Passion in the Real World

Passion in the Real World

This week Beverly Hills High’s Ms. SantaCruz, invited me to speak to her Work Experience class about The Real World. My High School Kid was dismayed that anyone would want…

Book Review: The Secret Side of Empty

Book Review: The Secret Side of Empty

  Maria Andreu’s young adult novel “The Secret Side of Empty” is based on the author’s own experiences as an undocumented immigrant. The protagonist, MT, is a fair-skinned blond, not…

Beverly Hills High Back to School Night

Beverly Hills High Back to School Night

Tonight is Back to School Night at Beverly Hills High School. The ritual of sitting in your child’s classrooms, meeting his or her teachers and striving to leave a positive…

Clobbering Clutter This School Year

Clobbering Clutter This School Year

  A cluttered desk is a sign of an addled brain. Not really, but since school started last week, that’s what I tell my High School Kid. I’m an organizational…

Uncool Mom

Uncool Mom

The curfew in Beverly Hills is 11pm and in Los Angeles, it’s 10:30pm. I didn’t make up the rules so if you’re like my Teenage Kid fuming about constitutional rights…

Back to School Blues

Back to School Blues

Tomorrow my baby, a five foot ten lanky kid who could pick me up and toss me around like a beach ball, goes back to school. He’s got the blues….

Four Car Family

Four Car Family

Life as a Beverly Hills mom got a whole lot easier this summer when we decided that High School kid could have a car. You’d think he’d be doing cartwheels…

Guest Blogger Bobby Baseman: What It’s like to be a Law Intern

Guest Blogger Bobby Baseman: What It’s like to be a Law Intern

The elation I felt when landing an internship at the non-profit legal services organization Bet Tzedek fizzled into uncertainty on the first day of orientation. Sure, I’d done my homework and…

The Fisher King of Beverly Hills High

The Fisher King of Beverly Hills High

by Guest Blogger, Hal Lifson  Beverly Hills High School is experiencing a “Running Renaissance” thanks to Head Track Coach Jeffrey Fisher. Last Thursday night my family and I attended the…

Guest Blogger Hal Lifson on Fred Pinto: The Music Man Who Can

Guest Blogger Hal Lifson on Fred Pinto: The Music Man Who Can

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a brilliant music teacher at El Rodeo School who’s direct from Broadway in New York City. Mr. Fred Pinto has made his mark in…


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