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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.

Jews in Mexican Cinema

Hybrid Culture. Those words resonated with me because I was brought up in a hybrid culture. On Wednesday, May 9th, there was an interesting "platica" given at the Lawrence Family JCC by Isaac...

The Dalai Lama’s visit to San Diego

Compassion without Borders. As an ESL teacher who works with students and refugees from all over the world, those words resonated with me. Also, as a Jubu , it was an honor to see...

Bob Gannon’s Odyssey: The Odyssey Continues-Adventures in Africa

Gorilla in Uganda One of Robert Gannon's goals during his odyssey flying around the world was to go to as many UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites as he could. He did just that...

Bob Gannon’s Odyssey: Harrowing Flight and South America

Turtle Galapagos The area between Africa and South America is known as a dangerous place to fly. Imagine doing it in a Cessna 182. Robert Gannon did just that. He flew from the...

Bob Gannon’s Odyssey: Around the World and Trip to Israel

Everyone dreams of having a grand adventure in life. However, Robert Gannon has had many adventures since he learned how to fly in 1992. That same year, he bought a Cherokee 6 airplane...

Una brillante, vívida remembranza de México

OCEANSIDE, California — Mi casa es mi casa. Eso es lo que atrapó a mi ojo cuando entré al Museo de Arte de Oceanside el pasado fin de semana para la inauguración y recepción...

A bright, vivid remembrance of Mexico

OCEANSIDE, California. Mi casa es mi casa. That is what caught my eye when I walked into the Oceanside Museum of Art this past weekend for the opening and reception of Becky Guttin's exhibit...