Sweetness

Sweetness for my mother Just when it has seemed I couldn’t bear one more friend waking with a tumor, one more maniac with a perfect reason, often a sweetness has come and changed nothing in the world except the way I stumbled through it, for a while lost in the...

Losers and Winners

Yesterday I had the occasion to help my daughter’s third grade class sell lemonade for charity. The location was picked as the school’s neighborhood and some of us moms got together to hold up pitchers to the passers-by. The idea was to pass on some useful...

A Turn for the Worse

Photo: Yahoo News The fire has done a 180 and is now roaring towards the homes in the Los Feliz hills. It shows no sign of slowing down. Where can go once it starts ripping through those homes? It will hit the street, then Los Feliz. This is something that has never...

Apocalypse Now

Photo: Yahoo News For the second time in a few months, a fire broke out in Los Angeles that looked like someone had dropped a bomb in them thar hills. Being stuck in traffic and seeing those billowing clouds rolling up in bundles and covering the sky. Even though in...

I have a Stalker

My stalker has been following me around the internet for a couple of years now, if you can imagine. I believe him to be one of two people. Myspace, Flickr, and of course Oscarwatch can all be counted upon to produce the occasional nasty comment. How do I know...
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