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Pause, rewind, fast forward: A birthday retrospective commemorating the 1867 building of the first permanent schoolhouse in San Ramon

Pause for a moment and hit rewind photographs memories and storylines You’ll have to go back 150 years to find the roots of today’s celebration…   Once dreamers and schemers and pioneers staked their claim to the future, not the … Continue reading

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Labor Day

the heat has driven them from their hidden homes this dizzying ribbon of scurrying ants this furious swarm of circling bees while I sit here alone, in silence, watching in unmoving lethargy

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Always, For You

Sometimes the silence is too much Settling over me like a shroud Heavy and dark and oppressive A loneliness that takes hold of my heart   Unspeakable loss Unspeakable grief Unspeakable sorrow   What might have been      What could … Continue reading

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The Real Art Of The Deal

Listen. I was never a George Bush fan. Probably even called him a nasty name or two. Thought he was incompetent and way too conservative. Oh, but that was then, this is now.   What I’ve come to see is … Continue reading

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This is Who We Are, This is What We Do (In honor of President Rene Matsumoto)

Rotarians are committed to the neighborhood, the common good one worldwide brotherhood of friends who tend to lead with heart and selfless stewardship one million members strong, a community of public servants fighting to right the social wrongs   Their … Continue reading

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This Flag is a Mirror

Beneath these spacious skies and Diablo’s majestic face We’re called to give thanks on this day of days For our forbearers’ fortitude, their refusal to be held hostage to tyranny And their call to create something bold and right, new … Continue reading

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Still Life

Someone is washing my feet Clipping my nails Head down, steady in her work   Outside, a couple sit together as one Backs to the sun Remembering the life they left behind   Shoulder to shoulder In sari and ski … Continue reading

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