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Shondaland

Why I Searched for Love in Thrift Store Aisles.

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AARP's The Ethel

What My Older Cats Taught Me About Love

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When my husband and I married he agreed to a package deal. I came with two middle-aged cats I had adopted long before our wedding. 

Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology

My story, A Nun and a Pop Star, is included in this collection of essays, fiction, poems, and plays.

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In these uncertain days of the pandemic, I have found an unlikely pair of spiritual guides to help me through it: American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön and Madonna.

 

The Washington Post

I won clown contests as a kid. It didn’t win me friends, but it showed me I could do anything.

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AARP's The Girlfriend

How I Got Married For The First Time After 50

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By realizing my family's history was thwarting me.

The Los Angeles Times

 How I got to ‘Om’ and a calmer mind.

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I’ve spent enough time chasing peace to know a good percentage of us meditator types are habitually frazzled. 

 

Lunch Ticket

As I unpacked boxes of my father's artifacts during a pandemic housekeeping project, it prompted me to hold him accountable for his transgressions, and consider forgiveness.

Hippocampus

How Writing in Community Rocked My Writing

Orange Coast Magazine

Why Turning 60 During the Pandemic Was No Biggie

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Hi Dad,
When you died, I figured there wasn’t any point in writing to you. But since the world broke down last year, everything has shifted, including how I want to communicate with you.

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LA Weekly

Robert Johnson: Lawman of the Cloth

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Not many people get credit for both busting cabbies and saving souls. Robert Johnson does.

Huffington Post

Showing Some Love for Local Government

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Op-ed celebrating the bureaucratic heroes of local government.

North Hollywood Patch

Yoga Studio Reinvigorates Former Dutton's Books Building

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Who says the fried chicken and fitness crowds can't happily coexist? Certainly not the people at InYoga Center in Valley Village.

 

USC News

USC pharmacy program targets drug development

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If you’ve ever had sticker shock at the pharmacy, you may have wondered why the price was higher than a pair of tickets to a Trojan football game.

The Burbank Leader - 

LA Times Community News

High-risk family

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Someone overhearing stuntwoman Julie Michaels’ morning send-off of
her husband, stuntman Peewee Piemonte, might be thrown for a loop --
or a triple flip in a speeding car.

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LA Times Community News

Keeping Things Warm

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The warm-up comedian for the TV show Frasier deftly navigates comedy, even soon after 9/11.

 

The Burbank Leader - 

LA Times Community News

Ovrom in Review

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The City Manager leaves his post after 17 years. Colleagues and constituents weigh in on his tenure.

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LA Times Community News

Studios Fly High in Burbank

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History/Business News. 
Born in Burbank only few years apart, the studios and the airport have grown up together in a city that benefits from both
industries.

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LA Times Community News

Flipping Her Wig

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Candy Conery is a woman who has run her hands through Elvis’ hair. And John Wayne’s.