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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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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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The Power Outage: From a Lemon to Lemonade
Mar 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 3,909

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, my power went out, along with 7,000 other Palo Alto residents. I think for all of us on the Peninsula, power outages occasionally occur, so... More
The coronavirus vaccine: So we had the capability of sending a man to the moon . . .
Mar 20, 2021 4:00 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 4,817

The incompetency in this country to produce and provide enough COVID-19 vaccines to Americans is most disturbing. As the age-old adage goes, if America can send... More
What I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions
Mar 9, 2021 2:36 pm
Comments: 72 | Views: 8,156

Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”... More
Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
Mar 2, 2021 4:31 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,479

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: 26 | Views: 5,878

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
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