aaryn-web
Oct. 7 2013
The court case that had me transfixed through much of the summer was the forebodingly named Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl. Maybe you've heard of it?
aaryn-web
Aug. 19 2013
In today's pain-free state, it doesn't begin to seem reasonable that I took a $2,200 ride in an ambulance to the hospital. But it was that bad. I'd diagnosed myself with something imminently terminal,...
aaryn-web
Aug. 5 2013
Poor Edwin Decker. I don't know which is worse. First, his column space gets co-opted by his better half, the wicked-smart Mizz W. (I've met her and can attest that Decker is playing up.) And now La Belfer...
aaryn-web
Oct. 8 2012
What with the tiresome budget fights, cutbacks and narrowly averted layoffs, there aren't many reasons to be happy with the San Diego Unified School District's Board of Education these days
aaryn-web
Sept. 24 2012
I was walking through the mall the other day, forced to go to the Genius Bar after the genius move of inadvertently leaving my iPhone in standing water, when I was accosted by the kiosk people
aaryn-web
Sept. 10 2012
I know that the echo chamber is crushing Barack Obama since last Friday's jobs report, but I spent the three nights before that watching the Democratic National Convention, and I am in love!
aaryn-web
Aug. 29 2012
As I sit at my desk, I notice the light has faded. I look out my office window and decide, when the garden lights pop on, that it must be nearly 8:30 p.m., but then I look at the clock and my worst fear...
aaryn-web
Aug. 22 2012
Top 10 regrettable San Diego fashion trends
aaryn-web
Aug. 15 2012
Some time ago (OK, fine, so it was just before Ruby started kindergarten), after many years of struggling with our now 7-year-old's well-documented sleep issues that-at their very worst-forced my husband...
aarynbelfersandiego
Aug. 1 2012
We human beings are crazy, aren't we? I'm convinced that most of us are doing the best we can to be good people, to do the right thing and to evolve and grow and all that
aarynbelfersandiego
July 18 2012
On the last day of June, while still percolating over a Boston Globe article in which white author Jeff Jacoby claimed that "America's racist past is dead and gone," my family headed north...
aarynbelfersandiego
July 3 2012
Last month, my daughter celebrated her seventh birthday, and let me tell you: Nothing makes a middle-aged woman feel more at home in the sweat-soaked country of peri-menopause like her baby turning 7
aarynbelfersandiego
June 20 2012
We need to talk about another war, one that threatens the soul of San Diego. If we even have a soul, which I very much doubt. The grave danger is U-T TV. Warning: Expletives ahead
aarynbelfersandiego
June 6 2012
I predicted the winners to be the zombies. The asshole zombies, that is. And I was right. Just look at them. And the losers? Well, that would be you and me
aarynbelfersandiego
May 23 2012
Last month in Oceanside, N.Y., Christine Dougherty wrote to her son's principal requesting that he not sit for the standardized state exams. In the letter, posted to United Opt Out National's website,...
aarynbelfersandiego
May 8 2012
Ah, yes, glorious summer: when bedtime is a foreign word I cannot pronounce, when concerts in the park and concealed beverages are regular features of any weekend
aarynbelfersandiego
April 11 2012
It makes no sense that my baby could be tucked safely in bed while Sybrina Fulton's was being profiled, stalked and murdered by a self-appointed neighborhood policer and negro-phobe who, more than a...
aarynbelfersandiego
March 28 2012
Last week, a parent at my school planned a parent-child walkout during school hours. She asked that we gather with our children for all of 30 minutes to say that we oppose the draconian cuts that could...
aarynbelfersandiego
March 14 2012
Yes, my opening bid for Beach Body Boot Camp was also the only bid for Beach Body Boot Camp. And this is how I came to find myself at 8 a.m. two Saturdays ago, not snuggled in bed with a cup of coffee...
aarynbelfersandiego
Feb. 29 2012
But this column is not about one school's innovative money-raising methods, because many schools are doing that. No, it's really about various trends I've noted and have come to enjoy in some manner—either...

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