Monthly Archives: May 2015

San Jose artist Mark Tansey sells at auction for $4.9 M

This is from an ad in today’s Times bout a Edward Curtis book for sale; coinky, Tim Egan has an op rd onTHE popo

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Palo Alto jazz piano prodigy

Discovered in Jakarta, Indonesia, about three years ago, Joey Alexander moved with his parents to New York last year, with the help of jazz luminaries like the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who called him “my hero” on Facebook and with whom … Continue reading

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Big shoe opens at Wing Luke

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Otto Slater, “the Mayor of Byrd Lane”, (1924-April, 18, 2015)

Otto Slater was “the Mayor” of Byrd Lane in Los Altos Hills. Before the last time I went to a Wallace Stegner reading (circa 1992), in San Francisco, I got the low-down from Otto: “I hear there’s a hoot-owl been … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders zydeco mack daddy

Will announce Rosie Ledet as fantasy Veep Seriously this is a good sign. Also, New Yorker cartoon about man dreaming of a Sanderized America, by Chris Weyant. Also, DD of MarketWatch excerptable: “I can hear the Republican attack ad right … Continue reading

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Dartmouth in Vietnam, with James Wright

Embark for a fascinating and privileged journey through Cambodia and Vietnam, including a 7-night Mekong River cruise aboard the brand new Mekong Princess, an elegant small vessel combining romantic French colonial style with modern comforts including air conditioning throughout. Scheduled … Continue reading

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Au revoir, les chez-francs

“Who can forget those hours that passed like dreams”? The look on her face confirmed the rumors, as Jacquetta Lannan, who I dubbed “The Wiener Queen”, let me into the store, past the CLOSED sign. She seated me next to … Continue reading

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