Category Archives: words

language or etymology

Plastic saxophone at Perry Lane

He had hi-fi speakers up on the roof of the house and suddenly out here in God’s great green mountain ozone erupts a manic spade blowing on a plastic saxophone, namely an Ornette Coleman record. It’s a slightly weird path … Continue reading

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Kudos to Kobi, but it was Michael Wang of Paly who unearthed the David Starr Jordan concern

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The tough, the strong

For certain members of the Gunn student body and community, the pulse must quicken with anticipation this week and perhaps for the next 12 days, a rarified situation created by Gunn’s selection to the Central Coast Section basketball tournament. The … Continue reading

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Award for welltimed silence

I appreciated Bet Ratliff’s think-piece about jazz solos and the Grammy awards. and here is a screen shot of my favorite graph: (which is the newspaper equivalent to a jazz solo)

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This dust of birds

Werner Herzog appears on stage atStanford Feb 2 to discuss his favorite book, about peregrine falcons. No word yet on what type of gastro stunt he will simultaneously endeavor.I’m liking the new Bird Dog, on Ramona roasting up a leather … Continue reading

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Huzzah for the new bully pulpit

1 2. Item one is a screen capture of a six-word curse I posted on Palo Alto Weekly online in reaction to Pat Burt, who I consider a bully, i.e. borderline violent and near out-of-control, being elected mayor, although it … Continue reading

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Bitch, I’m Johanson

  I have merging two items, one about the damage to the Chris Johanson mural on Cali Ave in Palo Alto, the second, about a despute 35 miles north regarding proposed public art near Mission district BART, because the headline … Continue reading

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