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Thank you, James Mattis, of Stanford

  “I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” former Trump administation Secretary of Defense, and Hoover fellow James Mattis writes, for The Atlantic. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United … Continue reading

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I Am Sitting at Lytton Plaza Reading George Packer in The Atlantic

[Photo by Matt and Justin –Matt who models at Palo Alto Art Center –Justin his wingman and also a model of sorts — Or we can rest assured he embodies a human form] And1: A couple hours later, I have … Continue reading

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Good luck, soccer Palo Altans Japic, as their lore spreads to Waco, Texas

BLUF: Three months later, I do admit I found it odd that a student from Palo Alto would early-commit to playing intercollegiate sports in Waco, Texas after her junior high school year, and that my comments therefore on the Weekly … Continue reading

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The tough, the strong

For certain members of the Gunn student body and community, the pulse must quicken with anticipation this week and perhaps for the next 12 days, a rarified situation created by Gunn’s selection to the Central Coast Section basketball tournament. The … Continue reading

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Social Justice in Palo Alto & Mountain View

“Evil man make me kill you, baby; evil man make you kill me, baby” Jimi Hendrix, “Machine Gun” 1970 Ladoris Cordell highlights a panel discussion Wednesday evening in nearby Mountain View, along with state senator Joe Simitian and four or … Continue reading

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Seven or eight more media or documents I would think read write about were I faster higher stronger

http://www.amazon.com/Wired-Child-Debunking-Popular-Technology/dp/150321169X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428605905&sr=8-1&keywords=richard+freed+wired+child I wrote and thought about an upcoming land use proposal, which took me most of my morning. I am also prepping for a significant and real-enhanced little ten minute spurt, around 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 15 at 250 … Continue reading

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Colin Bonini for Governor (of Delaware, a small state back east)

I tried to place this comment on a news site, but could not: I am not on Facebook, I am a refuse-nik, so was not actually able to post this: I think Colin Bonini has a core value system about … Continue reading

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Happy new years and back to work, on the ‘stinkers’

I posted this on the Weekly site and will check back every few hours to see how long until they censor me. I suggest rather than censoring me outright, they substitute a euphemism “stinkers” for my word of choice, “asshole”. … Continue reading

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Kageyama w. Packer

http://www.amazon.com/For-Love-Cities-affair-between/dp/0615430430/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top http://www.amazon.com/The-Unwinding-Inner-History-America-ebook/dp/B00ANI9GIQ I got the news, from City of Palo Alto that Peter Kageyama is booked to either speak, read from his book or maybe it’s a clinic, soon, this winter. Sounds pretty good, but I wonder the backstory. And … Continue reading

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Matt Gonzalez, part 2

Matt Gonzalez actually called back, between appointments, and added some additional critique to my efforts. He suggested that even as the Residentialists are becoming bolder here in their push-back against the Developers, that people want a positive message. I agree. … Continue reading

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