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Left-tackle trees

Posted by on Feb 7, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

People in Berkeley age beautifully.  I’ve never seen so many straight-backed seniors in my life.  They’re often wearing...

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The boo!ing bush

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

I don’t know whether to call them homeless, or street people, or beggars, but there are an awful lot of them here and in San...

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Hot jazz with broccoli and cheese

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

I’ve been trying to find my feet here by walking around, but I first went on the Bancroft Way side of the campus.  That’s...

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Those who climb to the summit

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

Almost a third of the students attending Berkeley, says the university website, are the first members of their families to attend...

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A crash landing

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

I was looking forward to coming here for many reasons, but I didn’t think skateboarder-watching would be one of them.  The Berkeley...

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