A Dogs Way Home

21 Jan 19
See Jane Write

So here I am, 44 years old, married with children, still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. But I’ve always loved to write. I had two best friends whom I met in middle school–7th or 8th grade, I can’t quite remember.  Kelly and Mandy.  We were the Three Musketeers.  We […]

21 Jan 19
Flying by the seat of my Runderwear.

One of the things I have learned most from running is to expect the unexpected. No run is ever the same, therefore no training week is ever the same. Yes, you might run the same routes and the same distances but there are so many different variables in play, in your body, in your mind, […]

21 Jan 19
T. J. Butler, Author

The boy held two fingers sideways, squinting toward the horizon. “Thirty minutes,” he silently mouthed to himself, dropping his hand.

21 Jan 19
Reconnaissance Europe

Mission 1: Take a Post-communism themed tour of the city and its outskirts in a vintage Škoda with a personal guide (ACCOMPLISHED); Mission 2: Understand what led to the dissolution of former Czechoslovakia and how the two nations (Slovakia & Czechia) are divergent (ACCOMPLISHED); Mission 3: Ascend the UFO Tower to soak-in views over the Danube, as well […]

21 Jan 19
Monster Boy

After his whirlwind of a day Liam was more than anxious to make the 30 minutes’ drive down winding country roads to get to his family’s farm house. Green blurs streaking past his open windows as he whizzed through the dense woods, filling the cab with the scent of earth and oak, wind whipping his […]

21 Jan 19
True Crime England

The summer holidays are meant to be a time for young children to enjoy playing out till late at night, having fun with their friends and being care free for the next six weeks while school is closed. However, in this instance, the summer holidays were not full of bliss. Instead the city of Liverpool was shook by the news of a tragic death fuelled by gangs, turf wars and guns. The senseless killing still shocks the nation 12 years later when eleven year old, football fan Rhys Jones lost his life.

21 Jan 19

Nothing New Under The Sun 2016

  NEWS American Revival: 70 Ways President Trump Has Changed the Nation Over the Past Two Years – Jasper Fakkert What Will Take the Place of America? – “The dog and pony show that is US leadership is an ongoing embarrassment for millions of American brought up to believe in excellence. Big talk, never-ending controversy, […]

21 Jan 19
fearlessshrinkblog

So I did the thing and met with Walt yesterday. I was super anxious leading up to it but in the end it was the right choice for me. I will say, when I opened the door and he came inside, all I wanted to do was hug him. Maybe this makes me a crazy […]

21 Jan 19
Pink and Green Whale Tales

“We should go down and visit everyone during MLK weekend. The kids will be off, we can all hang out, it will be fun.” Even though the plan sounded great, there was something nagging at me about that weekend. It wasn’t Mardi Gras and the flights weren’t terribly expensive, but I was still convinced that […]

21 Jan 19
Fresno California Cheap car insurance quotes zip 93772

Fresno California Cheap car insurance quotes zip 93772 Fresno California Cheap car insurance quotes zip 93772 BEST ANSWER: Try this site where you can compare quotes: https://tinyurl.com/yaozegwf RELATED QUESTIONS: Do you have affordable car insurance in Tennessee? “””What do i do if i need to see a doctor, but dont have insurance?” Car insurance costs […]

21 Jan 19
Dogs of Windridge

This week we have had amazing cold and snow. Clive is our pet red fox of the cross fox color phase. He adores snow, and is actually amazing on a leash. I’ve been taking him out to run, play, and dig in the snow. His delight in it brings me amazing amounts of pure joy. […]

21 Jan 19
Onyeka001 Online

During breakfast, Drake teased Griffin about not having found a suitable spouse yet… Griffin was not worried at all (and besides he’d only been a Young Adult for a few hours!): “I know just the right Sim to ask – Don’t you worry about Generation Five. I’ve got it all under control!” Though before Griffin […]

21 Jan 19
Mountain Democrat

In the interest of downsizing their lifestyle, pursuing a business venture and helping the community tackle a few oft-discussed problems, one El Dorado Hills couple hopes to create a “tiny home” community in Placerville. While there is no hard definition as to what constitutes a tiny house, they are generally residences in the hundreds of […]

21 Jan 19
Marin Independent Journal
Marin neighborhoods are improving fire protection Regarding Dick Spotswood’s Jan. 13 column, “San Rafael takes the lead in fire protection,” Firesafe Marin is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to reducing wildfire hazards and improving safety awareness in Marin County. They support and promote the creation of “Firewise” communities across Marin. Firewise USA is a national recognition program that empowers neighbors to work together to reduce wildfire risk at the local level. The first step is to conduct a wildfire risk assessment with your fire department and Firesafe Marin. Each community establishes a committee and creates an action plan based on these findings. In Marin there are now 30 recognized Firewise USA sites, and many more are in the process of becoming one — more than any other county in California and making us the fastest-growing Firewise county in the United States. I live in Bahia, a community of 288 homes in the city of Novato. On Jan. 3 we joined the growing ranks of Firewise USA sites. Bahia borders open space, which puts us at a higher risk for wildfire and prompted us to take action. Following the lead of Pacheco Valle, also a Firewise community, we hosted a community meeting and invited the fire marshal and fire inspector to speak. They made an informative and educational presentation to our homeowners about the ways we could protect our community. I am proud of Bahia’s efforts and of all the communities in Marin that are partnering with their fire protection districts to reduce wildfire risk. I encourage neighborhoods in Marin to join the growing number of Firewise USA communities. Here are two informative websites: firesafemarin.org/firewise, and firewise.org. — Candy Jordan, Novato Drew provides necessary service for city of Novato I served on a Novato citizens financial review committee for a term and asked not to be renominated for two reasons. First, I have a progressive hearing loss from my military service and hearing deliberations was difficult. More difficult and appalling were the free-spending habits of the City Council, aided and abetted by the city staff. Overspending on questionable projects such as bus stops, train stations, bocce ball courts and dog parks were abundant. When I started my term the Measure F fund balance was $12 million, but by the time my term was over it was headed to zero. No words of caution about the next economic downturn had any impact. Councilwoman Pam Drew was at nearly every meeting of the committee that started at 7:30 a.m. She was very diligent, and fact driven. She has tried to slow the freight train of excessive spending before it goes off the track. Information, or lack thereof from the city’s staff would try the patience of a saint. Slowing headlong spending is an unenviable task, made more difficult in a heady economic environment. I see Pam Drew as providing a necessary service to the overtaxed citizens of Novato. — Don Bibeault, Novato Pelosi, Huffman should not negotiate with Trump Bob Bowen (Readers’ Forum, Jan. 15) is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jared Huffman to “negotiate” with President Trump. To which I say: Never! It was Trump who walked away from a bipartisan bill that he (Trump) had already agreed he would sign. It was Trump who decided to listen to Fox News and have a hissy fit over a “wall” that he knows will never be built. The actual cost of a border wall is estimated to be between $15 billion and $50 billion. These numbers do not include cost overruns and contract costs. Nor has the issue of the U.S. government claiming the right of eminent domain been discussed. Not every landowner on the U.S./Mexico border is going to be happy with a “wall” built on their land. The $5 billion that Trump is asking for will only pay for less than 300 miles of fencing. The number of “terrorists” caught is nowhere near 4,000; in fact, the number is closer to six. “Terrorists” are caught at U.S. airports and other ports of entry. I would encourage — strike that — demand that Pelosi and Huffman never negotiate with Trump. — Eric W. Overholt, Marin City Irony in the FBI’s investigation of Trump The pathetic irony of the FBI’s earlier investigation of whether Donald Trump was acting as a Russian agent is that he’s acting that way even if he’s not one! — Dan Farthing, San Rafael
21 Jan 19
Pat Ganahl's Rod and Custom

Lots of answers, and more mystery

21 Jan 19
Village Life

In the interest of downsizing their lifestyle, pursuing a business venture and helping the community tackle a few oft-discussed problems, one El Dorado Hills couple hopes to create a tiny home community in Placerville.

While there is no hard definition as to what constitutes a tiny house, they are generally residences in the hundreds of square feet, versus thousands of square feet. Some are mobile, set permanently on trailers and parked in temporary locations; while others are static on lots like a traditional house would be.

Susette Silva’s project, dubbed Urban Ground, would seek to turn a plot off Anderson Way in Placerville into a community of mobile tiny homes.

21 Jan 19
JWalking

After my last post on country parks, here I am again letting you know about just one more great place to visit. Don’t worry, I am still JWalking and haven’t suddenly been employed by the Northamptonshire Tourist Board but this park has history with us. Seven Year Return to Stanwick We stumbled across Stanwick Lakes […]