Category Archives: words

language or etymology

LAMI at 58: Alden Van Buskirk revisited

We should do another staged readings, this time A-to-Z of LAMI cast or celebrity readers! As I was trying to explain: Alden  Van Buskirk Was a student of Jack Hirschman at Dartmouth or a friend of his – before Hirschman … Continue reading

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They’ve got the beat, but backwards and in heels

I go in and out of obsession with The Beats. One, I read “Kaddish” (AG) with Tom Sleigh, at Dartmouth, in the 1980s, but didn’t really feel it. Two, in San Francisco, in late 1980s, I lived across the street … Continue reading

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Twenty-four Weiss dispatches for Palo Alto Patch, circa 2011 (or pre-‘Plastic Alto’), and 2 other notes on our rights

  I said to someone apropos of my meeting Palo Alto Patch’s Aaron Selverston at the unveiling of the James Moore Bill Bliss bike monument at Baylands, that I subsequently filed a dozen articles there. It’s actually 24. Also a … Continue reading

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Memoir from the bygone five minutes

I went to the basement of a building built in 1988, the west lobby, Littlefield, to register for a Stanford extension course. I was pleased I have chosen to come here in person ; The course is limited to 21. … Continue reading

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I misheard Strutz Levett as ‘Stressful Death’, no reason to denny

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Long bay w long bao

BLUF: Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage Site cultural and geographic feature in Vietnam but the closest I’m likely to get there is the soup from Tamarine at 546 University in Palo Alto. BLUf2: but i’d lump Dumpling Time … Continue reading

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Springtime for H-tler and Bill Johnson

hey i just subscribed 10/mo because I had posted something sensitvie about Nazis (or “natzi’s” which might mean “not Nazis”????) at Stanford and then the computer logged me out for having read a whole 10 articles in one month!! I … Continue reading

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