Linda Wilshusen writes this blog in an attempt to understand herself, her fellow human primates, & everyday life on the home planet by sharing information from the ever-changing & fascinating offerings of science. Her planetary neighborhood is Santa Cruz, California, more specifically the unincorporated urban community of Live Oak, across the railroad tracks and up the street from Schwan Lake & Twin Lakes State Beach. She worked as a planner for over 35 years, including serving as executive director of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission for nearly two decades. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, & is a life-long student of primate evolution. Her husband R is an esteemed workaholic community college dean; she loves having her older daughter Z & family nearby; & most often enjoys learning about the human primate by spending time with grandson Dante rather than staring at a computer screen. She sits on the Santa Cruz City Water Commission representing non-City customers, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Email me anytime: liveoaklinda at gmail dot com.
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