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STORIES OF HOPE

One Woman's Vision to Empower Breast Cancer Survivors

Lynae Dodson, founder of I'm Taking Charge. In 2015, Lynae Dodson’s mother finished the most difficult fight of her life: a battle...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by anita, 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 3212 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by emilyvern, on Feb 24, 2018 at 11:38 am | 10 comments | 7852 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: The ABCs of Love

I came across a new book for you to read. Whether you are just starting out together or have been a couple for a while, whether you are doing well or struggling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 723 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones

As I walked into the patient room of a local hospice facility early this year, I knew what to expect: An eighty-year-old woman, with gently-curled hair and a strained...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Feb. 20, 2018
Last comment by Mondo, on Feb 22, 2018 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 1371 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Sharing A Column About a Brilliant Teacher Idea

My wife found this article and everyone we have showed it to has gone wow including our friend in the Ravenswood School District who will share it there. Glennon...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Feb 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm | 6 comments | 1711 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Verve Coffee to open in Palo Alto

Santa Cruz's Verve Coffee Roasters is coming to Palo Alto. Verve has taken over 162 University Ave., which was most recently occupied by Black Diamond Sports....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by John, on Feb 20, 2018 at 6:06 pm | 5 comments | 4677 Views

DEEP MENLO

Henry and Fluffy, On Duty

While my father lived his final years at Palo Alto Commons I’d bring Henry our Bichon with me to see ‘grandpa.’ It was discouraged, but that flew...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Feb. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 379 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Kristian Cosentino to open Mountain View wine bar

The owner of two San Francisco cocktail bars is expanding to the Midpeninsula, with plans to open a wine bar on Mountain View's Castro Street. Kristian Cosentino,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Feb 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm | 5 comments | 5565 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Engaged on Valentine’s Day! Topics to Discuss

Valentine’s Day is popular for marriage proposals. It’s romantic and lovely and you’re glowing with happiness. Congratulations! I want to be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 7399 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coffee shop opens in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood

Baron Barista, a new cafe serving third-wave coffee from local roasters, is soft opening Friday, Jan. 26, in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. The coffee...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by BL, on Feb 16, 2018 at 8:23 am | 6 comments | 5339 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Toys that bridge the gap

Our oldest child is going to start kindergarten in the fall and our youngest is learning how to stand up. There's less than 5 years difference between our oldest...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm | 2 comments | 1202 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

The Cost of Service

In a gently-lit room, there he laid: a man, seeking comfort in hospice after a long battle with terminal cancer. Oxygen tubes and intravenous ports were his markings...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by punjabi Song Lyrics, on Feb 10, 2018 at 3:01 am | 3 comments | 1861 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Edible Education

January was quiet. Do minds just move slower in January? I’ve certainly been a quiet writer since Spain. Started

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 8, 2018
Last comment by danieltjan, on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:06 am |
1 comment | 1555 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Of Illness and Identity: A Woman's Battle With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

In times of comfort and consistency, we humans are prone to believing something of a half-truth. Our interests and ambitions are seen clearly, focused onto a yet-unmaterialized...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by brock, on Feb 7, 2018 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 2752 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Solo in Spain

There's never been a better time to be single -CNN Google the link...It's a story about...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by kevinbennett, on Feb 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 2782 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Three Years Since Mom Died

It’s been three years since mom died. I still miss her very much. I also feel her love for me and mine for her in my heart so strongly that it transcends her...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by David Verns, on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 5 comments | 2104 Views

DEEP MENLO

Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School

I. Willow-Gate Atherton VC Gary Lauder seems upset, and with good reason. He’s upset at the Willows B & B (Boondoggle & Bottleneck)...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by community concerns, on Feb 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm | 7 comments | 931 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Community Revisited, Part One: Would I Raise a Family in Palo Alto?

==I These past few weeks, I have thought quite a bit about community. I've been attending Bible studies and discussions at Stanford, specifically focused on community;...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 29, 2018
Last comment by pa Native, on Feb 3, 2018 at 10:54 pm | 14 comments | 3396 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: What’s Important about Valentine’s Day?

I’m going to share some thoughts about what is and is not important about Valentine’s Day. This is not a complete list. Add your thoughts and ideas as...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1939 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

In the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness, A Young Woman Finds Reasons to Live

When Jennifer Thompson’s ribs began to crack, people started taking her seriously. By that time, Thompson – now twenty-two – was eighteen years...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Feb 1, 2018 at 1:04 am | 9 comments | 5526 Views
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Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
By Aldis Petriceks | 2 comments | 1,371 views

Couples: The ABCs of Love
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 723 views

Henry and Fluffy, On Duty
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 379 views

A birthday for the siblings
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 320 views