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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.

Sandi Masori: One Woman – Many Hats

Sandi Masori is like the song by the Rolling Stones, “She comes in color everywhere… She’s like a rainbow.”  She wears many colorful hats in her life as an artist, businesswoman, and single mom....

The Butterfly Project: Remembering, One Butterfly at a Time

According to Google, the definition of the word, “Upstander” is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right. When we stand up for what is right, and do our...

Stalking a Bus Station

Helping others is not political. It is good for the soul. When you help others, you forget about your own problems for awhile. In addition, nobody should make you feel bad about who you...

Immigrants Helping Immigrants

South Africa and Vietnam don’t appear to have much in common, especially culturally.  However, one of the nice aspects of living in California is that there are many immigrants from all over the world...

The Peace Train: Uniting People

The Peace Train is coming and we can all get high on the Peace Train as Sharon Katz has brought her band to San Diego and Tijuana, starting with last night’s rousing performance at...

Israel-70 Years of Craft and Design

My maternal grandparents were born in the land that today is known as Israel in the 1800’s. They passed away before I was born, and I regret I never got the chance to talk...

Dr. Gary Weitzman- Noah Would Be Proud!

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word, humane, as “being marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals”. This is a good description of Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San...

‘Mountain’ bespeaks our love of summits

Mountain is a tribute to the power and fascination mountains have had over us mere mortals since the beginning of time. It is a Screen Australia production, produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom.  The film...

The Quiet Revolutionary

RBG, the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen exposes a quiet, ladylike, and very persistent revolutionary.  She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women's...

“Fresh Air” Art in Borrego Springs

“Plein Air” means fresh air –think outdoors- in French and many painters feel inspired when working outdoors in natural light surrounded by the splendors of nature. The Borrego Art Institute currently has an exhibit...