So, a week ago Friday, I tote my laptop down to the outdoor cafe nearest my house. It’s one of those places that exemplifies Los Angeles’s biggest advantage during this contagious era: the weather. It’s January, but except for the masks, this coffee shop looks much like it did…
This past Friday, I went to hear the LA Philharmonic and Emmanuel Ax play Brahms’ First Piano Concerto. Or, that’s what my ticket said. In my own stint…
“Do you know how to do a French braid?” a friend asked me the other day. And the answer is yes, I know how. It starts with knowing a basic braid…
How was your New Year’s? The changeover from 2021 to 2022 was incident-rich for your humble essayist. Here’s a summary list of my 12/30/21 to 1/1/2022…
(not the Dickens one)
If you’re reading this message sometime close to when it was sent, I am currently racing along scenic Interstate 40, somewhere between central Arizona…
The Great British Baking Show and the universality of inner conflict
First: Thanks for all the kind messages about last week’s deep-dive into family histories. After just a week, it’s already my most-read entry here. It…
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