March 2011

The Great Debate-Should I Move to a Retirement Community or Stay in My Home?

Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC

Making plans for retirement as the economy has challenged savings and home values is a concern for many. Fodrini-Johnson will discuss the pros and cons of either choice in the dilemma over whether to make the big move. She will explain the options and costs and provide tips on how to make this decision based on individual values.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 23, 2010.

An Evening in Transition

Jennifer "Raven" Gray, President, Transition U.S.
Dave Room, Bay Localize
Ania Moniuszko, TransitionSF
Michael Poremba, TransitionSF Read more »

Impacts of Campaign Finance Reform on Our Environment and Natural Resources

Trent Lange, Chair, Californians for Fair Elections
Bill Magavern, Director, Sierra Club California
Dr. Kerry Curtis - Moderator Read more »

Sip and Swirl: An Evening of Wine Tasting Education

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Alan Abrams, Cellarmaster, Alan’s Wine Cellar

Join in an evening of wine tasting that is fun and educational and is equally delightful for novices and aficionados. You will taste limited-production red and white wines from some of northern California’s finest wineries. Your knowledge will be tested with a “semi-blind” tasting and a wine trivia quiz – with prizes. Read more »

Finding Connection in Nature

John Muir Laws, Author, The Laws Field Guide to Sierra Nevada Read more »

Living a Slow, Rich Life-A Different Kind of Lesson from Japan

Andy Couterier, Author, A Different Kind of Luxury; Journalist; Poet; Writing Teacher Read more »

David Shenk: The Genius in All of Us (3/18/10)

David Shenk, Author, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game
Shenk presents a compelling case against the notion of genetic “giftedness.” Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent and intelligence. In recent years, some scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.

Renovating from Old to Green: A Homeowner’s Fable

Robert Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services, Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Stanford; Video Engineer Read more »

Presidential Interventions

Mar 31, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

By James Dohnert

On Tuesday March 29th, President Obama addressed the critics of his decision to commit American forces in Libya during a nationally televised speech at the National Defense University. Sticking to a message of moral justification and global partnership, he laid out what some commentators are declaring is effectively his doctrine for foreign policy. Read more »