The day started at 4:00am. Ug!
Things went fairly close to script.
My bag was lighter returning home than going. How the bag became lighter is beyond me. I added a stuffed, plush, Kiwi, who, having heard so much about him, wanted to meet The Pinkerton back in the states.
Much to my disappointment, I was unable to sleep on… Continue reading
I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a young child I thought these… Continue reading
Well, today ranks up there among the very worst travel experiences I’ve had in my life. We had to go from San Francisco through Los Angeles to Phoenix via air. Then we had to rent a car and drive up to the Grand Canyon in rush hour. I’m not complaining about any of that.
Delta had severe flight delays into… Continue reading
Today, for some odd reason, I woke up pondering “being stuck.” I don’t mean being physically stuck, but being stuck in a perspective of what life is. I read the Facebook posts of 95% of the people with whom I went to high school and am in wonder at how their perspectives are virtually the very same as… Continue reading
Here are a few of photos from my quick weekend getaway to LA 2 weeks ago. (They were all shot with my iPhone.)
The lifeguard stations had been moved back from the water’s edge to avoid the winter high tides. The gorgeous, classic VW Beetle was up at Malaga Cove.
Ah… the weather in paradise!
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This weekend we made a quick overnight trip to LA to meet up with friends, who also flew into the city of angels, to see a play. The trip, though short, was special. Seeing my dear friend, Mark, was wonderful. We haven’t seen each other in years, and he’s had a very difficult year but looks none the worse for… Continue reading
Having lived in Los Angeles, I would prefer to see these WiFi enabled elevated gardens than the urban graffiti that is billboards!
Urban Air from Zack Bennett on Vimeo.
Bamboo Billboard Gardens – Urban Air by Stephen Glassman Aims to Beautify and Clean Cities (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
L.A. Billboards Could Be Transformed Into Floating Bamboo Gardens (laist.com)… Continue reading
Yesterday I was on my way to Safeway when I noticed the change: the hills are definitely beginning to turn green.
The bay area is probably not unique in this regard, but I’ve never lived in an area that greened during the rainy winter season with fewer hours of daylight but turned dry and brown during the longer days… Continue reading
She made me laugh, even as a young child.
I recall my sister and I, when we were young children, watching something she was in. Phyllis played a character that appeared at some public event in a horridly garish outfit. The guests were all aghast, but not the character she was playing. She announced with grand flare something along these… Continue reading
I always felt sadness for Rodney King. He had a difficult life before and after his brutal and unjustified assault by the Los Angeles police department. His life is sad testament to the pain of addiction and racism.
His life was much too short, only 47 at his death today. But, as short as it was, he unintentionally called attention… Continue reading