“Dys-” from Greek, means painful. “Dysfunction” does not mean something fails to function, rather that it functions but does so painfully. At present Alameda is feeling like a dysfunctional family.
We’re a community agitated and at times in denial about our recent peek at the elephant in our collective living room — racism, xenophobia, misogyny, hatred and intolerance. The consequences of these personal attitudes and beliefs — acted out on the public stage — has led to the toxic atmosphere currently hanging over our island community and politics.
St. Barnabas Church presents its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 21, at the parish hall and school parking lot, 1427 Sixth St. To learn more call Patrick McNamara, 522-2630.
The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Around the world, different cultures have developed unique versions of ice cream, suiting the product to local tastes and preferences. The sweet treat usually is a combination of ice, milk (or cream), fruits and other flavorings, and typically sweetened by some type of sugar.