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When I was 11, driving along Pacific Coast Highway with my family, I dreamed that I would live 50 miles outside of a large city, where I would work at an exciting job. I thought that the city would be San Francisco and that I would live somewhere in Northern California. Silly me, I live 37 miles from downtown Los Angeles and I commute via the light rail Metrolink train. Very European -- me with a large espresso and steamed milk, a good book or a project and my iPod -- watching the traffic as we speed on by. The university has a tram service that picks me up at Union Station and drops me off two blocks from my office, where I spend my days writing. Even on the worst of days, its a lovely life and I got my dreams, even better than I imagined.
Post in: any advice our 15 yr old daughter does not have friends in highs school September 27, 2009
What were her friendships like in the smaller school? DId you recently move so that she doesn't know anyone or are other kids from the small school... More »
Post in: Child failed out of college,first semester, HELP!! September 27, 2009
I know it will be hard for you but you have to step back and let him find his way -- there are times when we learn more from our failures than from... More »
Post in: Child failed out of college,first semester, HELP!! August 15, 2009
This will be difficult for you but the solution is simple: You can give him the following choices: 1) he continues to live at home,... More »
Post in: school supply list July 8, 2009
Actually, we've found it better to wait and get the list from the teacher on the first day of school -- often the lists at Wal-Mart, Staples and... More »
Post in: How do I get my child's school to take bullying seriously? July 8, 2009
If the principal ignores you, go to your local law enforcement office and file a formal report. I'm not saying that law enforcement will do much... More »
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