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Church service at City Hall on May 22, 2021 in possible violation of the First Amendment ‘No Establishment’ clause aka ‘separation of church and state’

I only have about 10 minutes this week to articulate what was bothering me so on Saturday (May 22, 2021) about a church service being held at City Hall. Here is the sign that was posted. Is this a permit? … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Dang

I woke this morning and the first thing I did was enter my studio, crack my Webster’s Eleventh and gloss the word “dang”.I had thought of an edit to the previous essay, about football.Yes, I am going to trim the … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Alden Van Buskirk and Robert Stone rattle chains for Rachel Kushner

I noticed a blurb from Robert Stone on the back cover of the new Rachel Kushner collection of essays, “The Hard Crowd”. I quote, “she’s going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight … Continue reading

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Mazel tov to musician Jacques Schwarz-Bart for his new set of world music and jazz

He is the son of a famous scholar and novelist, Andre Schwarz-Bart (1928-2006) who wrote the judaic classic “Last of The Just”. I met Jacques about 1998 when James Hurt Band, with a Blue Note release, played The Cub. Scott … Continue reading

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Steve Lacy twice

I’m not going to fault Veronica DeJesus for embellishing Steve Lacy’s resume: “played w/Muddy Waters”. I don’t think Steve played with Muddy — the person who might know is Bob Margolin, or Eric Hanson. More people think of Steve as … Continue reading

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Candye Kane, truly gifted

Live your life, play your part. Let the feelings flow from your heart. You can’t change the tide, you can’t change the sea you just gotta be who you were born to be. I wouldn’t be alive now if it … Continue reading

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Remi Woof ‘Hello’ remix or mash up etude featuring empty green bottle

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Personal to Plastic Alto voters in Palo Alto: you have 90 more minutes to get to the polls and vote REBECCA

I met Rebecca Eisenberg walking our dogs at the new park at Peers Park and then have followed her campaign avidly since it started in June. I mention her here 23 times. I voted for she and three others, but … Continue reading

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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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Pederson clout sparks LaLa win

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