Plum season 


The small pleasures of wearing bell sleeves and selecting multi-colored plums…


#morning #cakery #corepoweryoga #velvetunderground #bookwriting


The air is clearing up! Started the day right with a breathtaking early morning Core Power Yoga class. Now waiting for the boys to wake up and rewarding myself with my favorite cookie! The Cakery’s Stevia sugarfree chocolate chip! And listening to the Velvet Underground with my sweet and sexy husband! Wearing my Marimekko dress designed in 1960! Big day today: chapter is officially due and will be done! 

#bigbadcon #teengamingroom #withlakas


This is the most inclusive gaming con. 24/7 board games.  We sponsored a teen gaming room in honor of Lakas who loved bringing people together and forward with their best selves! He was the best at Resistance and was always a stealth awesome Werewolf.  Love for Lakas forever for eternity for life. Game on, Lakas with your big smile enticing other gamers to join! 

North Bay Area On My Mind


Wearing my infinity scarves as masks for the smokey air all week.  Fires keep raging in North Bay Area. SFSU classes rightly cancelled due to air quality on campus. Feeling for my students from Santa Rosa and beyond affected by the fires: please do not worry about school! You will be accommodated. Stay safe.

#Academics on #googlehangout or #zoom #UNWATCHABLE #ADVA #JReidMiller #RickyRodriguez #CelineShimizu #ShelleyLee #MagdalenaBarrera #StephanieBatiste #professors


My co-editors J. Reid Miller, Richard T. Rodriguez and I video conference about our special issue of ADVA entitled UNWATCHABLE SCENES, UNHAPPY SPECTATORS: A NEW IMPERATIVE OF REPRESENTATION!


…while the fabulous professors Shelley Lee, Magdalena Barrera and Stephanie Batiste meet up online for their own genius projects across the land. They out angle us too!


Such flawless faces, genius minds! Ours is low resolution and looks like we spotted a mouse!

Check out our ADVA CALL FOR PAPERS @  Submit by 12.1.17


The power of the #comma and #ucsf #PECE #love  #hughgroman 


To benefit the visionary work of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence, we shared our love among friends who were also enjoying wedding anniversaries!  Double extra love aptly celebrated with dinner and dance. 

What resonated for me tonight was in the sharing of  lives from parents of a child with epilepsy. There should be no stops in one’s efforts to help alleviate suffering. The power of the comma was raised: I cannot do it, I must do it.  Look at the comma there.  

Consider making a gift to the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence at 

And loved seeing the talented Hugh Groman whose company catered the event with his food I ate too much of, while very consciously enjoying every bite! 

We talk about the comma as grieving parents too. I wore my new comma earrings to the event!