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Confluence and Convergence

I wasn’t supposed to be at the intersection of Foothill Expressway and Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto last Wednesday afternoon. A lot of unrelated events, occurring in a seemingly random sequence, put me there. Nor is the intersection particularly meaningful … Continue reading

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The Times May Change, But The Pizza Stays The Same

My beloved wife, a California native, went to graduate school in Chicago. She survived 70-degree-below wind chill, getting mugged on the El, and private school tuition to get her degree. She hated Chicago. She took only one fond memory away … Continue reading

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What If Joel Stein Reads This?

It’s not often that you unexpectedly meet someone you really admire. It’s even less often that you meet unexpectedly someone whom you really admire and are also really jealous of. And of course, it’s really aggravating when they turn out … Continue reading

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Bookends

In the early days of 1978, I was working at a start-up travel magazine in Seattle. It was my first full-time job and the beginning of my publishing career. I worked in as many departments as we had – editorial, … Continue reading

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