Category Archives: Education

Fat Chancery

by cheri sabraw While we were walking down Liverpool Street in London last month,  Glenys, my new friend, asked me if I was familiar with the scientific work of Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist from UCSF. Had I seen … Continue reading

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The Library Project

by cheri sabraw Today, many of us  still maintain and adore our libraries full of  hard-bound and paperback books,  testaments to classes we have taken,  reminders of our deep and abiding interests and loves, literary tickets to those unspoken desires … Continue reading

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Lively London

by cheri We had it easy last week, settling into a comfortable seat, sipping a glass of rose wine, while experiencing the Eurostar train descend from daylight into  darkness. We had left Fraaaance and had come to conquer London—seat of … Continue reading

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A Tartuffian Enterprise

by cheri Moliere’s 17th-century comedy Tartuffe is about the character Tartuffe who ensconces himself into Orgon’s house as a deeply religious man and then seduces Orgon’s wife, Elmire. Since its first stage debut in 1664, the word tartuffe has come … Continue reading

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My first shooting lesson

by cheri I burned all of the muscle energy allotted to a 105-pounder after my first lesson with Paul at the indoor gun range today. Holding the small 20-gauge shotgun out in front of me, rotating it to the side, … Continue reading

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Vergara v. California

by Ms. Cheri Sabraw Today, the Second District Court of Appeal  sided with all incompetent teachers, those backed  by one of the most powerful organizations in California, the California Teachers’ Association, a union that believes the rights of its teachers … Continue reading

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Ayatollah Coyote

  by Bunnie I am a bunny who tends to socialize with other bunnies. We nibble the same greens and  communicate in familiar yips and nips  known only to other bunnies. Sure, my cottontail may be rounder, my hind legs … Continue reading

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Have a Curious New Year!

by cheri sabraw If I could sprinkle you with pixie dust, hastening your flight to enlightenment (I might add) and bestow upon your gentle soul one quality that will invigorate your heart and vitalize your mind, I would. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Rancholivo at last

by cheri sabraw Buddhist masters sit still on cushioned floors, inhaling and exhaling, practicing the art of nothingness. They attempt to disentangle their minds from thought and desire, from attachment and emotion. In their linen robes, they forsake the material … Continue reading

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Shall we all get in better shape?

by cheri You will forgive me. Although I have not taught since the fall of 2014, teaching for me is an involuntary reflex. I’ve just returned from my cardio-exercise in preparation for my first training session tomorrow. I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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