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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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Something Wet by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The last few days, if not weeks, have taken me off track.  Getting off track means going back and forth on Facebook or through email about this measles hysteria. Get ... Read on »
Dispatch from the Cannabis Revolution: An Update from the Mermaid Files by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Santa Monica Blvd. February 2015 This morning Sophie refused to put weight on her right foot again. She had not had a seizure, so I don't think it wa ... Read on »
"What Clusterf*^k F*^kery," by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Salem witch trials she said as she thrashed in the raging river into which she'd been thrown. No higher power came to her aid. Guilty as drowned. Read on »
Inoculate Yourself : Thoughts from Ojai and the Writing and the Body Workshop by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, that's one of the beds in the room where I spent the weekend, and that's the sun that slanted in each morning, and that's a fan that sat unused because the air w ... Read on »
Yesterday was an upsetting day ... by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday was an upsetting day when the trivial medium of Facebook became heavy, weighted in pretension. The stomach churns, acquaintances repel and are repelled. Fuck al ... Read on »
Objects In the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (an inappropriate post) by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I hear the whir of the rope even as I turn into the parking spot, the tick tick of my own signal still going. I sit and watch in the rear-view mirror and then th ... Read on »
Dispatch from the Revolution: Cannabis Update and Contortions by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health New York City, 1996 to Christy When Sophie got home from school today, I noticed that she'd once again not drunk much of anything. I gave her the a ... Read on »
When Your New Driver Teenager Forgets to Text You That He's Arrived Safely at School by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am wondering whether he's getting ready to ask me for a new pair of lacrosse cleats. Read on »
Thoughts on Sibling Issues by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've been talking a lot lately to friends and colleagues about sibling issues -- not just the near-constant bickering and conflict between typical siblings (ahem ... Read on »
The Big Purge, Continued by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health to my sister, Melissa who collects the Fisher Price toys and childhood booksthat we threw away long ago by trolling for them on Ebay Before driving up to Poin ... Read on »
January Sunset in Malibu by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I don't know where ya'll live, but you should move here. At least in January and February. The universe is particularly abund ... Read on »
Me and My Shadow by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Or should I say Oliver and his shadow? Read on »
A Latin America Food and Marquez Feast: Group Two by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I held my second Books & Bakes literary and food salon last night with another ten people. Mirtha made her Latin menu again, and I baked a red wine chocolate ca ... Read on »
Italian Relatives by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Relatives, Mendocino, Italy July 1985 The Journey Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down   A steep hill, suddenly sweeping outTo the edge of ... Read on »
Steel Magnolia, Circa 1983 by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Back in the day, I was a little bitty thing and I had no idea about anything at all. My melancholy was rooted, I imagine, in books, in a prodigious imagination, in t ... Read on »
Fox Socks and Leopard Pants and Tiger Mothers by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sophie is on another drink and food strike. She has no problem picking up a myriad of toys and putting them in her mouth, though, so I'm loathe to think it a sore th ... Read on »
When the POTUS Made Me Rethink My Escape Plan to Fiji by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, I'm in the middle of reading this Japanese book about tidying up, and I'm in the middle of doing a smash-up job of purging my home of crap -- books, papers, clot ... Read on »
"Science is More Than Equations or Experiments" by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Last night a friend sent me a link to a video of a man telling a story as part of The Moth presentation at the World Science Festival last May. The Moth is a national storyt ... Read on »
This Is Also Los Angeles With Sophie by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I took Sophie with me to the place across La Brea where they make a sparkly soda drink with lemon and thyme. We hobbled along, Sophie leaning into me, my too-big sho ... Read on »