Category Archives: words

language or etymology

Twelve recent photos in my smart phone that illustrate something about me better than 1,200 words might

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Sylvie Simmons wrote this (as told to Mark Weiss)

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Earthwise Monthly Totals January thru October

I have 3,159 published articles on Plastic Alto, a wordpress format. On the internet. Despite hating the internet. I know, cognitive dissonance. Some of those posts have just a headline, like 10 words. Some have 10,00o words, like the treatise on … Continue reading

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(N-Word)-dog VS (N-Word)’s dog

something deeper than these changes or being punk’d by punctuation I watched the 49ers’ opening game early Sunday at The Old Pro, formerly The Old Pro’s Bar. The bar was in a quonset hut on Pepper near El Camino and … Continue reading

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Earthwise Sagejubako

Five post-meridiem, Lytton Plaza, twenty-two September, Wednesday: Scott Amendola, drums versus Wil Blades, Hammond B-3 organ with Leslie cabinet; Two post-meridiem, Lytton Plaza, two October, Saturday: Brittany Haas, fiddle; Jordan, guitar, Hawktail; Two post-meridiem, Mitchell Park Bowl, seventeen October, Sunday: … Continue reading

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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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