Dec. 7 2011
These boys are not the 99 percent, and when it comes to megalomania, they're at the top of their respective games. They think so highly of themselves, in fact, that each thinks he's immune to his...
Nov. 21 2011
Well, here it is—the midyear-budget-cut runaway train is gaining speed and headed toward San Diego Unified School District.
Nov. 9 2011
I can sort of understand why folks snap. There's a finite amount of are-we-there-yets that a reasonable adult can handle. One can only ask a kid to brush her teeth (or wash her hands, or feed the dog,...
Oct. 26 2011
Not all indulgences are expensive, the Times points out. “But they could be on a party-supply list: premixed cocktails and coolers, cheesecake, cosmetics and wine.” Cheesecake saw a 22-percent...
Oct. 12 2011
Kia is wise beyond her years—as they say, an old soul. She is beautiful, warm, funny, kind, creative, insightful and smart. She also happens to be fighting for her life, which took an unexpected...
Sept. 28 2011
In case you haven't heard, an organization called One Million Moms (OMM) has got its flesh-toned, 98-percent-nylon-2-percent-lycra granny panties with the lace waistband all bunched up inside its uber-tight...
Sept. 14 2011
I realized—as I hit forward on song after song— that if I was going to die, it wasn't going to be to a soundtrack that included “Star Witness” and “Maybe Sparrow.”
Aug. 31 2011
The thing is, I don't want my daughter's choices, opportunities, identity, sense of belonging and self-worth -- and those of her black brothers and sisters in this country -- to be dictated by the pseudo-educated,...
Aug. 17 2011
I needed to know how much it would take before I would budown the house and walk away forever. I needed to see if Mr. McGee (not his real name) could actually be a responsible adult and drop his kid...
Aug. 3 2011
It turns out that, when your child goes to a school being slowly devastated, like so many others, by the decisions of people who prioritize war and the interests of a few rich folks, you'll do some crazy...
July 20 2011
I won't laugh at you or make snarky remarks about the slow process of decline that is about to engulf you like a novice snowboarder caught unawares and goofy-foot in an avalanche. Because, truth be...
July 6 2011
I'm over the moon and two stars to the left because the state budget passed last week and with it comes a savings of roughly $260 a year! Can you stand it? It's a veritable coup
June 22 2011
If you're blind, deaf, dumb, lame, old, young, brown and/or poor, you may no longer have services, but you can be proud, knowing you're shouldering all of the sacrifice
June 8 2011
Oy vey. Has it been the season for awful behavior or what?
May 23 2011
Trying to get a decent public education for your child in this city is like walking up a down escalator. On crutches. While simultaneously patting your head and rubbing your tummy
May 11 2011
Each year on this day, my mother asked for the exact same thing, which was to be left alone—preferably on our sun deck in her seasons-old threadbare bikini, with a tube of Bain de Soleil, a crossword...
April 27 2011
As sad as some moments were, my trip to the homeland was a real-life version of The Twilight Zone, an adventure in the surreal
April 13 2011
Late last week, Radar Online posted photos of a pregnant Kate Hudson drinking a glass of what looked like red wine while vacationing with her boyfriend in Argentina.
March 30 2011
When it comes to self-indulgence, there are three types of people in the world
March 15 2011
Any opportunity I offer my child—from walking the dog to taking piano lessons to learning about tsunamis through wild bathtub splashing (who wouldn't want to do that?!?)—is met with a definitive...


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