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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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Children Are Dying - A Guest Post by Mark Storck* by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Raegan and Deb at Disneyland, 2012 CHILDREN ARE DYING Children are dying. I cannot put it any more succinctly than that. Their suffering goe ... Read on »
Saturday Morning West Coast Re-Post by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I got nothing. I clicked on one of those LinkWithin thingees at the bottom of my posts yesterday, though, and pulled this up. It made me laugh, and lord knows, I need those. ... Read on »
Dispatch from the Armenian Centennial March in Los Angeles on the Corner of My Street by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It was positively deserted and definitely eerie looking south. People were trickling in, probably from Glendale, the second largest city behind Los Angele ... Read on »
Finding a Still Space in a Mad, Mad World by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had an interesting discussion with the doctor who helps us dose cannabis and monitor Sophie's progress on the oil. We spoke a bit about the obduracy of Certain Neu ... Read on »
The Greatest Healthcare System on Earth, Part 5,346,789,340 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health a scene from Brazil, the 1985 Terry Gilliam flick whose brilliant scenes prefigured my life by 3 decades I opened an Explanation of Benefits online this ... Read on »
When the Moment, Much Less the Day is Everything by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I watched Sonjay Gupta's third segment of Weed the other night on CNN and was struck in particular by what the wife of a soldier being treated for PTSD said about th ... Read on »
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions* and Some Observations** by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Questions 1. (The well-meaning stranger) What's wrong with your daughter? She has a rare form of epilepsy. Can't they give her something for that? Wh ... Read on »
Queen of the Palms by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Refusing heaven. That awful rowing toward  about the stars and broke in days and years. Hurt? the doctor asked as she plunged the needle into ... Read on »
On the Road with Disability Education by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Many of you contacted me about a follow-up after I posted about a presentation that Oliver and I did  for a group of fifth graders at a very exclusive private sch ... Read on »
Talking with Boys, Part 759 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Henry, your face looks wonderful! Your skin is all cleared up! See, I told you Mom. Picking at it constantly works. Read on »
A Books & Bakes Chechen Feast by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health That's what I looked like several hours before last night's Books & Bakes, mainly because Saint Mirtha wasn't there yet to help me and also because what the hell w ... Read on »
Gulliver's Travels by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Still Life with CWHO and Frida** "Absolutely,"  Christie said. "I will crack down and not permit it." That was the answer Governor Chris Christ ... Read on »
Safe Option for Seizures: Here's Something You All Can Do by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A few minutes of your day can help to change things in this crazy old world. Here's what you need to do: Watch the PSA Recognize that it's a step forward ... Read on »
SOS by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Oliver has learned Morse Code, downloaded an app to "do it" and walks around the house communicating with us. The only trouble is that each dot and each dash on the ... Read on »
Paper Flowers by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I sit every morning now at my computer with the sound of heavy machinery, including drills, in the background as the workers continue to construct the latest McMansi ... Read on »
Other by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The impulse to separate some groups of people from the category of the human, is, however, a universal one. The enemies we kill in war, the convicted prisoners we lo ... Read on »
The Brothers Are Back by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Can you spot the clues to the boys' return to the house? Read on »
Thinking About by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today is the day that ended with me getting my boys back, and I'm glad about that. I puttered around today, cleaning up, organizing my crap, reading some magazine ar ... Read on »
Saturday Three-Line Movie Review by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health While We're Young I am definitely a decade too old to truly appreciate this funny, light-hearted and sometimes ridiculous movie, but there were moments when I tho ... Read on »