A Love Story In Los Angeles

A Love Story In Los Angeles

She had such a lovely voice, turning simple words–“Hi honey!” or “Good morning, sunshine!”–into songs. I could see her sitting in the bed with the bronze nails framing the headboard, leaning against it as the golden light outside streamed in...
The Los Angeles Heat Wave of 2014

The Los Angeles Heat Wave of 2014

I may be the only person to come down with a horrible cold in the middle of a heatwave.  Sneezing, sniffling, and sweating, it’s been pretty miserable I finally got my butt out of bed because the kids were begging to play.  “Will you toss the Frisbee with...
Office Space

Office Space

I was only eight minutes late to my first day of work.  Located on Hyperion Boulevard in Silverlake, in a cool, slightly ratty 60’s building built on stilts, my rented desk in a rented office was empty.  In fact, the entire office was empty as far as I could tell at...
California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Our plane descended into yellow-brown air, a thick layer of smog blanketing Southern California.  The warehouses and industrial areas of the Inland Empire gave way to neat, square houses dotted with green lawns and occasionally, the unmistakable blue of a swimming...