Author Archives: liveoaklinda

Urban Warriors

Here along the northern reach of the gorgeous Monterey Bay, we usually don’t think of ourselves as living in an urban environment. But we do. The density (people/square mile) of our coastal region is similar to San Jose and San … Continue reading

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Gulches, Greenbelts (…& a Little Bit of Greed)

Hi Everyone! I know – it’s been a long blogging lapse for this primate. I have a good excuse…well, an excuse, in any event. Over the past two years, I’ve been working on researching why Live Oak, the unincorporated urban … Continue reading

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The Braided Stream

I just love this John Hawkes post. Here’s to the braided stream of evolution – human and otherwise.

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Seven Shades of Suicide

Sometimes I wish we were like people of far northern hemisphere cultures who have (or had, legendarily) many words for ice & snow: we could benefit by having a broader range of words for one of the most laden S-words … Continue reading

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In Love with a Seabus

I fell in love in Vancouver this past summer. I still pine for my sweetheart’s comfortably utilitarian seat, her easy camaraderie, her affordability, her expansive harbor vistas, her pleasant accessibility, & her dependable, 15-minute embrace nearly all hours of the … Continue reading

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sometimes you’re the bug

This is dedicated to poor Melania – too bad you hitched your lovely planet to a pathetically sad & narcissistic star. I totally love that Michelle Obama is your inspiration though. Thank you Dire Straits & Mark KnopflerĀ for reminding us … Continue reading

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The Safety Hype of Driverless Cars

Have I already mentioned somewhere that we humans love our mobility? In addition to having a key role in human primate evolution, the mobility goal of ‘more, better, faster’ was a big theme during my two decades at the Regional … Continue reading

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