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About this blog: I grew up in Palo Alto and now live in Mountain View with my husband, daughter and two corgis. After about a decade grappling with the law, first as a law student at UC Berkeley and then as a litigator around the Bay Area, I left ...  (More)

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Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
Apr 13, 2014 12:32 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 19,772

HBO's new show Silicon Valley opens with has-been Kid Rock playing for a badly attended corporate gala where nobody is listening to him. He finally... More
Is "Her" a Response to "Lost in Translation"?
Jan 10, 2014 12:34 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 17,795

Note: In more straightforward reviews, I avoid spoiling potential viewers. However, this particular post contains spoilers. It is intended for people who either... More
Blue Line Pizza?yay or nay?
Sep 14, 2013 11:06 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 17,528

Blue Line is a train that runs 19.5 miles between O'Hare Airport and downtown Chicago. It is also the name of a great deep-dish pizza place on Castro Street in Mountain... More
Why Catching Fire is So Much Better Than the First Hunger Games Movie
Nov 22, 2013 4:02 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 15,044

As most people know, Catching Fire is the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, but while the second novel sometimes feels phoned-in... More
Where to Get the Best Samosas During Diwali
Nov 2, 2013 9:12 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 13,264

While eating at one of several high-end local Indian restaurants last month, I had a craving for samosas. I ordered the "cocktail" samosas, but was totally disappointed.... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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