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At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My wife and I bought a new car a couple months ago. The vehicle is a marvel of electronic gadgetry. We are still discovering features that are delightful and sometimes a bit mysterious. “How does that work?” we wonder when the car does something unexpected. Some of the thingamajigs […]

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At Home With Jeff: Rainbow Bag

At Home With Jeff: Rainbow Bag

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I are long-time members of the Martinez Senior Center. Our April newsletter, announced that there would be a presentation on Friday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Travel experts from Premier World Discovery will discuss upcoming 2019-2020 trips to locations around the world. This brought back memories of […]

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At Home With Jeff: Electoral  college

At Home With Jeff: Electoral college

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Government has always interested me. I worked as a public servant for forty years at the local and federal levels so have a good understanding of the nuts and bolts that go into providing various services but had never seriously thought about the Electoral College. As I was listening […]

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At Home With Jeff: Legion

At Home With Jeff: Legion

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist The American Legion turned 100 years old this week. It started March 15-17, 1919, when 463 war-weary members of the American Expeditionary Forces gathered in Paris for a conference to debate their future and ours. As they wrote, “We, the members of the military and naval services of the […]

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At Home With Jeff: Hair today

At Home With Jeff: Hair today

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist I had a haircut yesterday. The sounds and smells in a beauty shop took me back in time. I spent much of my childhood in beauty shops either helping my parents or just killing time. Both my parents were hairdressers. Dad grew up on a farm in Nebraska. The […]

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At Home With Jeff: What is the word?

At Home With Jeff: What is the word?

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I were hiking on Mt Diablo last Saturday with family visiting from out of town. The weather was perfect. Wildflowers were in bloom. As we hiked along, the kids and I started playing the game Word Family. “Words that start with the letters pt,” my daughter challenged. […]

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World Book

World Book

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last summer, we sailed on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It was a glorious three week vacation spent visiting exotic ports from Barcelona in the west to Athens in the east. Our favorite city on the cruise was Florence, Italy.  Vivian and I had visited once […]

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Party like it’s 1999

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day. The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere. Tryin’ to run from the destruction.” From the Prince song titled “1999.” I remember Y2K very well. It’s hard to believe that was 19 years ago. […]

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At Home With Jeff: Good bugs & bad bugs

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL I have always loved bugs. As a child, I would watch them and play with them for hours. My mother believed that children should be indoors only as long as they were occupied doing something useful, otherwise they should be outside. My brothers and I spent a lot of time outdoors, much […]

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At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

| November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Like most other American families, the Roubals spend Thanksgiving Day cooking, cleaning, and preparing for the holiday – which we celebrate on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As it turns out, Friday is the best day for our family to gather. Our children, nieces and nephews have grown into adults. […]

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