Monthly Archives: October 2020

Cutting contest for candidates

I am hereby inviting the 10 Palo Alto City Council candidates to respond to a prompt: on your cell phone, sing a bar, a line or a verse from the song “When You Were Mine”.I will post the results on … Continue reading

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Greenwashing and the local election

Sponsors of the forum on Green palo alto council members: 350 Silicon Valley Acterra Action for a Healthy Planet California Interfaith Power and Light Canopy Carbon-Free Palo Alto Citizens Climate Lobby (their account made this possible) Cool Block Palo Alto … Continue reading

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David Shribman says Jim Newton says (about Jerry Brown and E.F. Schumacher)

It wasn’t only Wittgenstein. Newton plumbs the Brown mind, finding traces of E.F. Schumacher, Ivan Illich and Michel Foucault and unearthing the concept of “subsidiarity,” which translates in the political realm to decentralization — the delegation of solutions to those … Continue reading

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Two Palo Alto covers with today’s Sunday Times

One, A1, fifth lead photo of interior of restaurant at 546 University where CEOs of two leading tech companies were photographed dining together, apropos of antitrust. Two, The New York Times Magazine typography illustration for article about Palo Alto surveillance … Continue reading

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Russell Wilson poised to pass John Brodie on all-time annals

Brodie 31,548 after 201 games, age 38, for the 49ers of my childhood, before Joe Reed, Steve Spurrier, Steve DeBerg, Joe Montana, Steve Young. Russell Wilson for Seattle Seahawks is about 320 short of that, for 45th all time, but … Continue reading

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Ripped from the pages of The New York Times: Yoko Ono, “Cut Pieces” VS Charlie Hebdo Chechen refugee, 18

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Personal to DD of the PAW: speaking of ‘rant’ and the related word ‘bombastic’, there is a giant cock-shaped gourd in the window of the dildo shop on Ramona

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Pederson clout sparks LaLa win

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Too short films by Brian Moore

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Fair play to those who dare to dream, and Pham Doan Trang, writer, performer, dissident

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