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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Caltrain's Real Problem
Nov 1, 2013 4:45 pm
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I hear all sorts of complaints about Caltrain. Principally: the trains are crowded and noisy. And there aren't enough of them.
Which reminds me of an old joke.... More
Railing about our Future
Oct 8, 2013 11:35 am
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Bouncing down Live Oak Avenue, my wheelchair fairly flies, the joystick fully forward, pedal-to-metal velocity being all of 6 mph. I can feel a breeze on my face.... More
Noise and High-Speed Rail – What's the Truth?
Oct 11, 2013 7:28 pm
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Regarding high-speed rail....
Years ago, in the midst of a protracted argument over what color to paint the living room, my late wife made a good point. What... More
Politically Correct Gardening
Nov 22, 2013 2:58 pm
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I consider myself an ecological guy, very green in my gardening practices. My wheelchair-height raised beds are bursting with green. Which aside from chlorophyll,... More