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By Paul Bendix

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About this blog: A 32-year resident of Menlo Park, I regularly make my way around downtown in a wheelchair. This gives me an unusual perspective on a town in which I have spent almost half of my life. I was educated at UC Berkeley, and permanentl...  (More)

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I Was Internet Scammed
May 2, 2014 6:33 pm
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Utterly embarrassed, I admit to falling for an Internet phone scam. Well, not quite. I bailed out just in time. Still it was a close call.

Busily at my desk one... More
Downtown Collides with Reality
Apr 29, 2014 1:26 pm
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Homeward from a long trip, the airport van reveals Menlo Park's quiet charms...and one not so quiet. A rush-hour train blasts across Ravenswood Avenue. There is... More
Life, Death and Rails
Apr 20, 2014 12:59 pm
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I try to avoid high-risk behavior...yet my last-minute dashes for Caltrain's 8:39 morning express border on suicidal. It's easy to forget that trains defy rules... More
Life, Death and Rails
Apr 20, 2014 12:50 pm
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I try to avoid high-risk behavior...yet my last-minute dashes for Caltrain's 8:39 morning express border on suicidal. It's easy to forget that trains defy rules... More
Medical Madness
Apr 18, 2014 10:31 pm
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The American healthcare 'system' is a kind of madness. And even a marginal improvement could make a big difference. That's why I'm sympathetic to Obamacare.

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