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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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Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
Nov 20, 2017 10:16 am
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Left: Andy Burnham in 1978. Right: Burnham today.

Looking out toward a sunny Autumn morning in Palo Alto, Andy Burnham described his moment... More
Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?
Feb 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 8,883

You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty... More
Are We Really Up To This?
Oct 16, 2017 9:54 am
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“Are you really up to this?”

That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless... More
Community Revisited, Part One: Would I Raise a Family in Palo Alto?
Jan 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 8,573

==I These past few weeks, I have thought quite a bit about community. I've been attending Bible studies and discussions at Stanford, specifically focused on community;... More
Difficult Words and Simple Truths
Oct 23, 2017 10:22 am
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==I CONTENT WARNING: This piece contains discussion of topics pertaining to sexual assault. Names and identifying details have been altered to protect individual... More
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