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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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
California High-Speed Rail: What It Says About Us
Dec 25, 2013 3:57 pm
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It says a lot about us and our general belief in the future.
Our state's infrastructure is largely mid-20th century. In the postwar decades, Californians voted... More
Dec 16, 2013 6:41 pm
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Caltrain is back in the news ? perhaps the 'right news,' if not exactly good news ? that the line is straining to keep up with demand. Of course, this is hardly... 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
Joy to the...Churl
Dec 11, 2013 5:36 pm
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Don't be churlish...that is my point...but it's hard not to be at this time of year. It's seasonal. Hopes soar, human behavior plummets...and somehow, from one year... More
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