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David Caven
Works at Oakland Unified School District
Attended University of Colorado
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Cloudy With No Chance Of Meatballs
There was a time, way back when, Main Street in Louisville was a Mecca for pastaphiles. There was Colacci's . There was Luigi's . There was the Blue Parrot . On any given evening, if one was full and the wait for a table was in the ridiculous to extreme cat...
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You Can Go Home Again
Last week, my wife and I took turns visiting Boulder. We were going to meet up with our respective parents. We were paying our respect to our parents. We had to fly back to Colorado to do that. Which was okay, since it afforded us the opportunity to commune...
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Shared Vectors
There I was, sitting on a BART train, riding toward part of my eventual destination: The San Francisco Airport. I looked at the people around me, all traveling in the same direction: roughly south. By the time the doors opened up and we spilled out onto the...
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Istanbul Is Now Constantinople
Sure I complain about this stuff because, as I was reminded by a very good friend, we are getting old and crabby. Things aren't the way they used to be. This didn't use to be a strip mall. That's where you used to buy the best donuts in the world. Nowhere i...
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It's Been Such A Long Time
It was a badge of honor, those T-shirts. Juniors in high school wore them proudly. Some of us did. I missed out on the first time Boston played in our area. They were a sensation, again to a certain number of us. We memorized the licks, note for note, becau...
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Waiting In The Line Of Fire
When the words "shooting rampage" become commonplace in our collective lexicon, something has gone horribly wrong. I confess that it occurred to me to be outraged and disconsolate after the shooting rampage last weekend in Fort Lauderdale's airport. Estaban...
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Don't Know Much About History
In a week that celebrated the eighty-eighth birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the in auguration of our forty-fifth "president," it might be time to get a little historical perspective. Who better to turn to than Governor of Maine, Paul LePage . ...
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Istanbul Is Now Constantinople
Sure I complain about this stuff because, as I was reminded by a very good friend, we are getting old and crabby. Things aren't the way they used to be. This didn't use to be a strip mall. That's where you used to buy the best donuts in the world. Nowhere i...
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Don't Think Of A Purple Gorilla
See? It's just about impossible not to. It is the part about the marketing plan for the new film called Bye Bye Man  that bugs me so very much. The legend, generated by the studio, is that if you say the title character's name or even think it, it's too lat...
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Press To Play
To call it going down a rabbit hole would be a salacious attack on bunnies everywhere. Our newly "elected" president had his first news conference, and it made news. Just not the kind we are used to reading about when it comes to presidential press conferen...
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Your Show Of Shows
I can remember rushing about, eight years ago, making sure that all those old cathode ray tube machines we had rolling around atop carts could receive the signal transmitted to them. Every teacher in our school was anxious to share the history with their st...
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No People Like Show People
I was one of those bleeding-heart snowflakes who was captivated by Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes last Sunday. She was there to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and she started by talking about th...
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    educator, 1997 - present
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