Los Angeles

IT'S BEEN AWHILE, BUT I'M BACK

It is now the my 20th day in Japan, and I just realized how remiss I have been in my blog-posting duties.  I told myself that I would be blogging more often, but so much had happened since I last posted that I feel there is a tremendous need to fully catch everyone up on what’s been going on since I last posted.  Firstly, let me apologize to those of

LOS ANGELES, A CITY OF CHANGES

The first time I first came to Los Angeles was right after the riots of 1992 and right away I was thrilled. There were charred remains of burned down buildings all over the place, but that didn’t phase me.  I had just gotten discharged from the United States Navy and wasn’t back home in Illinois.  I grew up in a small town in Illinois.  It was a nice town to

LIVING IN LOS ANGELES

My first solo apartment was in Koreatown.  I remember falling for the “art deco” line when I found it in the Recycler Classifieds papers that used to be the thing other than the L.A. Weekly you could pick up for free at just about any liquor store or 7-11.  If you really want to dig on what I’m getting at by calling L.A. a City of Changes, move to one