Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

The Art of Remembering, Which Is Also the Art of Seeing This World of Pain and Love

Too many people avert their eyes to the pain of this world. As a friend of mine pointed out the other day, it’s a “natural” response; pain hurts, so people … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gifts on (No Love for Cops and Condos) Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day gift #1: new sticker, now on my computer; #2: people who struggle with warmth and dignity against the coldness of this world. Valentine’s Day gift #3: elegant tiny … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Aches and Pain

I woke up with aches in 3-4 places on my body, including my head, from being unceremoniously tackled to the pavement of Oakland’s Broadway Street by an enormous cop last … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broken Heart, Stolen Homes

Sometimes, through the “serendiptious” high-tech algorithms of capitalism that map my every low-tech rhythm of life, wise words pass across my FB newsfeed that actually speak to me — versus … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Broken Glass, Stolen Lives

Nights in the streets of US cities find not so much twinkling stars overhead, even on full-moon evenings like February 3, 2015, but twinkling candles underfoot. When did this become … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

They Still Burn Witches

They still burn witches. Because patriarchy hurts. Still. Like a tragicomedy in which you, the witch, as also jester, as also fool, wishing always for actors to somehow go off-script, … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Halves of a (W)hole

When one faces being torn apart on the home front, one’s self is torn apart. That is only half the heartbreak: the loss of one’s ability to be as self-loving … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment
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