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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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Cat House
Dec 2, 2013 3:44 pm
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Monday morning, my wife's day off, and I get my wobbly legs out of bed, swivel toward my wheelchair...but not quite. It's an early hour, late in life...and I know... More
A Modest Proposal...For Prisons
Jan 2, 2014 7:36 pm
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Having argued about how to spend public money...let's argue about how not to spend it. On prisons.

Yes, we certainly need them. No, we do not need to incarcerate... More
The Great Beauty
Dec 13, 2013 4:37 pm
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Rococo fountains splashing, Renaissance statues exalting, marble colonnades flying...yet even Rome can become fatiguing. That's one introduction to The Great Beauty... More
Menlo Goodbye
Apr 13, 2015 8:12 pm
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When your wife asks, without an ounce of irony, what to do with medicine that expired in 1986...you know you are really moving. Thing is, in 1986 Menlo Park already... More
'Fading Gigolo' Shines at the Guild
May 9, 2014 7:25 pm
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'Fading Gigolo,' now at the Guild, pleasantly defies expectations. This charming little film directed by John Turturro misleads with its title, and even its costar,... More
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