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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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Alcohol, Opioids, the Loss of a Son: One Couple's Journey Through Pain and Redemption
May 1, 2018 10:24 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 11,183

On a Monday afternoon in October of 2017, Rick and Bev Dyer received the call. Their son, Brian, was in the hospital with a “serious but not life-threatening”... More
Reader Guest Post: Life's Map
Apr 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 9,605

==I This entry comes from a reader of the blog, who has kindly and compassionately written the following piece about her own experience with losing a loved one.... More
What Am I Striving For?
Apr 2, 2018 5:05 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 8,684

==I Recently, my work life and professional aspirations have been getting the better of me. In turn, I’ve felt myself getting worse: tension, unease, and discontent... More
Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control
Mar 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 8,361


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

During last week’s National Walkout Day, a nationwide demonstration... More
Motherlode of Possibilities: A Posture Village in Silicon Valley
Mar 5, 2018 9:35 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 10,292

Growing up in India, Esther Gokhale had a natural love for the human body; whether practicing yoga, dancing, or watching Eastern medical masters around her, she... More
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