Author Archives: Cheri

About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!

Jessica Mitford: Here I come!

by cheri I’ve decided to rescue my mother and father’s ashes from their joint grave at the Chapel of the Chimes cemetery in Hayward, California. How  to do this, I am not sure.  And I suppose I ought to run … Continue reading

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Crossing Moon River

by cheri block 1963 Wallflower, I. Growing along the banks of the 7th-grade gym, having tentatively planted myself there for stability, with other flat-chested girls whose buds had not bloomed, whose stalks were thin and green, whose flowers were years … Continue reading

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The sounds and hearts of the winged

by cheri sabraw When I was ten, I spent most of a morning fashioning a set of golden wings. Akin to making a kite, which my father Hugh had taught me to do, I designed a balsa wood skeleton, added … Continue reading

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Fake

by cheri sabraw Since Donald Trump took office, we have been bombarded by the words fake news. Fake is not a new word ( 1790-1810) but is without a definitive origin. Curious. The word fake connotes many images, few of … Continue reading

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A circus tent

by cheri sabraw A tall handsome man with grey hair, nice teeth, and a positive attitude arrived at my house this morning to turn off our propane so that a fumigation company can tent our house (and kill all of … Continue reading

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The Emerald Rancho

by  cheri The rain pounds the East Bay hills and continues its drumbeat to this very moment. The drought is over. Moss tells me this is so. This rock wall has been on our property for over 60 years. I … Continue reading

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My late night at the Fillmore Auditorium

by  Freedom Dancer Entering  the iconic Fillmore Auditorium on Friday night, looking hip with a colorful peasant blouse cinched by a thick leather black belt, along with jeans and boots, I put up with a required frisking as we entered … Continue reading

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Flow

  by cheri Here in California the water continues to fall from the heavens. Reservoirs overflow their dams, waterfalls heave over their rocks, and our babbling creek boasts her widening waistline. Flow. As with  many words in the English language,  … Continue reading

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The NEA protects incompetent teachers

      by cheri block sabraw Are you going to be buried or cremated when you die? You can make that choice now, or let your relatives make it for you. Whatever choice they make doesn’t affect you any … Continue reading

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Reading the Green

by cheri sabraw To attend any major outdoor sporting event these days takes the will of a wolverine, the shoes of a marathoner, and the sunscreen of a swimmer.   I had all three last Thursday which, if this vignette were … Continue reading

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