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I live and work and write in Oakland, California.
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Diaries published: 479 (402 days since last diary on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 09:41 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 5632 (401 days since last comment on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 07:36 PM PDT)

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Most Recommended Diary: Watch this Video, 273 comments, 870 recommends

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kid oakland's Most Recent Diaries:

It was more than twenty years ago, and it was late at night in the student center at my university. There were two of us in the room, a small fluorescent-lit corner office with crappy tables and ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 214 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 09:41 PM PDT with 378 Recommends
Hello, my handle is "kid oakland" and I began writing on dailyKos...a very long time ago. The reason I bring that up is because when I started out here in 2003, I was 34 years old. That's old ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 127 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:55 PM PDT with 454 Recommends
As of today, nearly two million Americans who are among the long-term unemployed have been without federal unemployment extension benefits for 46 days. While that means hot water for some ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM PST with 22 Recommends
This excellent article on "the eroding Middle Class" by Nelson Schwartz featured in the business pages of the New York Times yesterday. Schwartz wasted no time painting a bleak picture. After ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 171 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:05 PM PST with 329 Recommends
Today, I'd like to ask you to do something unusual. In involves a pen or pencil and one sheet of paper. There's nothing all that consequential about the particulars of what you do with that ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 03:38 PM PST with 80 Recommends
I'll never forget the first time I visited New York City. It was the spring of 1987, and I had just been accepted to Columbia University with enough financial aid (basically all my tuition covered) ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 03:51 PM PDT with 144 Recommends

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