Category Archives: influences and inspirations

Photo journal from my campaign

A week later I feel enervated having received 4,316 votes. One of five voters picked me for their ballot. So now the question is: how can the New Residentialists organize to get Palo Alto back on track, and what can … Continue reading

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Life is like riding a bicycle

edit to add: I knew Ellen Fletcher only slightly; Terry and I spoke to her at a Stanford game, at the bike racks, a year ago fall. The artwork above is by a PAUSD student, on display near Council chambers, … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader’s Cubberley appearance and “The Seventeen Solutions”

I am reading a new Ralph Nader book “The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for our American Future”. I caught the first 30 minutes of his lecture at Cubberley Thursday, before sneaking out to make my own appearance at the Palo … Continue reading

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Enid Pearson speaks truth to power re 27 University

Palo Alto parks under siege Dear Editor: It’s the 1950s and ’60s again. Palo Alto is under siege by developers. After Measure E, we now know that no park is safe from developers. Measure E locks up 10 acres of … Continue reading

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‘Make No Law’

“Make No Law” is a 1991 book by Anthony Lewis about the Sullivan Case which still establishes the bulk of U.S. Constitutional law about libel law and citizens’ ability to comment on public officials. Much of my activism here, for … Continue reading

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U.S. State Department and McFaul Support Jailed Rock Band

The United States is concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the case against the members of the band Pussy Riot and the negative impact on freedom of expression in Russia. … Continue reading

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The Robert Reichs

(Try to play both videos simultaneously) (I wrote 600 words about this at “Plastic Alto” the blog) edit to add, Thursday the 16th: there is also a Rob Reich at Stanford, teaching poli sci; Stanford’s Reich went to Yale while the accordion … Continue reading

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