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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Google Buses
Feb 16, 2014 1:54 pm
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The Google bus, Armistead Maupin recently wrote,... More
The Real Work of 'Saving Menlo'
May 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,025

Precisely who wants to 'Save Menlo' – and from what?

Some middle-aged property owners asked me to sign the recent petition. No downtown merchants seem to... More
Save Menlo ? Let's Get Real
Jun 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,836

A few years ago, I stumbled out of bed and made my jetlagged way to Menlo Park's Sunday farmer's market. Someone handed me a leaflet. Save Our Farmers Market. Alarmed,... More
Medical Madness
Apr 18, 2014 10:31 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 3,834

The American healthcare 'system' is a kind of madness. And even a marginal improvement could make a big difference. That's why I'm sympathetic to Obamacare.

My... More
I Was Internet Scammed
May 2, 2014 6:33 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,822

Utterly embarrassed, I admit to falling for an Internet phone scam. Well, not quite. I bailed out just in time. Still it was a close call.

Busily at my desk one... More
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