Monthly Archives: February 2015

“Don’t Dry Those Hands”

My best friend has been stricken with a catastrophic disease. She has lost so much: her soulmate, her career, her memory. She is slowly losing her life. It’s a tragedy beyond anything I could ever imagine for her and her … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Life Matters

A friend sent me a couple of news links. One was that the Home Depot in Emeryville was shut down yesterday by an enraged mob. They were angry that a black woman was killed by the police there a couple … Continue reading

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I’m Just Sitting Here Watching the Wheels Go Round and Round

If you’ve been reading me for a while, you might be shaking your head wondering why I keep writing about Berkeley. “Berkeley, Schmerkeley,” you might wonder in frustration. “Enough, already!” Perhaps you go on: “We get it: it’s a crazy … Continue reading

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The New Weird Order

When I was growing up, I was the black sheep of the family. My parents never failed to remind me of this. “How could I have a child like you?” my mother would wonder out loud. Even my parents’ friends … Continue reading

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Another Day in Paradise

I did something last week that I rarely do: I went out after dark. I don’t like to do this. This area is too creepy crawly during the day, much less at night. But supplies were low, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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