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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.
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.
 
 
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