Saturday was a cold, clear night, and a pretty good breeze was blowing down the Oakland/Alameda Estuary, too. But that didn't keep the lighted boats from entertaining spectators on both the Alameda and Oakland waterfronts in this year's Lighted Yacht Parade!
We live in such different times than the olden days, no matter how long ago the olden days were. Our species clearly requires at least a tribe for an individual to exist, let alone grow and flourish and procreate. In the olden days tribes were the basic human unit and community was where we lived. By community I mean we knew all our neighbors (as they were our aunts, uncles and cousins) and life was lived through a lot of community cooperation. All for one and one for all was an expression of reality rather than a wished-for state.
The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.
Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers the music and dance of Bali to Alameda school students. Photo courtesy of Rhythmix Cultural Works.
In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote: “Whan that Aprille with its flours soote...” and laid down the structure of an argument that continues to this day. Was the person widely considered the greatest poet of his age a terrible speller, poor at grammar or just uneducated? Or is it that language continuously evolves to fit the spirit of the times? (When that April with its flowers sweet...”)
Once women enter middle age and are aware of aging, they initially feel empty and discontent. They tell themselves they should feel fulfilled at this time in their lives. Based on prior learning and expectations, they think that their accomplishments should have led to happiness. In an attempt to understand their disappointment and unhappiness, they begin to look within, becoming enmeshed in finding meaning in their lives.
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Bartholomew-Couts.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this holiday week.