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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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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 »
Dear Lord, by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Let me remain patient and filled with lovingkindness as the holiday season commences with The Big O insisting on going up into the attic to get down the lights, firs ... Read on »
Your Holiday Mind by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Oliver asked me to print this file out, his newest entrepreneurial effort.  I'm sort of dying --  THE HOLIDAYS ARE IN AND THAT MEANS CHRISTMAS LIGH ... Read on »
Colored Lights Under the Dome of Dark by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Things are different this year in more ways than one or even two. I piddled around most of the day, unpacking, doing laundry, catching up on email and so forth. I di ... Read on »
Post Gratitude by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The weekend passed in a blur, really. The boys, Sophie and I drove up to northern California and met my parents at my aunt's beautiful house near Palo Alto. My aunt is ... Read on »
Violins, Please by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Don't let appearances deceive you. That might look like a gently mussed white hotel bed, the site of countless assignations, but it's actually the place that saw a bat ... Read on »
Northern California Thanksgiving by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The kids and I drove through the dry and dusty hills up to Los Altos yesterday. What would normally have been a long one was shortened by The Teenager's excellent comm ... Read on »
Dispatch from the Revolution: Homeschooling Field Trip to Judson Glass and Memories of Pastry... by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today, because we have all the time in the world (one day before we have to drive up to Silicon Valley, and I'm taking Sophie which means her first trip in years and ... Read on »
Post Ferguson Gubbinal by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The helicopters circled for what seemed like hours, and I texted back and forth with my sister in St. Louis, with a friend in Oakland and one in New York. Henry soun ... Read on »
Malas and Moonstones by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've taken to wearing malas around my neck, 108 beads to meditate on and a moonstone on my finger, smooth and clear rather than milky whose depths hint at other worl ... Read on »
Books and Bakes by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've been plotting and scheming in my mind for quite some time to establish a sort of reading and eating salon and this weekend, with the help of my sister Jennife ... Read on »
Saturday Three-Line Movie Review by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Force Majeure This very dry and very smart black comedy tells the story of a Swedish family on vacation in the French alps, all middle-classy, struggling with the ... Read on »