Category Archives: words

language or etymology

Anything with love

Yes, I use “they/them” pronouns and the reason why I put “and anything with love” is because I appreciate words that can be used to signify community or kinship. Given that I am Black, I often hear phrases (especially from … Continue reading

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Nina Simone tribute, ‘Skin’ by Sabyne Pierre

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Gift of Gab

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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on

Susan Slusser* in today’s Chron describes baseball pitcher Joe Ross of the Washingtons as a “tarter”. Ross, a Bay Area native who led Bishop O’Dowd to the CIF North Coast sectional quarterfinals held the Giants my favorite team to five … Continue reading

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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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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan assault case

Gilvanni Johnson, age 57, pictured above, was a receiver and special teams player for Michigan Wolverines football circa 1985, three seasons, 36 games, a teammate of Jim Harbaugh the current coach and the former Palo Alto Viking three-sport star. On … Continue reading

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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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Let’s rename Foothills Park as a tribute to Al Young, of Palo Alto, the California poet laureate, who died last month

Let’s rename the park, for a Black man.We’re all equal, not a sequel.With 2020 hindsight, we’d repair the funkAll the other parks, they want the darks. We charge the poor to park the car,but we don’t tax the man, and drive … Continue reading

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Joan Didion, ‘The White Album’, The Getty Museum, Bethany Yarrow, Eugene McCarthy riff

Joan Didion says that the Getty’s collection of antiquities says more about the 18th and 19th century craze for antiquities than it does about the periods from which the pieces emanate. (Didion, 1979/2009 p. 75).Reminds me that I once saw … Continue reading

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Donald Trump VS Richard III, and other personae

James Shapiro claims that Donald Trump may be the only US President not interested in Shakespeare. (2020, p.203) Someone else said he is the only president with no sense of humor.  Reminds me that it must have been 1987 that … Continue reading

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