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In Alameda: Friendly on the wallet, friendly on the planet

The weekly column I write for the Alameda Journal is up online. This one is about the growing understanding of the importance of making environmentally-sustainable choices and, too, the rising cost of basic goods and services. It cost me over $75 dollars to fill up my gas tank last week!


Past “Life on the Island” columns

June 17, 2008: Fear can limit the joys of childhood
June 10, 2008: Never underestimate the power of one
June 3, 2008: Paying the price to have good schools
May 27, 2008: A civil rights issue in our time
May 20, 2008: What’s cooking in the hot weather?
May 12, 2008: When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
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Life on the Island: Where do the children play?

This week’s column, “Fear can limit the joys of childhood,” is now up. You can find all Alameda Journal stories online, too.


Past “Life on the Island” columns

June 10, 2008: Never underestimate the power of one
June 3, 2008: Paying the price to have good schools
May 27, 2008: A civil rights issue in our time
May 20, 2008: What’s cooking in the hot weather?
May 12, 2008: When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008
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Life on the Island: Never underestimate the power of one

The weekly column, “Life on the Island,” that I write for the Alameda Journal is now up online. This week it’s, “Never underestimate the power of one.”


Past “Life on the Island” columns
June 3, 2008: Paying the price to have good schools
May 27, 2008: A civil rights issue in our time
May 20, 2008: What’s cooking in the hot weather?
May 12, 2008: When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
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Paying the price to have good schools in Alameda

Today’s print column, “Paying the price to have good schools,” is up online. If you’ve somehow missed that today is election day, and Measure H, the parcel tax to support our town’s schools in on the ballot, go read it now. You can find all Alameda Journal articles online here.

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Past “Life on the Island” columns
May 27, 2008: A civil rights issue in our time
May 20, 2008: What’s cooking in the hot weather?
May 12, 2008: When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
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Alameda: A civil rights issue in our time

This week’s print column, “A civil rights issue in our time,” is up online. I want to thank Alamedans Amy Gorman, Henry Villareal and Debra Arbuckle for all the time they spent talking to me for this piece. I am grateful.

You can find all Alameda Journal articles online here.

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Past “Life on the Island” columns
May 20, 2008: What’s cooking in the hot weather?
May 12, 2008: “When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
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Alameda life: what’s cooking?

This week’s print column, “What’s cooking in the hot weather?” is up online. I wrote it on that hot-hot-hot day—last Wednesday. Perhaps it will take you back? You can also find all the Alameda Journal stories from the print edition of the paper here.

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Life on the Island

May 12, 2008: “When a man needs a cave
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
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Man caves?! In Alameda?

I want to thank you all for your feedback and reflections on this week’s column—it seems that many of you, as do I, enjoy saying the phrase ‘man cave.’ And maybe even giggling about it. For those of you who missed it in print, the column is here.

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Life on the Island
May 5, 2008: Enjoying that small-town feel
April 28, 2008: Support of tax teaches lesson
April 21, 2008: New garage can be a good habit
April 14, 2008: When the earth shakes, duck
April 7, 2008: Snails, ants, lice and light brown apple moths

Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2008
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What makes that small-town feeling?

Hola! “Life on the Island,” the column I write for the print edition of the Alameda Journal is up online already. It’s about the little friendly things that I enjoy about living here. Enjoy.

Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Under: Island Life, Print columns | 4 Comments »

Hey, Alameda, vote yes on Measure H on June 3rd

Tuesday’s “Life on the Island” is up online already.

(Thanks to all of you, by the way, for your compliments on the fabulous picture that goes with the print column—Laura Oda, a photographer and ‘photo chief’ for the Journal’s parent company, deserves all credit for her patience and craft.)

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2008
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Alameda’s new parking garage–try it, you may like it

This week’s print column, Life on the Island, is online now.

Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
Under: Development, Print columns | No Comments »