Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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Perspective is everything. Being in Montreal illuminates how thoroughly dystopic San Francisco has become. I’m finding it hard to even describe. For one, there’s the near-constant presence of uniformed and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Part of the Problem

Today, an overly peppy, overly hands-on owner of an independent coffeehouse in Montreal (where I’m on a self-created urban writer’s retreat) chatted me up while he made me an espresso. … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Light Held Within Thin Silences

I stumbled across a phrase the other day that struck my fancy: a “thin silence.” The definition given was this: “a silence, but not a thick and solid one, rather … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Heart Points Beyond Itself

A dear real-life friend of mine wrote the following on their Facebook page yesterday, and it really touched me. This dilemma feels key to us staying put, and staying human, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Taking Our Own Good Time to Die

In three days from now, two years ago, my dad would die. He needed to die, nine months after contracting the West Nile Virus that put him in a state … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Spring Brings

Two years ago today, I moved my dad to the intimate, caring community where, eight days later, his breath would gently wind down to stillness on May 16: his own … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Waking Up on the Wrong Side of Capitalism

I woke up this morning feeling disgruntled, out of sorts, and down for no apparent reason. Then I walked out of my home at 16th and Mission streets in San … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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