I ❤ LA!

Walt Whitman said, not of LA: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”…

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It had been raining since the top of the page…

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” ~ Henry Anatole Grunwald…

An American Family: Love, honor, & poetry

I bought An America Family by Khizr Khan for my husband, both wanting to support and honor this brave man, his family, the son that he lost, also knowing it’s a book Don would enjoy. I had no idea…

I Moved a Garden … and more unsolicited gardening advice

“Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.” ~ Thomas Moore, Irish poet…

Does Billy the elephant belong at the LA Zoo?

A small, influential group of celebrities and animal activists have reinvigorated their failed 2009 campaign to move Billy the elephant out of the LA Zoo. On April 19, Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced a motion to “immediately cancel any current…

Remembering Matthew, With Love, Always

...He was his mother’s son, never crossed a picket line, always rooted for the underdog. He worked at the Higher Path because he believed in the healing benefits of marijuana. …

& you get tomatoes!

“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.” ~ Allan Armitage…