TIME AND PLACE

First apartments of our very own are when we find out who we really are…at least I believe that’s true for girls. Too many of us, at least of my generation,...

I love LA; I know I’m not supposed to…but it is our dream-world isn’t it? Where movies come from and who doesn’t love movies? Keep going past Watts and you get...

About that California State of Mind—its counterpoint could be call melancholy perhaps. I visit it in California also. Now and then, when there’s a lot of “future” in a place or...

California is a state of mind, especially mine on this trip. When I return home there is much work-work to do as well as my very large, largest, giantest, hugest ever...

Ah yes, you know the plot. Little old lady hikes up little old mountain to prove … that she can. Cast of characters: Little old lady and son. Highlights of the...

“South of the 8,” a Ping Chong + Company Undesirable Elements production was performed at the LaJolla Playhouse Saturday night and Scott, Sandra and I were there.  It was a special...

CALIFORNIA That time of year again. Birthday. Climb Black Mountain to prove I’m not old-old yet. Visit Nordstrom’s for new jeans. Walk on the beach. Take many photos of Watts Tower...

First Baking. One of those warm fuzzy family sort-of-traditions. WITH BACON. bacon-fat-gingersnaps-recipe-nyt-cooking THEN. THE 3 Fs. FOOD FAMILY FRIENDS or FAMILY FRIENDS FOOD? THE HOLIDAY ENDED WITH A MOVIE AND BRUNCH...

THE FREE STATE OF CALIFORNIA…where Progressives roam wild; beaches are right next door (soon to be in the back yard but oh well…); Hollywood is just up the road; California Cuisine originated here...

MILLENNIUM PARK CHICAGO CHICAGO ART INSTITUTE–TOO BRIEF A VISIT