Shiva is Over…Post-Election Thoughts

Shiva is Over…Post-Election Thoughts

The Jewish people have a mourning ritual that takes place after the death of a loved one, called sitting shiva. Seven days of mourning, gathering, visiting, eating deli and wallowing. The more traditional of us have our mirrors covered and sit low to the ground....
Beds are Burning

Beds are Burning

If you’ve paid any attention to any news this week (local, national, and even international), you’ve likely heard about the environmental disaster that is the Refugio Oil Spill.  To sum it up, a pipe carrying crude oil operated by the Plains All American...
Inspiration from Exasperation

Inspiration from Exasperation

I’ve been told that as a little girl, I was a chatterbox. My mind was always going and I had lots of things to say (in English and in what I thought was Spanish. I used to record myself speaking fake Spanish sprinkled with actual Spanish words and then smack my...

Loyalty is Precious

Dear Neighbor (in the overpriced condos to the South with the little white dog that barks incessantly), Hello.  You may not know me, but I’m your neighbor in the early 80’s apartment building with a balcony close to yours.  Your dog knows me though....
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