aaryn1-web
June 29 2015
Like so many other commuters last Friday morning, I navigated my way toward work barely able to see the road through the rush of my tears
aaryn-web
June 15 2015
L ast week was the first of two at my daughter's school during which the new Smarter Balanced Assessments would be administered each day from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. At the exact time most of
aaryn-web
June 8 2015
Depending on which of the plentiful news articles you're currently reading about the California drought, San Diegans have either been really great at conserving water or not so great at conserving water.
aaryn-web
May 26 2015
It was sometime during the early- to mid-'80s when my mother took our kitchen down to the studs. I was between the ages of 12 and door-slamming angst, which, come to think of it, may or may not be all...
aaryn-web
May 11 2015
Allen Bullock had been sleeping in jail for more than a week, and not too many people seemed appropriately pissed off about it. In fact, most people I talk to about him just stand silently, blinking, blinking.
BW4-19-15
April 27 2015
I prepped my fourth-grader this past Sunday for her return to school following a month of unencumbered childhood, more widely known as spring break.
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April 13 2015
Two days after the captured-on-video murder of unarmed black man Walter Scott by white South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, my friend's black teenaged son dared to walk through his Scripps Ranch...
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March 30 2015
Being trapped in the land of So Many Topics to Choose From, I'm compelled to weigh in on as many as will fit on this page. Prepare for the smorgasbord I'm going to lay before you.
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March 16 2015
The only thing obstructing my view of the end of my daughter's fourth-grade year is the ugly last third of it. I say "ugly" because what comes with the final excruciating months is the amplified prep for,...
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March 2 2015
From the beginning, both D&K have been staunch and unapologetic supporters of my ideas and my writing, giving me full reign of the page.
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Feb. 16 2015
In a burst of local activism at my daughter's school last week, I asked a district hoity-toity some questions about an ongoing leadership vortex on campus.
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Feb. 2 2015
My husband's long-articulated worst nightmare became real last week when he bit down on a piece of smothered chicken he'd made the night before and thought he'd been stuck through the tongue with a bone....
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Jan. 21 2015
This summer, my daughter will turn 10 and will officially be a double-digit midget, as my mother used to call me once I'd aged into the tween years. Offensive, I know, but it was 1980. And it was my
backwards1-7-15
Jan. 5 2015
The Sunday before Christmas, while on my way to a holiday gathering with my husband and another couple, I received an email from my mother with an explosive subject line. "Emergency Room," it read
BW12-23-14
Dec. 22 2014
San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf has a problem called "Shirley Owen," which means-paging San Diego-we have a problem called "Lorie Zapf."
aarynweb
Dec. 8 2014
In the days between two grotesque and revealing grand-jury decisions not to indict the killers of two unarmed black men, a photo of a white policeman embracing a weeping black boy kept popping up in my...
BW11-26-14
Nov. 24 2014
Here's the stone-cold truth: I'm into some superficial entertainment right now. Various news items engulf me like an avalanche: President Obama finding his immigration balls a month too late; frat boys...
BW11-12-14
Nov. 10 2014
On this most recent Election Day, the one that saw the U.S. Senate floor-and those of some governor's mansions and local Podunk cubicles across the country-get scrubbed clean with the asses of Democrats,...
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Oct. 27 2014
I don't live anywhere near Encinitas. But a lovely, graceful, terrific writer friend of mine does, and, last week, she-a cancer survivor and user of medicinal marijuana herself-drafted a lovely, graceful,...
backwards10-15-14
Oct. 13 2014
Too many people have been turned off to not running a marathon simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel and they wind up in a mental funk, wondering why anyone would possibly want to...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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