September 6, 2009

There is no there there – or is there?


"There is no there there."
       Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
       American expatriate writer
       Everybody's Autobiography (1937)
       Speaking about Oakland, California

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"The trouble with Oakland is that when you get there, it's there." 
       Herb Caen (1916-1997)
       American newspaper columnist
       Op-ed in in Newsweek, October 23, 1989

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