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A worthwhile New Year’s resolution: Let go of guilt and shame

  There’s a pair of best friends that can always be found together. They go by the names of Guilt and Shame. Some of their...

The Milpitas Beat launches 21st Century American Writing Contest

As The Milpitas Beat has grown in recent years, we’ve become increasingly motivated to support and amplify the arts, and one of our first...

We will get through these lonely days

Have you ever eaten a tiny piece of raw chicken just to see if your body could take it? Driven with your eyes closed...

The eternal importance of speaking truth to power

It was in 1969 or 1970. I was in Junior College. I was a volunteer in The College Readiness program, an on-campus effort to...

Are the holidays making you want to reach for a drink?

“I don’t know if there’ll be snow, so have a cup of cheer.”  Ah, yes. The “cup of cheer.” If you’re like many Americans, you’ve...

A heart of Thanksgiving

It was during the third trimester of my second and most challenging pregnancy when the “gratitude journal” craze started to spread online. Back then I...

America! We forgot to complain about Daylight Savings!

Every year around this time I look forward to the passionate complaining of friends and family about the unnecessariness of California’s participation in daylight...

Proposed VTA cuts will harm essential workers, students, and seniors

As a high school student who hasn’t experienced being packed like a sardine with other children on the bus to school for over half...

How COVID-19 has shaped our Milpitas city experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, but one that doesn’t usually come to mind is the shift in the way we interact...

Staying inspired in pandemic times

We all know the old saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” But, what...

The importance of voting as a Muslim woman

Women’s suffrage has come a long way, but it’s still shocking to accept the fact that women could not vote in every country that...

Stand by your man: a suggestion for America

Ah, the long-term romantic relationship – I’m not talking about seeing a guy or girl from Tinder three times in a row…I’m talking one...

Making Public Comment useful for Milpitas City Council

COVID-19 has certainly turned things upside down for everyone. It has even affected city council meetings in ways that no one expected. But, Milpitians,...

Spotify should let Joe Rogan speak

I love watching people try to cancel Joe Rogan. To my memory, in the past year, they tried to get him for voicing a...

Blue skies & cool breezes: the Bay Area can breathe

At press time, Milpitas air quality is reading in the Green. Translation: “good.” Translation: no smoke. Translation: hallelujah! Have you watched the air maps over...

Perseverance

Is it just me, or are the shorter days feeling a little…long these days? As the smoky curtain of powerlessness hangs heavy over all...

Personal maintenance in the age of COVID-19

I am training to hit the Olympic standard in the marathon, not for 2021 (if the 2021 Olympics is not just another far off...

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

Open letter to California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez: Repeal AB5 right this second

Dear Ms. Gonzalez— This is insane. Your law AB5, also known for some reason as “the gig economy law” despite its total miscomprehension of what the...

If all lives really do matter, then why aren’t we acting like It?

I was first introduced to the Black Lives Matter movement six years ago, in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

The road to peace is paved with justice

As the US is gripped with days of unrest and protest, one has to finally come to terms with the fact that this happens...

Solving racism at home

I don’t normally write about this topic. Not my forte. But the pictures and videos in the George Floyd case have demanded my voice...

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