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Spectrum - July 23, 2010

Guest Opinion: Shifting the paradigm of Palo Alto to the world

by Wolf Price

I'm just another person from Palo Alto working to continue this city's pattern of innovation. I was born and raised here by a family of artists, both parents professional photographers, so I didn't fit into the normal Palo Alto trend.

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Wolf Price is a native Palo Altan and attended Palo Alto High School before embarking on creative and educational travels. His website is, and he can be e-mailed at


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Posted by Phoebe Z
a resident of Addison School
on Jul 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This is wonderful Wolf, I love hearing about your travels and your perspective on the fundamentals of travel and culture. I think this is very important for people to learn, at any age. I am so happy to see you on such a magical path.

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

it's inspiring to see what Wolf has done in life and will do in the future without having gone to college. We should teach our kids to understand that college is just a step on the path.

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Posted by Angela
a resident of another community
on Jul 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Hi Wolf, I met your mother in Ubud, Bali. We made an instant connection and she is dear to my heart. I am from Hawaii, been living in Bali full-time for 7 months. Your article is right on the money, living simply, immersing yourself in the culture, not being a tourist and stopping to reflect on life's daily lessons...prior to coming to Bali I was not spiritual and so uptight. Now every day I wake up alive I am so happy to have another opportunity to continue my journey and make a difference. While everyone back home thinks we are crazy or "checking out", if they would take a blind leap of faith to see the world, their lives would be forever changed. Keep on the good work and aloha

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Posted by Wolf's Dad
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I also want to add Wolf found love and married this year.

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Posted by Suzanne Barnett
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I am Wolf's grandmother, and I was very disappointed that Wolf wasn't going to attend an Art University. I have been proven wrong. I am very proud of Wolf. He is an extremely talented young man, and I realize now that he had the courage to follow his dream.

I am a Television Producer of 2 of my own Shows. I had Wolf as my guest on a recent Show. He was so well informed about his life experience, travels etc., as well as being so enthusiastic about his unusual new life style . I have had very good feedback on his performance.

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Posted by Andrew L. Freedman
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

Hi Wolf,

Your article here is inspiring and brought back memories of my Peruvian travels!

I too grew up here in Palo Alto and when I was 22, I asked a travel agent to find me a place that is far away, different, and inexpensive. At that time (1979), the Peruvian Government offered a special charter flight (LA - Lima - Cuzco - Lima - LA) for only $386. The catch, you had to stay there for 3 months.

Having never traveled, I was stunned at first when I arrived in Lima. I learned to travel cheap, 2nd class, with the Inca's their animals, by bus and train. I met so many people and made many friends. I learned more in 3 months than, more than what a university could have taught me. In looking back, it was one of the best times of my life.

I really enjoyed reading your article - you are a very good writer!


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Wolf, thank you for taking the initiative to get this published right here in Palo Alto. I love that you have "come home" with your message of living a creative lifestyle and learning so much about yourself by serving communities and being open to new experiences.

This is really a perspective that we can only get by doing it ourselves, but what you've written gives us something to drool over in the meantime.

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