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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Monday, January 27,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Small talks, huge moments

This parenting thing is treacherous and awesome

By Aaryn Belfer
"Mama, can I ask you a question?" My 8-year-old was in the back seat of the car, and I was spun around in the passenger seat, looking into her eyes. Her face and body language were totally open. 
Monday, January 13,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Ladies, protect your orchids

The future of cosmetic surgery is here

By Aaryn Belfer
The vagina is awesome, literally; it's gorgeous, mysterious, multipurpose-functional and unique as all get out. I examined more Internet V the other day than Michelle Duggar's gynecologist, and I'll say right now that no two are alike.
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.
 
 
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