Category Archives: People

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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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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