Tag Archives: karen holman

Windshields at ‘Lee Flats’ (7.7 baby!!!)

  I love that old Mary Chapin Carpenter song (tho written by someone earlier) about sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug. Yesterday, at a beautiful though slightly (appropriately?) smoky late morning early aft at Foothills Park, about 40 … Continue reading

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3 Teens kill 4 no motive w 4 pols run with mo money

3 Teens Kill 4 is a band from the 1980s that sound like Talking Heads meet Negativland. No Motive was their first album, both names ripped from the tabloids. Here is my comment in the PAW board — I habitually … Continue reading

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The Great Democracy Tap-Out (of Palo Alto) revisited

It’s 9:30 on a Monday in 2018, and two of the characters from my 2011 opus “The Great Democracy Tap Out (Of Palo Alto)” are reprising their roles, surrounded by seven new leaders. In 2011, Karen Holman alone voted against … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Perry w. Clyde Jones critter (Bynum, North Carolina)

Lane Wurster took me once to visit with folk artist Clyde Jones, in his Bynum, North Carolina home (Chapel Hill area). I was at the meeting, and in fact shared a table with ex-Mayor Nancy Shepherd and current Mayor Karen … Continue reading

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New day in Palo Alto

Janus is shifting her gaze from the winter to the spring, rebirth, what comes out of the ashes, what is around the corner now, the fourth week — my birthday week — of the new year. An auspice, I spied … Continue reading

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Price lauds c.b.a. and labor in farewell address

Thank you, Gail, for your service and role model. Good luck mayor-elect Karen Holman. Good luck, vice mayor-elect, mayor to be, we hope, Greg Schmid. Politics make strange bedfellows. I gave brief speech for Nancy Shepherd about how I voted … Continue reading

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I have been floated to this thought this hour

1. I spent two minutes trying to hear a recording made at a show I produced in 1999 at the Cub, over the ambient music and noise in 2014 a Sunday at Coupa in Palo Alto, and I caught a … Continue reading

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We got this say Stanford, or we got next?

I met this woman, the head of Stanford’s Student Union and she told me she organized the event. I have a couple other shots. I did speak to the group for about 2 minutes, and missed most of the previous … Continue reading

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If I Had A Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em

Or: The silver saxophones say I refuse you, PASZ and Measure D considered, with kid gloves Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Keep Council at 9 not 7, but vote for 5 not 3, who do this for love not money … Continue reading

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Ya Es Tiempo Amanda Renteria of Sanger for Congress

I must admit that Sheryl Gay Stohlberg of The New York Times scooped me by five months on the Amanda Renteria of Sanger, California (Central Valley, near Delano) for Congress story. I met Amanda last night at a taco klatch … Continue reading

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