Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles Magazine’s July issue encouraged me to venture to downtown’s Chinatown district where a beautiful thirty-two acre state park celebrated its grand opening this past April. There are no swing sets or jungle gyms – just vast open spaces with drought friendly plant life […]

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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I had a breast cancer scare in early 2015. My right breast was aching one morning at work while sitting at my desk. Naturally, I touched the place of pain, near my armpit but still atop the breast in an effort to soothe the discomfort. […]

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Fear, Nationalism, and the Second Amendment

It’s easy becoming downtrodden with all the news in the world. It’s understandable becoming immobilized with fear. Fear of violence, fear of being detained in a foreign land, all around fear of being in the wrong place at the wrong time are all valid concerns. […]

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Abandonment in Bombay Beach California

We’re like well-oiled machines. Once neglected, we’re rendered useless. We are reduced to rust, squeaking until someone mutters, “Better get some WD-40.” We need to feel wanted and useful. We need to feel like we have a purpose. Sometimes that purpose accommodates others and sometimes […]

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