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By Aldis Petriceks

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About this blog: I was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Palo Alto High in 2013. For the lion's share of that time, I had a starry-eyed adoration for my hometown, and all its perks: top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a boomi...  (More)

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Loneliness
Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm
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Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar.... More
Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life
Jan 2, 2019 9:21 am
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==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing... More
What is a Life?
Dec 17, 2018 1:30 pm
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My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished... More
Selfishness, Poverty, and Lunch
Nov 26, 2018 4:11 pm
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I was late to lunch in a new city, chipped and chilled by biting winds. A man entered my gaze as I hurried forward; he was facing what looked like the city... More
Trials of My Grandmother
Nov 12, 2018 4:33 pm
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There was no single change which confirmed, to my mind, that my grandmother had suffered a stroke. She had, of course, but I had been trying to see things... More
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