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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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Nuts by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In a nutshell, I need to go back to a yoga practice. Read on »
Lacrosse Mother Re-Cap by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Gilroy, CA We drove home six hours last night, and I collapsed into bed after taking a shower that washed away the grime of sitting through three more l ... Read on »
How to Maintain Your Non-Sports Identity at a Lacrosse Tournament:Day 2 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Pull your old green hat low over your green sunglasses. Ignore the lady in the magenta track suit screaming, "Pick up the goddamn ball!" Glance fondly into your tote b ... Read on »
What it's like to share a hotel room with a teenager by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health You get to sleep in until 10:30 in the morning. The universe is abundant. Read on »
Saturday Three-Line Movie Review by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Begin Again It took a sold-out afternoon matinee of another movie that I really wanted to see and had driven too far to see, that propelled me toward buying a tic ... Read on »
Driving to a Lacrosse Tournament, So Here's a Prose Poem by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Spell Some fish for words from shore while others, lacking in such contemplative tact, like to go wading in up to their chins through a torrent of bone-freezing d ... Read on »
How We Do It, Part XLVI : The Real Story by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Commons at Calabasas I wasn't going to write about it, but I think I will. Yesterday, I had to drive out to Calabasas again for Henry's lacrosse pra ... Read on »
Writing, Witches, Wizards and Monkeys by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've felt strangely -- or not so strangely -- inhibited of late in writing, both online and offline. I'm not a tortured writer, and while I can sure write some drive ... Read on »
Sophelia Bedelia, Bananarama Peelya, and a Charlotte's Web Side Effects Update by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health (there's the strip of wood that she likes to bang her head on!) Sophie's motor deficits include ineffective use of her arms and hands, but she has abs o ... Read on »
I'm the sort of pers ... by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I'm the sort of person who looks at the vastness of the universe and is comforted, rather than terrified, by my own smallness and relative insignificance. I've alway ... Read on »
Aggravating Parenting Conundrums, Part 329 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Notice the position of the dishwasher approximately two feet beyond the table upon which the remnants of a peanut butter sandwich, potato chips and a glass of milk l ... Read on »
Bare Arms, Not Bear by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The woman in the black cardigan is my Italian grandmother, and she's standing next to her sister outside of their ramshackle house in the small town of Cosenza in th ... Read on »
Highway Thoughts on Help and Stress by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This morning I drove west to my annual OB/GYN appointment and blew my news blackout to listen to Morning Edition on NPR. They did a segment on stress and the effects of stre ... Read on »
A Stone, Rounded at the Corners, Still Hard by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I put her old ugly pink helmet on yesterday afternoon and let Sophie walk around my room while I tidied it up. Despite her ability to walk and her love for doing so, ... Read on »
Intimidating Words, Part One by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health re·duc·tiveriˈdəktiv/adjective 1. tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude. "such a conclusion by itself wo ... Read on »
I kissed my boy good ... by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I kissed my boy good-bye this morning and sent him off to camp for two weeks. Then I drove home with tears in my eyes because, really, he is literally the life force ... Read on »
Writing, Publishing, Whoring, Middle School and Dr. Suess by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health from my 1973 edition of Dr. Suess' My Book About Me This being published thing is an odd bag. Is that the right expression? My mini-memoir, Hope for a S ... Read on »
Blown Away by Roz Chast by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health If you haven't read her new memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, and you have any sense or artistic sensibility or a dark sense of humor or notion ... Read on »
Six Pictures, Three Sentences by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sophie is a beautiful young woman, sitting in a wheelchair, the v of her clavicle (a bird flew through fireworks, later, the same v). Th ... Read on »
Of Thee I Sing by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Someone is always grumpy on the fourth of Juuuuuuuuuly.  It might be hereditary. Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes, 1902  - 1967 ... Read on »