De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Yesterday morning I was awakened by yelling and brazen threats coming from the mouth of my elderly neighbor.  We'll call him George.  George has a habit of picking fights with homeless men and women who - every so often - will come around to sift through the dumpsters for cans and food. Now before we… Continue reading De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

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Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

Driving through Topanga Canyon, and then onto Mulholland Drive, I could see why the area had become infamous for the subtly terrifying and the unreal. The place was gorgeous. If I could see a sunset everyday, as dazzling and disorienting as the one I had seen while driving along the switchbacks heading down into the… Continue reading Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

Beach Trip: Exploring the Shoreline!

A couple days ago, Alex and I decided we needed a change of scenery and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway, landing somewhere between the Will Rogers State Beach and Malibu.  What followed was a bunch of fun shenanigans in which I said hello to and presumably made friends with an octopus, found and rescued… Continue reading Beach Trip: Exploring the Shoreline!