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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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Landing on Comets by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today I learned that a space craft has landed on a comet for the first time. That's a photo of the event. Meanwhile back on earth, we got a sort of explanation, poss ... Read on »
The Pee Pocket and Its Relevance to My Blog and An Exit Off The 405 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Not a day goes by that I don't get some kind of marketing query from some misguided person or company who thinks my blog is somehow influential enough to warrant me posting ... Read on »
Cannabis Update Number 3,876,342 with a Profanity Warning by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health If you haven't noticed, I've retreated from the frenzy that is the medical marijuana/cannabis/hemp world. I told you a few weeks ago that I gave up my advocacy "po ... Read on »
Ventura by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut Read on »
How We Do It, Part XLVIV by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Foggy Sunday Morning in Los Angeles November 2014 I don't mourn things much anymore. The what ifs, the might haves, even the should haves. Last night, ... Read on »
The Chronicles of Ape and Iris by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Grandma Ida Mae and Grandfather Charles Haddad Brooklyn Iris and Ape, Ape and Iris. They'd been arguing all morning. You're killing my soul, Ape ... Read on »
Marking Days by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The afternoon sun that falls into my bedroom so early in the late afternoon is delicious. I lie on the bed, done with the day of teaching and driving and laundry ... Read on »
Darwinian Twitter Talk by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Someone told me the other day that Oliver appeared on Twitter, dressed in his Halloween costume of Jake from State Farm. I think I set up a Twitter account a while b ... Read on »
Political Colors by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Los Angeles, after rain All I'm going to say today is that I'm so grateful to live under these blue skies and not in the sea of red that appears to cove ... Read on »
A Tar Heel Fairytale by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I told the boys today that Coach K from Duke had criticized President Obama's ISIS policy, comparing the President to a bad coach. They yelled out epithets and dire ... Read on »
Eye Contact by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, I'm not going to be writing very much on this blog for the next few I don't know how longs as I tend to some personal things, but I just had to post this photo t ... Read on »
Fall back by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've taken a mindfulness meditation challenge with a great group here in Los Angeles called Insight LA. I've sort of pledged to sit -- to meditate -- twice a day for ... Read on »
O love is the crooked thing by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health from Madonna of the Pomegranate by Sandro Botticelli I don't ever pick up pennies anymore, when I see them in the street. They're sad bits of forgotten ... Read on »
Saturday Three-Line Movie Review by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Birdman Watching this movie was a bit like I imagine riding a roller coaster might be if I rode roller coasters and did so while listening to a pounding drum jazz ... Read on »
Sophie, Recovering by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday was a very quiet day despite Halloween. The Brothers were away for most of it, and into the night, too. It was the first Halloween withou ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Some of my favorite photos of Halloweens/costumes past Oliver, or Curious George and his friend Tim, or the Man with the Yellow Hat 2007 S ... Read on »
Ruin is formal, consecutive and slow by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles Holy Mackerel. I don't think I've ever read this one before, and while I wonder why, how often is it that you read a ... Read on »
Jake From State Farm by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, in case you're not on Facebook, I thought I'd entertain you today with this photo of Oliver dressed for Halloween as Jake from State Farm Insurance Company.  I p ... Read on »