Disorienting Things About Los Angeles: A List

I’ve been home for several weeks now. In the first few days of my return though, a number of things I had previously taken for granted in Los Angeles baffled me. 1. Multi-colored Suburbans. In DC, Suburbans are almost always black and almost always driven by Secret Service. 2. Lights blinking yellow. Where’s the red … Continue reading

A Gruesome Thursday

“‘Thursday.’ She stood up. ‘My God,’ she said, and sat down again with a moan. ‘It’s too gruesome.’” – Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s A post organized like my mind: Today, I’ve written six lists. It’s only 4 P.M. When I looked out the window this morning, it was sunny. I dressed for 55 degree … Continue reading

New York and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year on Thanksgiving, I’ve hurried downstairs to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I’ve watched from Los Angeles, Atherton, Sedona– and this year– New York. This year, though, I wasn’t warm and comfy on the couch in my pajamas. This year, I watched the parade live. The parade festivities really began Wednesday. My parents … Continue reading