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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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On Metaphor and Mortality
Mar 19, 2019 11:20 am
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==I The following is a condensed version of a speech which I gave at the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, titled "Of Metaphor and Mortality: Why Medicine Needs Stories... More
The Case for Advanced Directives
Jan 29, 2019 8:34 am
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Five minutes. That is all I had to make my case: to convince this 80-year-old man to fill out an advanced care directive. John, as I’ll call him, had served in... More
Love, Justice, and Ada's Cafe
Oct 29, 2018 4:53 pm
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Few things are truly indispensable in life. Or even important, for that matter. True, I often act with the opposite perspective—placing status or looks on... More
The Elevating Embrace of a Man with Down Syndrome
Jul 2, 2018 10:44 am
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==I This piece is the third in a multi-part series, telling stories about employees of Ada's Cafe -- the 501c3 nonprofit cafe in the Mitchell Park community center,... More
Learning Disabilities and the Struggle to Be Known
Oct 15, 2018 1:44 pm
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==I This piece is the seventh in a multi-part series, telling stories about employees of Ada's Cafe -- a 501c3 nonprofit cafe in the Mitchell Park community center,... More
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