Category Archives: this blue marble

means either geography as in something far away, as the blue marble is like a globe; or means environmental per se like recycling, pollution, green — ok, maybe should be a subcategory of “green marble”? formerly I wrote “this round marble” by mistake and then covered by linking posts to “geometry”. An oblique Jimmy Dale Gilmore Jesse Winchester reference through “Big blue Ball”.

Small world Palo Alto style

I agree with @Watson that the Palo Alto music scene, including events co-sponsored by or produced by The City of Palo Alto and using City facilities, featured more music from Africa, Brazil, sung in Spanish or Portuguese, using interesting poly-rhythyms … Continue reading

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Ten in the Swear Jar or XITSJ

Not to be confused with university of illinois at urbana champaign whatever.I wrote this a year ago, before I was banned from PAW.And thank you XGAU for the inspiration — he had something about Indestructible Beat of Soweto which I’ve … Continue reading

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Out of the blue

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

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Many of the Zomba men know who is Messi, but Ed Sheeran hell no (Ian Brennan, 2019)

(Not sure who the Zomba men are but you have me curious…rrr n)

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Trump appointee to ramp up war on wild horses

Seeks increase of $25 million in next budget to capture mustangs The chronicle had a small wire item about wild horses in the Bureau of land management which I clipped out today. Reminds me that right before I started Earthways … Continue reading

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Flashback to May 2, two years ago, with Lars and Mark

MC Lars was in England explaining the relationship between hip-hop Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe to a group of students, on May 2, 2018. He had them hitting the trochee hard. Upon the trochee hard they hit; something something think … Continue reading

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Contemplating a site specific event at Palo Alto Winter Lodge with Russian cover band in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Petersburg Ice House

I saw Leonid and Friends live at an industry showcase last fall in Nashville and thought of them while reading Elif Batuman’s essay about the Ice House in Russia, based on something that some weird powerful actual Russians did a … Continue reading

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Bird omenology (courtesy of I.D.G)

(Ida sent out a two minute vine of birds singing in her yard, then I stepped out and did 30 seconds very similarly….a couple days later, I found this poem by Al Young, the poet laureate who has a birthday … Continue reading

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