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105 North First Street

The U.S. Post Office that is adjacent to St. James Park in San Jose is a splendid building. At first glance, it is quite austere. It is very large, with grand entrances, very high ceilings, and lots of dark wood paneling. 229 more words

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A Story That Will Never Get Old

Yesterday, I fell in love with a musical. It’s not the first time I’ve fallen in love with a musical, but it is the most recent. 305 more words

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

On Sunday, I spent a few minutes watching this small group of people practicing tightrope walking. They were having a lot of fun, and just watching them made me smile. 43 more words

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They Planted The Valley

The city of San Jose, California, was founded to supply agricultural provisions to the missions and presidios (garrisons that protected the missions) of San Francisco and Monterey. 137 more words

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A Message For The Gods . . . Or Planes.

Outside the San Jose Repertory Theatre is the Oionos sculpture by Douglas Hollis and I must have passed it a hundred times.  It was only today that I realized that the writing on it is not designed to be read by humans; at least, not humans on the ground. 110 more words

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Tree Cosies

I recently saw this tree covered with knitting on First Street in San Jose, outside the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I have no idea who did this or why, but the tree is quite delightful. 83 more words

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When Someone Cons You, You Hate Yourself, Not Them.

I have been conned more than once, and each time I blamed myself. I kicked myself. I felt guilty. I found it very, very hard to talk about because it is embarrassing to have been conned. 679 more words

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