Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo

By Rachel Puryear Enjoy walking by the water? The Sawyer Camp Trail – one of San Mateo’s most beloved hiking spots – features a six-mile, wheelchair-accessible, paved path along the beautiful and peaceful Crystal Springs reservoir. Trees, wildlife, and scenery are abundant along the way. The trail stretches from San Mateo to Millbrae, and can…

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Sugarloaf Park in San Mateo

By Rachel Puryear If you’re looking for panoramic views and green, shady trails in the San Mateo area, check out Sugarloaf Park next time you’re near San Mateo, California. The park offers multiple trails, scenic views, and is located in the wonderful Laurelwood neighborhood of San Mateo. Many pedestrians as well as bicyclists enjoy the…

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What Putin Really Wants With Ukraine – It’s About Power and Control

By Rachel Puryear As the world watches the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and overwhelmingly supports and admires the bravery and courage of the Ukrainian people in resisting the invasion; onlookers theorize various motivations for Putin to carry out this egregious and wholly unprovoked attack. Robbing Ukraine’s natural resources, which include oil and gas, is presumed…

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Q&A: When You’re Moving In Together, But One Partner Makes a Lot More Than the Other

By Rachel Puryear In response to the recent post about discussing finances with your sweetheart before moving in together, I got a great question from a reader. The question was (paraphrasing for brevity): Where one person in a relationship doesn’t make much income on their own, how can they protect themselves – and specifically, ensure…

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