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Miriam [Mimi] Pollack was born in Chicago, but moved to Mexico City when she was five years old. She lived and worked in Mexico for over 20 years. She currently resides in San Diego and worked as an ESL instructor at Grossmont College and San Diego Community College Continuing Education until June 2018. She writes for various local publications.

Jewish Family Service Helps Homebound Seniors

The need for food banks has greatly increased since March in San Diego.  Even smaller church food banks have seen the number of people double or triple. Most food banks are working overtime to...

JFS Food Delivery Services Need Extra Help during Pandemic

After weeks of mostly staying home since the COVID 19 pandemic started, I was looking for some volunteer work where I could do something useful for others, but still stay safe. Then, I read...

Adventures of a Jubu [Jewish Buddhist]

In December 2001, I was semi-kidnapped by a taxi driver in the state of Karnataka, a remote area in Southeast India.   Although scary at the time, it ended being one of many adventures/ stories...

A Life Well Lived

Growing up in the last century, it was not always easy being outside of the box.  In most cultures and countries, one followed a certain path- go to school, work an 8 hour job,...

The Small Movement and Tikkun Olam

What is the small movement? The small movement is an informal group of people brought together by yours truly to find ways to help others, especially during this pandemic.  This includes giving business to...

Pizzas Delivered to Sharp- Grossmont Hospital

So far, 2020 has proven to be a disturbing year, and everyone’s anxiety has been heightened.  The majority of us are staying home and waiting.  I have been teaching my class at Grossmont College...

Artists and Scientists Collaborate in a Positive Way

Reviewing others work is always very subjective as people have different taste. However, there is a new exhibit at the San Diego Art Institute that should appeal to many tastes as it is an...

Grassroots Organizations Helps Migrants

Here in the San Diego/Tijuana region, there has been an influx of migrants in the last year and half, many of them Central American, that have come seeking a better life, especially since quite...

Men Drool as Women Rule in New Play

Bad Hombres, Good Wives, a delightful new comedy at the San Diego Repertory Theater, is a cheeky take on Northern Mexico’s narco culture and the relationship between men and women. Written by Playwright in...

First Sephardic Festival in San Diego

When I was in my 20’s, my two sisters and I lived in Mexico City in a Jewish area known as Colonia Polanco.  We had an apartment on a street called Tennyson in an...