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I am in the ladies’ room at All-Saints Episcopal in Pasadena. A young woman I love and admire is also there. She and I are chatting when I intervene: “You can’t let the water run like that.” I reach over and shut off the tap. She doesn’t argue. “Oh, yeah, I forgot. The drought. Thanks.”

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Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. Duh, right? But whose history is it? I’m proud that I’ve been writing columns for 30 years; I provide a unique voice and point of view. When considering where you get your news, ask yourself, “What’s missing?” Are women represented? Whose points of view ar…

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I'm writing this in time for y’all to fret about what to get your father for Father’s Day on June 19. If you’re anything like me, that’s easier said than done — not the fretting part, the gift part. Ugh.

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Full disclosure: Although I do not have a personal or professional relationship with Deputy Public Defender Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes, who is running for LA Superior Court Office 67, she is a part of my All Saints Church “family.” 

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The REAL ID federal enforcement date is just one year away. Beat the rush. Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved identification, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within …

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I had already written a lovely column this week about the benefits of singing and the offer of free music lessons at All Saints Church in Pasadena when the news of the SCOTUS leak hit. I’ve been writing about this inevitability for years like Cassandra, so I must weigh in now. Meanwhile, inf…

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I have a fitness crush on Sarah Holguin, my trainer — what a peach! I now actually look forward to working out, and that, my friends, is a miracle. My prior relationship with fitness training was akin to having someone pull out my fingernails, one by one, with electrified pliers. So why now?…

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I was raised in South Dakota. The only Jewish person I was familiar with was Anne Frank… and, of course, Jesus. The third Jewish person I knew, I married. His family was mortified and had to muster every “good sport” molecule they had to accept his choice of me as his fiancée: a shiksa, a no…

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Hoopla! My favorite brick-and-mortar gift store in Altadena now has pro-Ukrainian and anti-Putin merch. They have a card that says, “(Expletive) Putin! Also… Happy Birthday!” It’s just what I needed, as Ukraine is on my mind and in my heart from when I wake up until I fall asleep. I, like ma…

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Checking my email inbox, my eyeballs leap to a particular message and its sender’s name: Gloria Steinem! OMG! What better Women’s History Month gift could I possibly receive than a personal email from the woman who changed my life. I cross my fingers before opening it while wishing upon the …

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