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Tuesday, December 31,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

2013 was out of this world

A look back at news that haunts

By Aaryn Belfer
The realities presented on Earth 1.0 haven't made me particularly hopeful; 2013 had its share of disappointments.
Monday, December 16,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Life is dangerous

Drive fast and take chances (but be discriminating)

By Aaryn Belfer
Immediately after the deaths in a car crash of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and his friend last month, the media wasted no time in turning the dialogue toward deeper introspection.
Monday, December 2,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

A common calendar for San Diego Unified?

It could happen soon

By Aaryn Belfer
If you're a parent of a child in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), it's possible you've heard rumblings about the push for a new common calendar, a supposed modification of traditional and year-round calendars.
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.
 
 
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