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    2020 Foresight: Expect the Unexpected

    2020 Foresight: Expect the Unexpected

    By John Lewis– When I was a senior in high school back in the 1970s, I played classical piano and was invited to perform the difficult Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in…

    Big Abilities and Style

    Big Abilities and Style

    By Philip Ruth– When is too much too much? It’s a subjective question with a highly personalized answer.  In terms of cars, the response has no baseline. Pretty much any…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: BottleART

    BottleART is an innovative organization that offers sticker decals of fine art crafted by art students. The exposure supports the students, and the proceeds support their art education locally. Plus,…

    GGBA: What Will Be Our New Normal?

    GGBA: What Will Be Our New Normal?

    By Michael Gunther– It is anyone’s guess what our new normal is going to be as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. As business owners, who live with ambiguity on…

    COVID-19 and Emergency Relief

    COVID-19 and Emergency Relief

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– The COVID-19 disease is causing a worldwide health crisis that impacts every one of us. It should come as no surprise that older adults stand the highest…

    James Pratt and John Smith: Martyrs to Madness and Idiocy

    James Pratt and John Smith: Martyrs to Madness and Idiocy

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– “Yesterday morning, at the usual hour,” the Morning Post informed its readers on November 28, 1835, “the sentence of the law was carried into effect upon…

    Saints and Sinners 2020: The Festival That Wasn’t

    Saints and Sinners 2020: The Festival That Wasn’t

    By Michele Karlsberg– Michele Karlsberg: The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival (SAS Fest) was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed to be an innovative way to reach the…

    Farmers’ Markets Work to Create a Safe Shopping Environment

    Farmers’ Markets Work to Create a Safe Shopping Environment

    By Debra Morris– Amid the continuing safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, some Bay Area farmers’ markets have closed, but there are many that remain open because they are…

    Strong Women, Strong Movies

    Strong Women, Strong Movies

    By Jan Wahl– I am the strong, successful woman I am today because of the movies my mother carefully chose for me when I was a child, teen, and all…

    Ann Rostow: La Peste

    Ann Rostow: La Peste

    By Ann Rostow– La Peste It took me awhile to take the coronavirus seriously. Mel and I were scheduled to fly to the East Coast to visit some grandchildren in…