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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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Be Better by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health She's the reason I subjected myself to speaking in front of a room full of neurologists and a couple of friendly faces today -- or perhaps not the reason but rat ... Read on »
Epilepsy Awareness Day -- Wear Purple and Get Educated About Epilepsy by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sophie's room is lavender, and I actually love the color purple, and we've been living epilepsy awareness every single day, so I didn't commemorate the day until thi ... Read on »
Car Office and Futility by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I dropped Oliver off at two very cool seminars for homeschooled kids the other day and decided to work in my car with my new laptop. I rolled the windows down, parke ... Read on »
Your Very Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote yo ... Read on »
On Condescension and Mama Bears by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health via USA Today*** The National Geographic article has re-appeared. Evidently, there were technical difficulties, but they seem to be resolved. No sooner h ... Read on »
An Incongruous Mermaid*** by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I started Early - Took my Dog - And visited the Sea - The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me - And Frigates - in the Upper floor Extended Hempen ... Read on »
Sidewalk Stains and an Update on the "Disappeared" Article by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I dragged myself out for a walk today and tried to stop and smell the roses. I noticed this stained heart in the sidewalk and would extend the metaphor out, but I do ... Read on »
Weekend Recap: A Bit About Guns, Neurology, Meyer Lemons, Books, Food and Burkas by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Driving Meyer Lemon Those are some Meyer lemons that I picked off my friend Jenni's tree yesterday afternoon, after I dropped Oliver off for a birthday ... Read on »
Saturday Collage with Frida, Van and Oxford Health by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I found my Frida Kahlo Frocks and Socks magnetic set in one of the drawers whose contents I am purging this afternoon. I also found Sophie's original health insuranc ... Read on »
Intention by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Help me, Rhonda. Read on »
Still Searching for the Reason Why National Geographic Censored/Killed the Vaccination Article by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as ... Read on »
Such is my greed, by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health that despite the San Francisco airport Virgin terminal restaurant bar and a Moscow Mule with calamari dipped in lemon aioli, the butterscotch pudding, the article ab ... Read on »
Aging and the Strong of Heart by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I spent another quiet day with Aunt Yvonne. Listen, Reader. As they say, aging isn't for the faint of heart. I'm 51, and while there are days when I feel as if I've dr ... Read on »
Holding Space by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I'm visiting my Aunt Yvonne in northern California. She is quite frail, her once nearly six-foot frame shrunken, her voice a soft rasp. I read aloud to her a bit from ... Read on »
Holding Space by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Not a week goes by that I don't get an email, a note or a comment on my blog from a stranger that expresses some sort of gratitude or solidarity. These make me w ... Read on »
Pi Day and the Night Before by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Pi reminds us that the universe is what it is,that it doesn't subscribe to our ideasof mathematical convenience. Manil Suri  The New York Times I don't know ... Read on »
Jean Vanier and The Templeton Prize by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Templeton Prize "each year honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s breadth of spiritual dimensions, whether through i ... Read on »
Another Episode of Smells Like Bullshit (because, really, it's been some time since I've smelled it) by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!Captain Renault in Casablanca  I contacted the writer of the article in National Geographic to ... Read on »
Silenced? by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, about a week ago a few people contacted me to ask what had happened to the National Geographic article about our family's decision to delay the vaccinations of ... Read on »
Three Pictures by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sunset was weird tonight, windy and orange-hued.The air was thicker than usual, and it might have sprinkled a bit here and there. It's never enough. O ... Read on »