Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Body Count / Bodies Count

I’ve been back in the Bay for 4 days, after a 2-short trip to see family, including to mingle with the ghosts of dead family, and have already gone to … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

“My Neighbors . . . “

Just as I was about to snap this photo, two guys walking by stopped to read the pavement, too, and said, “Another arson. They keep happening here in the Mission.” … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

“It’s a War Zone”

“It’s a war zone,” said the man, a neighbor across from this murder site, now a makeshift shrine, on Folsom Street near 24th. Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21 and a Guatemalan immigrant … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Home as Bittersweet War Zone

Tonight, I arrived home to Station 40 to find this hanging above our front door at 16th and Mission streets in San Francisco. Looks like we’re all dressed up and … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sadness, Like Fog, as SFPD Kills Again

This Saturday night, February 28, in San Francisco, some 40 to 50 folks rallied at 24th Street BART plaza, handing out “Don’t Talk to the Police” flyers and holding two … Continue reading

March 4, 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

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