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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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Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control
Mar 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 10,711


Students in Washington D.C. during National Walkout Day, March 14, 2018.

During last week’s National Walkout Day, a nationwide demonstration... More
Always Moving: Jazmin Toca's Tale of Joy, Disability, and Purpose
May 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 10,105

==I This piece is the first in a multi-part series, telling stories about employees of Ada's Cafe -- the 501c3 nonprofit cafe in the Mitchell Park community center,... More
In the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness, A Young Woman Finds Reasons to Live
Nov 6, 2017 10:26 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 9,460

When Jennifer Thompson’s ribs began to crack, people started taking her seriously.

By that time, Thompson – now twenty-two – was eighteen years... More
Guest Post: Youth, Illness, and Advance Care Directives
Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 8,820

==I This piece is a guest-written essay by Leilani Graham, a Palo Alto native and graduate of Henry M. Gunn High School. Leilani is now a San Francisco-based writer,... More
Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
Nov 20, 2017 10:16 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 8,786


Left: Andy Burnham in 1978. Right: Burnham today.

Looking out toward a sunny Autumn morning in Palo Alto, Andy Burnham described his moment... More
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