The Way I See It is an intimate look at my perspective... which I find differs from day to day. It differs from yours, his, hers and theirs. It differs depending on the topic or situation. I'm a New Yorker and I am outspoken and opinionated.  I usually see things pretty clearly and do not spend much time in the middle. I'd never say I know best but I would say I know where I stand. I'm interested in generating conversations and sharing ideas. As long as we are communicating with one another - there is hope that we will some day all reach a mutual understanding. I hope by reading this column my readers will gain a better understanding of me and through their comments, I will gain a better understanding of them.

About the Author: Elizabeth Regen lives in Los Angeles but is a 3rd generation Manhattanite, hailing from NY, NY. Elizabeth is a mom of two girls, ages 13 and 4. She's been married for over 10 years to her hard-working husband. She is an actor and a writer and believes in finding creative ways to empower women and young people.

C. Streetlights

About C. Streetlights

As a child, C. Streetlights listened to birds pecking at her rooftop, but instead of fearing them, was convinced they would set her free and she’d someday see the stars. Southern California sunshine never gave C. Streetlights the blonde hair or blue eyes she needed to fit in with her high school’s beach girls, her inability to smell like teen spirit kept her from the grunge movement, and she wasn’t peppy enough to cheer. She ebbed and flowed with the tide, not a misfit but not exactly fitting in, either. Streetlights grew up, as people do, earned a few degrees and became a teacher. She spent her days discussing topics like essay writing, Romeo and Juliet, the difference between a paragraph and a sentence, and for God’s sake, please stop eating the glue sticks. She has met many fools, but admires Don Quixote most because he taught her that it didn’t matter that the dragon turned out to be a windmill. What mattered was that he chose to fight the dragon in the first place. Streetlights now lives in the mountains with a husband, two miracle children, and a dog who eats Kleenex. She retired from teaching so she can raise her children to pick up their underwear from the bathroom floor, to write, and to slay windmills and dragons. She is happy to report that she can finally see the stars.