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Mar 30

March 30, 2015

April is the Coolest Month #NaPoMo

April is National Poetry Month. As the Poet Laureate of Alameda, I’d like to invite you to crack open a poetry book and read one, just once, this month. Read an old favorite, like T.S. Eliot, perhaps, whose Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is one of the finest examples of 20th Century poetry (“Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky like a patient etherized upon a table…”) – or maybe watch…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2010

not counting days

Last night I had my first food nightmare — I was trying to stir a pot with not enough beans and vegetables in it, and I remember adding some sliced green peppers and knowing it wouldn’t really help. There wasn’t enough, and no matter how much I kept stirring, it wasn’t enough. I awoke from this dream with a clenched feeling in my chest, an elevated heart rate and a feeling of doom. Ick. Not pleasant. I have anxiety dreams sometimes,…

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Jun 12

June 12, 2008

the end, and the beginning

I think, I think Measure H passed — by 105 votes? That’s the last I heard, and we posted it to the Web but our story for tomorrow still says losing by one vote. At least we didn’t say it had totally lost in big letters. That’s a plus-one for us this week. However, there is a distinct disadvantage to a weekly cycle, mainly, that life goes on no matter when your press run is. So there we are. Tonight…

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May 8

May 8, 2008

Siete de Mayo

~ 7 ~ You heard nothing but silence from me during the Big Weekend, and the aftermath was deadlines, deadlines…so back at the keyboard again. I was not feeling well (see prev entry) so did not make it to two Saturday events but we still had 10,000 guests coming over, well, maybe just 75 or so of our closest friends, so on with the show. We did indeed have that fiesta and it was FABU! Truly fun, with chips and…

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Mar 19

March 19, 2008

Double Duty

We said I would be posting photos from Tuesday’s media blitz for Measure H, and here they are. Just a few made it to print (see tomorrow’s Alameda Sun), but here are some other views from the day. All photos taken by me. Many pix, but to clarify what is whom: 1. Ron Mooney confers with Becca Rosati before the rally begins. 2. Chipman Cougar Cadet Corps march into battle. 3. Elementary school students trash-talk budget cuts. 4. John Larrabe,…

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