first song trivia contest, I’ve decided to run another one with the emphasis on music from both the ’50s and ’60s. I’ll n ...

Olga on Investments: What is long-term care?

Long term care rarely makes the list of popular discussion topics. Although many people recognize the importance of planning for long-term care, it also requires the discussion of ...

Coaching Café: Are you trapped in what you don’t want?

“I don’t want to be stuck.” “My goal is to never be in debt again. Or never unhappy again. OR anything else I don’t want.” The trap of NOT wan ...

From Where I Sit: Looking back, living forward

We live life going forward but every so often stop to look backward. Some of us do more than our share of retrospection. Keeping diaries and journals is helpful for this exercise. ...

On the Town: Canine companion helps boy achieve independence

I recently received a press release from Canine Companions for Independence. Since it dealt with Ben Walburger, a youngster from Folsom, I thought this would be a great opportunity ...

From Where I Sit: The newest adventure – AT&T Park

I grew up in Baltimore and attended numerous Orioles games at the now demolished Memorial Stadium, including the final game ever played there. Since then I have seen baseball game ...

Protecting watersheds first step in water policy

Mountain watersheds can survive without the Delta, but the Delta cannot survive without the watersheds. The waters that form creeks and streams in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mo ...

On the Town: Fruit-cake memories and a dream come true

Over the Fourth of July weekend, as our families gathered to celebrate, there arose many topics of conversation. We had discussions about politics, home repair, quilting, child re ...

Olga on Investments: What is a financial plan?

Our lives don’t usually consist of one goal. You can be planning your children’s education, saving for a house and planning your retirement all at once. So how do you c ...

Coaching Café: Time to start a new chapter

Our lives have an unlimited amount of new chapters. Whenever we are willing to let something go, or to step in a new direction, a new chapter begins. Typical “new chapters&rd ...