Category Archives: People

My friend Glenys

by cheri This morning, I roused myself from a restless slumber and descended the stairs into our cold kitchen, followed ritualistically  by our fat yellow Labrador named Dinah waiting for her sugarfree breakfast of dry kibble and two pills. On … Continue reading

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Research the old-fashioned way

by cheri block, Mrs. Sabraw, Cherylann B. Sabraw, My dear friend Richard in far-off England sent me a Boris Johnson solution for peace in the Middle East in commemoration of  the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Agreement on Friday, November … Continue reading

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The ‘Young-old’ are going to lunch in November

by cheri One of my old friends invited me to lunch sometime in the next several weeks. I say “old” because we have known each other for 35 years and because she just turned 70. According to AARP, we are … Continue reading

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Now.

by cheri block I am trying as mightily as a yoga master to stay in the present moment. It’s hard when your inconsiderate neighbor’s yappy dog continues to bark. Bark. Bark, Bark. Pause. Motorized vehicle. Pitched irritated bark. Another motorized … Continue reading

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Our owlets

by cheri sabraw I called Irv the other day. Irv, we are being overrun with rodents! I know I was the Pied Piper of Mission San Jose High School, but the rats, mice, vols, and gophers have taken my reputation … Continue reading

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Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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On Campus 48 years later

by cheri block This is the time of year where most of us are invited to at least 2-3 graduations and the  parties that follow. We are no exception. I attended my nephew’s graduation in film/business from USC last month … Continue reading

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A Woman of Fewer Words

by cheri I used to be a fast-talker. Nursery rhymes and pithy poems tumbled out of my mouth, one after another in a dizzying pace, like a carousel moving too quickly in its circular motion. As the years themselves tumbled … Continue reading

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Mr. Churchill, the painter

by cheri sabraw I’m not sure when it occurred to me to begin painting my photographs. But in doing so, new neural pathways of thought are growing  like spring jasmine tendrils. I am not at the helm of  my frenetic … Continue reading

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On the road to Oklahoma

by cheri My husband flew to Flagstaff, Arizona, last night to hook up with his high-school buddy, who is driving to Oklahoma to inspect the oil wells his father left him and his brother. Evidently, one well is not producing. … Continue reading

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