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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
Mar 2, 2021 4:31 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,232

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.”

Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”... More
Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!
Feb 21, 2021 5:28 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,522

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most... More
Can you hear me yet?
Feb 12, 2021 1:59 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,663

Scene —

Ten members of the “Over 50” club, each sitting in front of their computer, trying to participate in a meeting on Zoom.

Janice: “Can... More
Pesky annoyances are hurting medical clinics — and they need to be solved
Feb 3, 2021 12:43 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 5,467

The medical profession tries to run customer-friendly efficient clinics, and in some areas — like phone call reminders of upcoming visits,— they do a... More
A lot can happen in one year — or — it isn’t what it used to be
Jan 27, 2021 1:26 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 4,111

I am amazed at how our lives have changed around the world because of one stupid virus, that keeps on morphing away so that it becomes more and more contagious.

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