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An Alternative View

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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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Q: In what country is Venice, Italy located? A: Paris. Q: What is the biggest city in the world? A: Asia?
Jul 6, 2021 3:47 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 7,127

A segment of one of Jay Leno’s TVs shows had a man-on-the-street interview, this time with some older teens and young adults in their early twenties. The questions... More
Can we curb climate change?
Jul 1, 2021 12:17 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 8,568

With soaring three-digit high temperatures suddenly hitting Seattle, Portland and Canadian cities to the north, causing a record heat wave from a stalled heat dome,... More
The uncomfortable downward slope toward more conservative Christian churches
Jun 22, 2021 3:21 pm
Comments: 45 | Views: 8,682

Our Christian churches in the U.S. suddenly seem be not only tilting to the right, but rather sliding down a hill to join with the conservative Republican right... More
Why does it take Palo Alto so long to get things done?
Jun 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 6,759

A recent headline in one of the local papers declared “City moves swiftly to …” A local city moves swiftly! Wow! I say. Because to me, local cities... More
Coping with a tragedy — without coddling ourselves
Jun 9, 2021 12:45 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 6,775

Several years ago, I had lunch with a local police chief and realized he was a bit silent. “Everything okay?” I asked. “Well, not quite,”... More
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