Monthly Archives: June 2015

Any truth to the rumours that Downtown North parking program will be enforced by Apache helicopters?

Staff interviewed each firm and found that Serco, Inc. demonstrated the most complete understanding of the Downtown RPP program intricacies based on an evaluation of relevant experience, proposed staffing approach, and proposed technologies, despite the higher cost {$1.5 M} to … Continue reading

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Moon rising over the Grateful Dead

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I chose Etkin over Elias, I should have my head examined

Terry and I saw a documentary about Veterans dealing with PTSD, at Cubberley Hall, sponsored by Dr. Amit Etkin and his lab; meanwhile, at Bing Hall Eliane Elias held court with Brazilian piano jazz and voice. I would prescribe less … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Perry w. Clyde Jones critter (Bynum, North Carolina)

Lane Wurster took me once to visit with folk artist Clyde Jones, in his Bynum, North Carolina home (Chapel Hill area). I was at the meeting, and in fact shared a table with ex-Mayor Nancy Shepherd and current Mayor Karen … Continue reading

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Ann Packer and Superchunk: precision author

I ran into Nancy Packer the other day; she was taking out the trash and I was leaving my parents’ building via the back door. I always get a little kick talking to this very wise women. She is the … Continue reading

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Down where the spirit meets the bone

Originally posted on That's How The Light Gets In:
Lucinda Williams:¬†Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Today’s post celebrates a career masterpiece from Lucinda Williams, purveyor of¬†country-soul, rock’n’roll blues – call it what you will – who for…

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Taylor Eigsti, Brad Cooper, situation summer, 2015

I heard Taylor Eigsti on the radio yesterday morning, with Alisa Clancy of KCSM and was moved to call in and purchase a pair of tickets for his show Sunday at Filoli in Woodside, featuring Gretchen Parlato, the vocalist. Filoli … Continue reading

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If I forget you, Bubbles Hawkins, may my left hand lose its curry

Curry’s tattoo reminded me of the phrase “if I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand lose its cunning.” For a while you would meet Jews wearing necklaces with this inscription, some in the shape of hands. My mom … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper on Native Americans

and1: as is the nature of the internet, checking “edward hopper” and “native americans” sent me to this Robert Henri painting of a Santa Clara pueblo subject and a black bowl, 1917, at Ulrich Museum in Wichita, Kansas. In my … Continue reading

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Perphelia’s Trailer (detail), 2008, Red Wing Nez

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