Category Archives: Plato’s Republic

pertaining to government, the public sector, governance, democracy, politics, issues pertaining to such, like “freedom of speech” concepts

Hamachek takes early lead in candidates’ contest

Brian Hamachek has taken the early lead in the Earthwise Productions/ Plastic Alto contest for the seven Palo Altans vying for three open seats in November’s election. “I’m really not much of an artist, but here you go”, he wrote. … Continue reading

Posted in art, Plato's Republic | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Earthwise announces 2nd ‘Cutting Contest for Candidates’

In 2018, Earthwise ranked the Palo Alto City Council candidates based on a music contest: Rebecca Eisenberg tied for first; Greer Stone, tied for first; Stephen Lee, third; Cari Templeton, fourth; Burt, Kou, Tanaka, Lauing tied for eighth. (Of those … Continue reading

Posted in music, Plato's Republic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome back, sort of

The new library is open five of seven days and a total of 45 hours per week. But why shouldn’t it be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days per week or 77 possible hours? By my reckoning … Continue reading

Posted in filthy lucre, Plato's Republic | Leave a comment

VMware will spend more on toilet paper than taxes in the flaccid proposal by Burt, Shikada and Dubois

The local rag reports that leadership is considering capping the business tax to less that $1m per account and said that in the example of VMWare, the tax proposal, linked to their commercial lease or their real estate asset and … Continue reading

Posted in filthy lucre, Plato's Republic | Tagged | Leave a comment

Open letter to Karen Kienzle

  In sympathy to your situation and in memory of our mutual friend Joe Zirker whose art is pictured above with musician Larry Ochs and myself December 12, 2019 I will produce a series of awkwardly timed 3:30 PM events … Continue reading

Posted in ethniceities, filthy lucre, Plato's Republic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Earthwise Music in the Palo Alto parks initiative, summer/fall, 2022

The Waybacks Sunday, July 10, 2022 2 p.m. Amendola Vs Blades Sunday July 17, 2022 2 p.m. Citta Di Vitti Sunday, July 24, 2022 2 p.m. Native Elements Sunday, August 7  14, 2022, 2 pm at Mitchell Park bowl (note … Continue reading

Posted in jazz, music, Plato's Republic, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dave Price is a big fat idiot

Dave Price is a big fat idiot     Dave Price in today’s Post has a column about the upcoming elections. Dave Price who has banned me from his pages and refused to run my mother’s death notice (Barbara Hayms … Continue reading

Posted in Plato's Republic, words | Tagged , | Leave a comment

No balls and two strikes

I spoke with our mayor Pat Burt today and he told me that although he initially thought he could raise $40m (towards our roughly $200m budget) via a business tax, he has lowered his expectations to $10m. At a recent … Continue reading

Posted in filthy lucre, Plato's Republic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

June swoon >>> just added

I’m cutting and pasting this from last week’s post plus a few other just added: TAMMY HALL, solo piano at Johnson Park, downtown north Palo Alto, 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 – (note: Stanford plays USC later that afternoon, … Continue reading

Posted in filthy lucre, Plato's Republic, sex | Tagged , | Leave a comment

We are the world

Gertrude Stein said I write for myself and strangers. As I sit the world around me is increasing, approaching 9 billion souls and bodies. I am actually South County today, so we are more like 2 million not the 60,000 … Continue reading

Posted in music, Plato's Republic, sex, this blue marble, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment