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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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Reader Guest Post: Life's Map
Apr 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 11,448

==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: 10,528

==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: 9,617


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: 12,979

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
Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
Feb 20, 2018 9:20 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,807

As I walked into the patient room of a local hospice facility early this year, I knew what to expect: An eighty-year-old woman, with gently-curled hair and a strained... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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