Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

They Are Together Still

In grief, sorrow often spreads across one’s body before the precise cause of it becomes apparent. A perfectly fine day turns dark, devoid of light. One has to fight back … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Power to Stay: Magical Realism from SF’s Mission

Daily life in San Francisco frequently involves bearing witness to yet another suddenly-shuttered local business, mostly the ones that don’t worry so much about their looks, but instead are packed … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Trying to Find Light against the Gray

My mom was too good at savoring the deep joys of life, and in the simplest of things. Some would call it mindfulness of the present. Others might view it … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Home, No Compassion

This must be my “lucky” day in terms of witnessing random (intentional) acts of unkindness, or maybe I’m simply no good at not noticing the human suffering swirling around all … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yet Another Wake-up Call

Morning in San Francisco brings not only brilliant sun and the bustle of produce stands opening but also the SF Department of Public Works, guarded by a police car, “cleaning … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Anarchism Is and Isn’t

Today I experimented yet again, all the while battling my inner push-me, pull-me dialogue of whether it was a sensible decision or not, in doing a mainstream media show — … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hearing Voices

I had a conversation with my mom in a dream last night. Our talk was so vivid that I could literally hear the tenor of her voice. It started off … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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