Category: Thoughts

Thank You, Anthony Bourdain

“I’m not going anywhere. I hope. It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. “But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” —Anthony Bourdain Friday, […]

Daylight Saving Time in Los Angeles

March marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in California. The idea that we must adjust our clocks one hour twice a year is outdated but it does bring one benefit: the return of […]

Live First, Write Second

These days, everyone with a computer and an Internet signal writes about the food they eat, clothes they buy, places they visit, places they dream of visiting, and people they wish to meet. Some do […]

Goodbye, 2017

The year 2017 is officially behind us. It was not a particularly great year but it’s always an achievement to survive the year. After all, it was certainly an eventful year. The Trump Presidency became […]

The Power of Fear

Fear is a powerful emotion. Under the right circumstances, it makes us better and pushes us forward. Under the wrong ones, it stops us from moving in any direction. In many ways, the most meaningful […]

The “Joys” of Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us. Expect crowded malls, lots of spending, and congested parking lots. I’m accustomed to the first two but gridlocked parking lots are still the worst characteristic of the holidays. From […]