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Monday, November 18,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Thankfulness: a cynic’s attempt to be sunshinier

My temporary attempt to be more positive

By Aaryn Belfer
My husband is the optimist in our relationship. He's the yin to my yang. He's the glass-is-half-full to my fuck-that-glass-I-hate-that-glass-so-I-smashed-that-glass-on-the-floor-and-now-it's-empty-forever-and-you-can't-argue-it's-not.
Monday, November 4,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Fundraising adoption fees: Fair or foul?

Crowd-sourced purchase of an African child raises moral questions

By Aaryn Belfer
How is it that we Americans go all the way around the world to "save" children but can't manage to do the same for those that are living in our cities?
Monday, October 21,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

A scary holiday story

Thumb-sucking intervention, a nightmare at Michael’s and the Christmas Creep

By Aaryn Belfer
There I was, standing amid rows and rows of Christmas decorations at Michael's. In early September. In the middle of a heat wave that buoyed my hot flashes and delivered to me a few weeks later a $445 electric bill (fuck you very much, SDG&E).
Monday, October 7,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

In child tug-o-war, everybody loses

Looking back at ‘Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl’

By Aaryn Belfer
The court case that had me transfixed through much of the summer was the forebodingly named Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl. Maybe you've heard of it?
Monday, August 19,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Still aging (not in the least bit) gracefully

How I’m like my car’s tires

By Aaryn Belfer
In today's pain-free state, it doesn't begin to seem reasonable that I took a $2,200 ride in an ambulance to the hospital. But it was that bad. I'd diagnosed myself with something imminently terminal, and I wasn't going to wait around for the mister to show up and find me dead.
Monday, August 5,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Going commando

When Decker’s away, the righteous chicks will play

By Aaryn Belfer
Poor Edwin Decker. I don't know which is worse. First, his column space gets co-opted by his better half, the wicked-smart Mizz W. (I've met her and can attest that Decker is playing up.) And now La Belfer has sneaked in to rearrange the furniture. Oh, the joy!
Monday, October 8,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Let’s not sell our souls to the reform devil

San Diego Unified School District gets Race to the Top right

By Aaryn Belfer
What with the tiresome budget fights, cutbacks and narrowly averted layoffs, there aren’t many reasons to be happy with the San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education these days.
Monday, September 24,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Trying to look on the bright side for one day

My attempt to put some yin to the yang

By Aaryn Belfer
I was walking through the mall the other day, forced to go to the Genius Bar after the genius move of inadvertently leaving my iPhone in standing water, when I was accosted by the kiosk people.
Monday, September 10,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

The Democratic National Convention afterglow didn’t last long

The impact of going from Obama to the Kardashians in no time flat

By Aaryn Belfer
I know that the echo chamber is crushing Barack Obama since last Friday’s jobs report, but I spent the three nights before that watching the Democratic National Convention, and I am in love!
Wednesday, August 29,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

The momentary unpleasantness of back-to-school

It’s back on the hamster wheel for me

By Aaryn Belfer
As I sit at my desk, I notice the light has faded. I look out my office window and decide, when the garden lights pop on, that it must be nearly 8:30 p.m., but then I look at the clock and my worst fear is confirmed: It’s only 7:22.
 
 
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