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Reflections during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors and community members unite to promote suicide awareness. I admit that...

A Letter to my friend Lanny Poffo (three months after your passing)…

Dear Lanny Poffo… You died 3 months ago. You were my friend for 7 years, as of 2016. But the first time I ever saw...

Reflecting on the loss of my sister during Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation about the stigma of mental health illnesses and the changes that are necessary to support those suffering has increased. But I’ve observed...

High school students crash into abandoned RV on Railroad Avenue

Yesterday, at about 1:50pm, an older model Acura slammed into an abandoned RV on Railroad Ave. The vehicle contained four high school students, all...

McCandless Park in Milpitas is a major disappointment — and it hasn’t even opened yet

When I moved into the surrounding area four years ago with my family, we were promised that the giant property sitting beside Mabel Mattos...

2023 began when we saw “AVATAR: The Way of Water”

It’s been hard, in the Bay Area, to get this New Year off the ground… Reason being, we’ve been pelted with rain. The whole sky...

2021 — A Year In Review. Wait…what even happened?

I think 2021 was even weirder than 2020. I got over the depression cloud that was lockdown and tight restrictions and lulled into something…different....

A nod to MUSD

I will admit, the potentially permanent Virtual Pathways program offered by MUSD freaked me out back in July. I thought, The pandemic is ending…why...

First Day of School Chaos

I snapped pictures of my kids on Thursday morning. It was, of course, the morning their hair looked the nuttiest, and on this day...

Our summer road trip through mask-free red states

My family decided to hit the open road the second that school let out. After having spent the majority of the year on Zoom,...

It’s almost summer. Are you ready for the big return to “normal”?

I was going to write about burnout…but, guess what? Life’s just too good right now. The energy shift is almost palpable, even just in...

The world is still uncertain: How do we deal?

Let me just start by saying how thrilling it is that every single person I know is vaccinated. Though this is true, the life...

Milpitas Library: My family’s journey through the phased re-opening (yes, it’s OPEN!)

Milpitas Library is my family’s absolute favorite place in the community -- well-organized, friendly staff, and great programs. What’s not to love? The first...

Beverly Cleary books brought joy to my family during a hard year

Beverly Cleary has meant the world to my children and I during the coronavirus pandemic. My own mother, who lives far from my family,...

When it comes to in-person learning, there’s no good answer

I was told that on April 1st, Milpitas public schools would be opening up…and fittingly, given the date of the reopening, it’s feeling like...

Happy Pandemic Anniversary: A Year in Review

It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for: the one-year anniversary of pandemic bliss! Here are a few highlights from the best...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Tips on communicating with someone who has recovered from an eating disorder

"How's your new diet going?" I hear one woman ask another at the playground.  "It's hard. I've been eating the shakes and the bars. So...

This Valentine’s Day, let go of expectations

 My dad’s carelessness drove my mother crazy. Without fail, each time he would leave the house (giving himself not a moment to spare), he...

A new way of connecting with students during virtual learning

A recent survey asked students what would be most helpful to their learning during the pandemic. Nearly two-thirds agreed that more interaction with teachers...

Everybody Can Be Talented

“What a great writer!” I remember my second-grade teacher praising me for my daily journal. I must be really good at this, I thought....

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...

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...

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