Driving California State Route 1: The Pacific Coast Highway

Long before today’s modern highways intertwined through the entire country, the term highway referred to long roads made for long distance driving. The best known of these roads is Route 66, which originally traversed from […]

The Many Universities of California

While nerve-racking, one of the most exciting times as a parent has been my daughter’s junior year of high school. This has been the year to visit local universities to help whittle down her college […]

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

The text came out of the blue: “I have an extra ticket for Trail of Dead performing ‘Source Tags & Codes’ in its entirety. Would you be interested?” Trail of Dead is short for the […]

The Streets of Los Angeles: Pico Boulevard

We Angelenos are constantly stuck in our cars but seldom give any thought to the history of the streets we drive on. What’s the story behind Mulholland Drive? Why does Eagle Rock have a neighborhood […]

The Health Plan: 1 Year Later

It was one year ago that I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The diagnosis marked a new point in life. I changed my diet and prioritized exercise as part of daily routine. My blood […]

How I Came to Follow Hockey

Growing up in Los Angeles back in the 80’s and 90’s meant wearing Dodger blue and Laker purple and gold. Hockey and the L.A. Kings were there but they did not register. I could not […]