Author Archives: Cheri

About Cheri

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

The Disappointment Gene

  by cheri sabraw I’ve written about certain genetic mutations in my family which have manifest themselves in dramatic behavior rather than in physical maladies. You may remember that my Grandmother Rosalie (1900-1992 A.D.) passed down FFN Syndrome to me. … Continue reading

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Last night on the front porch…

  by cheri After an almost life-ending battle with bloat in May, our Labrador retriever Dinah is now on a low-fat gastrointestinal veterinary dog food, the price of which will remain between me and me. She has lost 12 pounds … Continue reading

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On the longest day of the year

by cheri sabraw …we ventured into the olive orchard to inspect the trees, their tiny olives, and the gorgeous view. We remembered the erudite and classy Charles Krauthammer, who so many in public life, might try to emulate. His wit, … Continue reading

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Equine and bovine traffic in downtown Pleasanton

by cheri sabraw My horse Cricket, that feisty little Fox Trotter, left this world long ago and I never replaced her. But today, present for the City of Pleasanton’s Second Annual “cattle drive” through this once pastoral community known as … Continue reading

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The Theory of General Relativity

by cheri sabraw I’m almost finished with Walter Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein titled “Genius.” In it, Isaacson spends quantum verbiage trying to simplify Einstein’s remarkable equations that, post Newton, explained the significant physicality of our universe such as light, … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe and “The Painted Word “

by cheri sabraw Years ago, I sat down on an ugly pink bench in a MOMA somewhere trying to figure out why a large canvas with a gum wrapper and a streak of chartreuse paint was hanging there. In truth, … Continue reading

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Oy My God

I’ve  schmoozed with brisket sandwiches in NYC and Chicago and even in my own kitchen, but none compare with the one, or should I say half of one, that I ate last Thursday in Philly at Hershel’s East Side Deli. … Continue reading

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Solitude

by cheri I’m a sucker for any image, environment, conversation or person with whom I can begin to imagine something more than what meets the eye. I suppose this habit developed in my childhood when my imagination was as fertile … Continue reading

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A fresh start

by cheri sabraw Light at the beginning or end of day is the best for photography and painting. To that point, I arose early this morning to hike the road while the light was low in the eastern horizon. I … Continue reading

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Over at cheri’s art blog, she visually demonstrates how overworking a painting ruins it.

If you are interested in following my other blog which concerns art, please visit and sign up as a follower. Today’s entry is called KISS. Cheri

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