Category Archives: Politics

Thoughts on Victorian Chick’s 3rd Anniversary: Writing for Love and Identity, Dealing with Haters, and Getting a Real Estate License to Work as Relocation Consultant

Last week marked three years of Victorian Chick. I’ve been too busy to think of an anniversary blog which does justice to the role it plays not just in my everyday or social life, but the way in which it … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, Crisp Week in Santa Barbara: Dr. Maureen Echt and New Yelp Reviews (Death Gardens, Whole Foods, Killer Shrimp) with a Brief Note on the Yelp Lawsuit in Virginia

I was supposed to head to LA yesterday, but Mom said she had no pressing engagements which took her away from Dad, so I stayed to be with J on a day he doesn’t have his 4th grader. Seven weeks … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades’ Swarthmore Avenue is not Detroit: Why Rick Caruso’s Proposed Development Strikes Terror in the Hearts of Palisades Natives

When I received several panicked messages from older Facebook friends who grew up in the Palisades about billionaire developer Rick Caruso’s plans destroy my hometown and current part-time residence, I was in New York and just nodding off at 2AM. … Continue reading

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Back in Santa Barbara: Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere’s “The Kidney Sellers” and New York Travel Notes

I returned from New York last Friday on a blissful Virgin flight I listened to Kinky Boots and Wicked for over three hours. I love everything about Virgin: the planes, the service, the food, the wine, the entertainment, the WiFi, and the sockets … Continue reading

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Why This Middle-Aged Woman Loved the Facebook Movie: A Response Alexis Kleinman/Highlights of First Week in NYC

I. Eight Days in New York. More happens–more social interaction, more culture, more random stimulation, not to mention more professional networking–in New York City than any place I’ve been or lived. I’m prepared to believe that Paris, London, and a … Continue reading

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Happy Tuesday! Podcast Tonight at 9PM EST on Click, Bang! to Discuss Beverly Hills Patch E-cig Piece (My First!)

For Victorian Chick, this will be a short blog as I am uploading my Amy Chua piece to Huffington Post, at least if the “internal server error” of 16 hours on Firefox has not somehow spread to Chrome. The piece is over … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick’s Rant and PSA for Childless Adults re Pearl Dragon in Pacific Palisades

I’m in LA watching Dad as Mom had two days of either meetings or functions and he likes to have one of his girls (or my aunt or her daughter who came to replace me during my NYC trip) with … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Blog from Visalia, CA and Musings on “(Dis)Grace Under Pressure” by Role/Reboot Author Lauren Hermanson

Yet again, life seems to have interfered with blogging. I have two half-written blogs, one on Marin County and one on the 4th Annual Veuve Clicquot Will Rogers Polo Classic, but since my last blog I’ve seen Alan Alda and … Continue reading

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Happy Friday of Solstice from SB: Day in Venice, Santa Monica and Century City and Thoughts on the National Discussion about Obesity

I. Lunch and Drink in Venice, Nails in Santa Monica, Dinner in Century City at Princeton Club Event My title is slightly misleading, if not in fact than in its reflection of my priorities. I will be honest: in 16 … Continue reading

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