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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.
Wednesday, August 22,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Platform flip-flops and oversized sunglasses

Top 10 regrettable San Diego fashion trends

By Aaryn Belfer
Top 10 regrettable San Diego fashion trends
Wednesday, August 15,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Co-sleeping and my family’s ongoing relationship with Honda

The CRV was probably not built for sex, but it surely does the trick

By Aaryn Belfer
Some time ago (OK, fine, so it was just before Ruby started kindergarten), after many years of struggling with our now 7-year-old’s well-documented sleep issues that—at their very worst—forced my husband and me to seek middle-of-the-night solace in our Civic Hybrid.
Wednesday, August 1,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Why a happy photo op with the statue of Joe Paterno is nuts

Doing the right thing was too far down on the priority list for the late Penn State coach

By Aaryn Belfer
We human beings are crazy, aren’t we? I’m convinced that most of us are doing the best we can to be good people, to do the right thing and to evolve and grow and all that.
Wednesday, July 18,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Racism isn’t the eradicated plague of the 20th century

Kids at camp in Tahoe City get a rude lesson

By Aaryn Belfer
On the last day of June, while still percolating over a Boston Globe article in which white author Jeff Jacoby claimed that “America’s racist past is dead and gone,” my family headed north to attend a camp for families that have adopted children of color.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

I’m inching closer to my Mrs. Roper Caftan Phase

Memory loss, special diets and getting closer to a return to the cradle

By Aaryn Belfer
Last month, my daughter celebrated her seventh birthday, and let me tell you: Nothing makes a middle-aged woman feel more at home in the sweat-soaked country of peri-menopause like her baby turning 7.
Wednesday, June 20,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Some uncensored thoughts on U-T TV

I get the feeling that we are the butt of a joke

By Aaryn Belfer
We need to talk about another war, one that threatens the soul of San Diego. If we even have a soul, which I very much doubt. The grave danger is U-T TV. Warning: Expletives ahead.
Wednesday, June 6,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Election exhaustion has me considering a move to France

What I wouldn’t give for a six-week election cycle

By Aaryn Belfer
I predicted the winners to be the zombies. The asshole zombies, that is. And I was right. Just look at them. And the losers? Well, that would be you and me.
Wednesday, May 23,2012
Backwards & in High Heels

Standardized testing as child abuse

It’s bubble time for the kiddos—and not the soapy kind

By Aaryn Belfer
Last month in Oceanside, N.Y., Christine Dougherty wrote to her son’s principal requesting that he not sit for the standardized state exams. In the letter, posted to United Opt Out National’s website, she asked that Joseph instead be “given an alternative real learning opportunity.” She received a ghastly response.
 
 
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