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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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Homeschool PE at the Beach and Just Enough Snow by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Oliver and I went for a very long walk today in Santa Monica. It was a blustery day and incredibly beautiful. He actually skateboarded while I walked briskly, and I ca ... Read on »
Betweenpie mountains by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health He dressed for Hopkins that morning and sat alone at the Greek cafe in Beverly Hills, reading of Jackself and thwarted passion, the ice in his glass melting. He wa ... Read on »
On Oscar and Lady Mary by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It dawned blue sky and puffy clouds after last night's downpours, and even now the clouds are skittering across the sky, the air washed clean and cool. I watched the ... Read on »
Complacencies of the Peignoir* by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's a bit gloomy today, both outside and in. A lot of us are feeling depressed or anxious or just plain Sunday-ness. I don't think there's anything to do about it o ... Read on »
Saturday Really Good Lines From Books I'm Reading by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What George told Mrs. Rock then was that her mother was under surveillance and had been being monitored by spies. Mrs. Rock: "You believe your mother was bein ... Read on »
Homeschooling in the Winter in Los Angeles by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health One of Oliver's instructors I know that it's cold elsewhere, and the effects of global warming on our territory is an alarming lack of rain, but this morn ... Read on »
Laugh Like the Buddha by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We just got a new bottle of Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil, and we're back to using the cannabis in a coconut oil base. That seems to be easier on Sophie's stomach than th ... Read on »
Happy Chinese New Year! by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Long-time readers might remember when Oliver and I went to the Chinese New Year celebration in downtown Los Angeles last year. The boy literally dragged me out of be ... Read on »
Mimi and Dona -- a film by Sophie Sartain by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I tend not to think too much about the future as an elderly caregiver to Sophie. I tend to push away the thought that she'll be home full-time when school is finished in two ... Read on »
Post Lament and Citrus Zest by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Really. I just couldn't resist. For the record, I've uninstalled (is that the word?) Facebook from my phone and have pledged to only visit there once or twice a day. ... Read on »
Lament by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health February, month of despair,with a skewered heart in the center. Those are two lines buried in the middle of Margaret Atwood's poem February, and they aptly summed u ... Read on »
Thoughts on Citizen Science and Public Good by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This afternoon, just a few moments ago, as I cleaned up my twenty-year old daughter after a diaper change and prepared to draw up a syringe of cannabis for her aft ... Read on »
Correspondence by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good morning. I know you're all out there celebrating the birth of our Presidents, but I just wanted to tell you that I changed the formatting of my comment section ... Read on »
Vasquez Rocks on Aqua Dulce Road with Sophie by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I took Sophie to Vasquez Rocks, off Highway 14 today. The park was on the sweet-sounding Agua Dulce Road, in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, about forty-five minutes fr ... Read on »
It will never be finished by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Francesca Woodman The Art of Disappearing When they say, Don't I know you?say no.When they invite you to the partyremember what parties are likebefore ... Read on »
Take a Deep Breath and Change the Conversation Along with National Geographic by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health photo by Emily Berl for National Geographic While I wouldn't say this article does justice to my deep feelings of betrayal by and mistrust for the Ameri ... Read on »
Sophie Loo Hoo at School by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I got this photo yesterday of Sophie working on a new spelling program, and it really just makes me burst with gratitude for her aide, for her teacher and for our go ... Read on »
Fycompa, Blue Person Syndrome and Homicidal Ideation by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So, I didn't tell ya'll about the conversation I had with The Neurologist the other day when I took Sophie to a routine appointment there. We talked about arranging ... Read on »
How We Do It, Part LII by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sophie on West End, NYC, 1997 As a writer, I squirm with words. Sophie woke up. Her father made her breakfast. She wouldn't close her mouth over her cup. ... Read on »
Waiting by elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There are days like today when the waiting seems more than ridiculous. The waiting seems not only interminable but insane. We waited for The Neurologist and then we ... Read on »