Category Archives: People

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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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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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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Our Committee

by cheri sabraw Within our minds, like a corral full of transhumant donkeys and their shepherds,  a committee resides. The committee is influential, detrimental, and experimental. Not everyone has the same size committee. The more members you have, the harder … Continue reading

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There is balm in Gilead

    by the Maven Once upon a morning, grimly, while I stretched, stiff and dimly, Over plenty a  cushioned yoga mat of yore, While I extended, deeply fetching, suddenly there came a kvetching, As of someone gently etching, etching … Continue reading

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The lament of the candle makers

  by cheri sabraw I taught Journalism I and II to precocious high school juniors and seniors for thirteen years (1985-1998) and served as the advisor to the newspaper staff. You can imagine the decade-long censorial tussles, the moral dilemmas, … Continue reading

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A mint julep

by cheri Last week, we stopped in a college town, San Luis Obispo, on our way south. At a local coffee shop at the end of Higuera Street, I waited in line for a dark brew for me and a … Continue reading

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To Justices Cantil-Sakauye,Corrigan, Kruger,and Werdegar:

by Mrs. Sabraw I abandoned public education in 1998 after spending 26 years in the system. A host of tenured teachers in our English department, vocal proponents of the California Teachers’ Association,  helped to make that decision easy. I opened … Continue reading

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Portlandia

by cheri granola I took my granddaughters to the newly named Oregon Zoo, formerly known as the Portland Zoo. Aside from the fact that, unbeknownst to me, my homemade sandwich fell out of the backpack that I had strapped to … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

by cheri block   Being small is rarely about size. We all know people who choose to be small rather than big, petty rather than generous, and selfish rather than selfless. And, we have all been that way, some people … Continue reading

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