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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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Matt Nathanson in San Jose in 2009

Opening the time capsule that was my Canon camera which I had not touched since 2009, I also found this so-so photo of Matt Nathanson Music in the Park in San Jose. I tried to give Matt a copy of … Continue reading

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Reunion Hill by Shindell and Baez and Women on the Wall by Stegner

This is a companion piece to below about Ehren Tool, veterans’ art, coming to Palo Alto Art Center in June. “Reunion Hill” was written by Richard Shindell, for Joan Baez. Here are comparative versions, one by each.   Meanwhile, I … Continue reading

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Stanford teacher wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction novel about North Korea

Adam Johnson is a teacher at Stanford who I was stalking last year, after first noticing him on Charlie Rose. I sent him an email, attended two public lectures and bought his book. I mention or link to him in … Continue reading

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Dao, digressions, dreaming and diaspora

I am paraphrasing but in Dao’s chapbook she reveals that when she first came to the U.S. and was living in a refugee camp the other children would shout her name “Tieu-Dao” and she would try to disassociate or self-negate in some way by replying “Not Tieu…Not Dao”… Continue reading

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Wallace Stegner tribute project featuring Dao Strom, Rob Syrett and

papa killed a snake with his bare hands but I remember blackberries and water hot and cold Continue reading

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