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Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. Duh, right? But whose history is it? I’m proud that I’ve been writing columns for 30 years; I provide a unique voice and point of view. When considering where you get your news, ask yourself, “What’s missing?” Are women represented? Whose points of view ar…

For my 16th birthday, I feasted upon Robin Morgan’s groundbreaking book and feminist clarion call, “Sisterhood is Powerful.” As I hit the last page, my life’s journey was laid out before me: I would be a champion of social justice and liberation from society’s rigid gender roles. Little did …

It is 80 degrees at 6 p.m. as we sit on our front porch watching the dogs play. I ask my husband, “Do you ever wonder what our government, the Russians, and global hackers around the world think of my unusual collection of friends on social media?” Ken says, “Not really. Why?”

“My Mother Would Hate This Book” by Marcia Seligson is a treasure. She says on her website, “I think it’s funny, intense, theatrical, silly, angry, political, sexy and deeply personal.” I wholeheartedly concur that her late mother would have despised it and possibly sued her daughter over it…

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No matter how bad the homelessness problem looks in other metropolitan areas, they pale compared to California’s. While the state accounts for not quite 12% of the U.S. population, roughly 28% of the nation’s homeless are in California. The lesson: Don’t copy the Golden State’s policies for …

Scene: A hot and muggy August day at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport near Jackson, Mississippi. “These dogs are highly trained sniffers,” Sergeant Miller says to his rookie partner, Officer Randall. Miller looks down and gives Becky, his gorgeous Malinois, a treat.

I am in the ladies’ room at All-Saints Episcopal in Pasadena. A young woman I love and admire is also there. She and I are chatting when I intervene: “You can’t let the water run like that.” I reach over and shut off the tap. She doesn’t argue. “Oh, yeah, I forgot. The drought. Thanks.”

Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. Duh, right? But whose history is it? I’m proud that I’ve been writing columns for 30 years; I provide a unique voice and point of view. When considering where you get your news, ask yourself, “What’s missing?” Are women represented? Whose points of view ar…

Full disclosure: Although I do not have a personal or professional relationship with Deputy Public Defender Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes, who is running for LA Superior Court Office 67, she is a part of my All Saints Church “family.” 

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