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elizabeth

Los Angeles, California
I am a writer living in southern California with my husband and three children. I am currently working on a book, a memoir of sorts, about raising a child with a severe disability. My work has been published in several magazines and journals, including Spirituality and Health and The Los Angeles... Full Bio
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Peace, Anonymous by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The positive thing about getting Anonymous comments that are -- let's say -- critical, is that they inspire some thought for me beyond caregiving and dildos and th ... Read on »
One Thing at a Time, Over Twenty Years Worth of Days by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Temecula, CA December 2014 So, I was talking to a fellow caregiver yesterday who was having a particularly grim and hard day. Milestone birthdays were inv ... Read on »
McMansions in Los Angeles: Curses and Imprecations, Part 2 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, in lieu of having a heart attack, I thought it might be more constructive to document the bullshit going on in our neighborhood. This morning, the 75 year old ho ... Read on »
McMansions in Los Angeles: Curses and Imprecations by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I woke up to the sound of crunching metal and shrieking glass, a tile roof smashed in, the house behind ours leveled to the ground by construction monsters. Screw ... Read on »
Hedgebrook 2015 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My hotel bed, where I lay for many hours this morning with muddled, joyful thoughts I can't persuade myself that writing is honest work. It's ... Read on »
This is not a lacrosse blog by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This time we're in San Diego, and Henry played two games of box lacrosse today. I know even less about box lacrosse than I do about regular lacrosse, but it looked as ... Read on »
It's HERE! by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The 30:1 ratio cannabis product, now classified as hemp oil, is here. Hallelujah! We are, of course, hoping that with the higher ratio, Sophie will get back to bette ... Read on »
I'm a Flower of the Mountain but not The Sick Rose by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A book that I was tempted to buy yesterday but didn't It's 3:16 pm on the west coast, we're battening down the hatches in anticipation of some big rains ... Read on »
My loud vernacular horn by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My oldest Christmas ornament is an owl in a globe from 1971. In any given moment, my house, all decorated for the holidays, can look charming or like some hellish ye ... Read on »
Poetry and Torture by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe. Bertrand Russell  ... Read on »
Dispatch from the Revolution: Cannabis Oil Update by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, land on barbarous coasts. Captain Ahab, in Herman Melville's Moby Dick ... Read on »
Oceanside Hustle -- Day Two by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It was a glorious morning in Oceanside, and this particular morning Henry and I had the arguable privilege of seeing the sun rise. The skies heading down were waterc ... Read on »
Oceanside Hustle by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I spent about 8 hours on the lacrosse fields pictured above, a hop and a skip and a jump from the Pacific. In fact, seagulls flew maniacally over the vast expa ... Read on »
A Gift from a Young Woman/Angel by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've known Jessica for several years as an artist and young woman with epilepsy who also happens to read my blog. Jessica's seizures are extremely debilitating, but ... Read on »
Click and Read and Listen by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It was Oliver that pointed to the billboard that you see above and noted the grafitti on it. What the hell? the three of us thought, quite rightfully. Even the Speci ... Read on »
Bless Our Hearts by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My dear friend and fellow blogger wrote a blistering post today that all a ya'll should read. Here's a teaser The fantasy of what The United States of America is is ... Read on »
More Idle Thoughts, Not Idyll by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A power line running through a piece of a branch My friend Jeneva Stone wrote a remarkable comment on her Facebook page about disability, white privileg ... Read on »
Idle Thoughts, Not Idyll by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What I'm thinking about Well, mainly my own obstreperousness and reactivity to the patriarchy. I keep thinking of all the discussion about the events in Ferguson ... Read on »
A French Or Maybe Italian Movie by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Moi, 16 months old and dead serious About 6:15 tonight, after I'd dragged in a couple of bags of stuff from Target and a giant box of diaper wipes, afte ... Read on »
Rain Thoughts by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It doesn't get much better than that, as they say. Read on »