How to Cruise Through Your Kids’ Eating During the Summer Vacation

Kids and Summer Vacation

Summer. Warm weather, daylight hours getting longer, and no more homework and school projects. What a relief! But for many children and parents, living outside the well-predicted school year routine could be profoundly stressful. When homework, soccer classes and ballet rehearsals fill up the family’s schedule, many parents find it easier to structure other areas…

Open Challenge to Donald Trump

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I challenge Donald Trump to fight ISIS for 30 days. “Claiming that the Islamic State is competing with his wealth, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he will ‘bomb the hell’ out of the extremist group if elected to the White House in November 2016.” “Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody,”…

City of Palo Alto – Secret Funding Planned

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City of Palo Alto – Secret Funding Plan Look for a variation of this in your mailbox next year, and every year after 2016. The City has made hefty promises of pensions and healthcare benefits to employees that cannot possibly be paid in a stagnant economy that has stripmined the middle class and small business.…

Homeless has become the dirty word of this century

Homeless Van belonging to retired school teacher

When growing up, I used to hear my parents refer to those who were either incapable or too lazy to work as “bums” or”tramps”. Those terms have been replaced now with a more fitting term “homeless”. In my 3 years of research, I have come across at least a thousand pictures of what the media considers as…

Palo Alto city employees get secret raises

Taxpayer's Money

According to the City of Palo Alto, city employees are so valuable that they can only be retained and encouraged to work if they are given bonuses and raises for showing up and doing the work that they were supposed to do. And no one can know who got a raise and who didn’t because…