Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Acting Up for Gaza

Usually, I don’t like twitter. Its enforced brevity seems to speak volumes about the reduction of our ability to understand and articulate the complexities of social phenomena; its ephemeral character … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unpalatable Celebrations

BARB That is my mom’s name. That was her name. Today, July 28, is — would have been — her birthday. We had this ritual, on this day, she and … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Pieces

There’s a way in which falling to pieces, brokenness, is the only choice in this present social order, which denies life at every turn. We can hardly face the news … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slow to Notice

Yet again, despite my disbelief in horoscopes (though profound belief in the value of looking up at the stars), there’s an eerie convergence of my life and the one person’s … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Can Never Build Too Many Homes

I’m fortunate. I have a home in San Francisco in the heart of what’s left of the Mission with 15 eccentric, good-hearted folks-as-family in a 10-year-old anarchist collective space, even … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creature Comforts

Today this 10-year-old — one of my favorite kids in the world, and now part of my chosen family here in my childhood hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, a place … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moving Days

A year ago, I was listening to peepers as I stood outside in the quiet of a star-covered mid-Michigan late evening, as fireflies twinkled at me on all sides. It … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

8 Months Under

From first light to late night, I’ve had my mother on my mind. Her, on this June 3, gone now 8 months long, yet 8 months too short to really … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Counts

I came to East Lansing, Michigan, last Wednesday, May 14, with my father’s oversize watch on my wrist, to mark the 12 months since his death on May 16, 2013. … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Serendipity

“An instance of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought.” I’ve traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, this week to, specifically, be here today, May 16. At 4:16 on 5/16 last … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment
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