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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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"A friend to all...big and small" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When we walked into the church this morning to celebrate Gus' life, this was the card that some kind person placed into our hands, and the tears began to fall and con ... Read on »
"all the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressi ... Read on »
"Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of... by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I read this remarkable speech of the novelist Haruki Murakami on sarapirat and her adventures . Murakami made the speech a while back while visiting Jerusalem to rec ... Read on »
"Drug Mule Fer Real" - Part IV by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health That's how my good friend Mary Beth brought a recent article in the Los Angeles Times to my attention yesterday in her inimitable North Carolina accent. We went bac ... Read on »
"Hope for a Sea Change" is out and available for purchase! UPDATE! by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A new version of the book with an added, short chapter about medical marijuana, is available and will be downloaded wirelessly if you've already purchased the e-book ... Read on »
"Overcoming Disability" and Other Brilliant Thoughts by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So...bionic legs are okay to dump obscene amounts of research money into, but creating good quality, affordable wheelchairs is not. My dear friend Claire at life ... Read on »
"take black sorrow and make surcease" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Why Isn't It All More Marked Why isn't it all more marked, why isn't every wall graffitied, every park tree stripped like the stark limbs in the house of t ... Read on »
"The occupation is not meant to become a butterfly" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I like this Yesterday I went down to Zucotti park. It seemed like there were at least a thousand people and probably more surrounding the park, pressed up against ... Read on »
"The world is too grand to reshape with babble" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had nothing but babble today, so instead, a poem that I read in Tricycle magazine. Sunlight After days of darkness I didn't understand a second of yello ... Read on »
"This life is so full of confusion already, there's no need to add chaos to chaos" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A friend of mine posted this clip on Facebook, reminding me of one of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies of all time. In this few minutes of film, there's an an ... Read on »
"Today's Sharp Sparkle" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The whole idea of having a poet read a poem to the nation is thrilling to me. Elizabeth Alexander's poem is beautiful, but I thought her placement in the ceremony after The ... Read on »
#don'tstarepaparazzi by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I don't know those people in the photo, but a week ago, when I took the photo, that was the about the fifth time that they had passed Sophie and me and stared, openly, ... Read on »
*** by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It was suggested to me this morning by the great poet Maya Angelou to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Miles Davis was playing while she told me not to compla ... Read on »
... continued by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Coconut Cake, 7:05 am Read on »
1/2 Hour Break by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   I'm sitting in my pajamas and robe at my desk with a glass of water and a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies, on a break from a job that entails being on an open conference c ... Read on »
10 on 10 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Check out ten daily photos over at Mama Manifesto -- a day in the life of ten different mothers at ten different times. My Big O is featured. Oliver has ... Read on »
12 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Henry, my son, was twelve years old on the 25th. He was born a giant -- nearly ten pounds -- and began smiling within weeks. He is filled with joy and ease, one of those peo ... Read on »