Alden Van Buskirk ‘Lami@50’ event at David Highsmith atelier, 99 Sanchez, nearly 10 years ago

This is Pinky Kushner whose daughter Rachel Kushner is now a famous author she went to grad school with Alden VanBuskirk in St. Louis Photo by David hiGhSmith
Jack Hirschmann Taught at Dartmouth during the year that Alden was there and they became friends mostly outside the classroom; He was later poet laureate of San Francisco
Garrett Caples wrote an excellent essay about Alden Van Buskirk
It is interesting that Gavin Newsom governor of California is facing a recall in that Matt Gonzalez told me in 2009 that for another hundred thousand dollars in campaign expenditure he and not Gavin would’ve been elected mayor
I still like that line about stale popcorn or state popcorn and I’m glad David highSmith took these photos because I was edited out of the video by John Rhode who I told did not have my permission to film the event
John Ceely also known as John Paige was an All-America skier for Dartmouth; He told me that Van was a four event skier.
Peter Kushner, another Big Green skier who met his wife to be when visiting Van in STL.
I have always had a loud voice and for this event I paced from the front of the podium to the back of the house so to speak which allowed Matt Gonzalez to sneak away to the bathroom

Thanks again David hi Smith for hosting the event and taking these pictures how did you get the one of yourself? (Directly above the one of me)


Pinky Kushner mentioned that her daughter was a novelist; her career has blossomed in these 10 years. Kudos, Kushners. Highsmith mentioned to me that he has four daughters and is a new Poppa.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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