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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

Teardrops in the Driveway

I remember dropping Smartacus off to college a year ago. For a week, I could barely breathe. Doctors thought I’d died.

How to Avoid Stupid Trends

Jeez, I love sports bars. I like when the Buffalo sauce seeps into your cuticles till three days later. I like when the barmaids ring a little bell – ding-ding — when you leave a tip.

Heavenly Moments

Did you know there were still Good Samaritans left in LA? Me neither. But there they were, helping me save the dog.

Something in Your Eye?

The golden retriever pup hears voices that aren’t even there. She hears the whispered second-thoughts of wayward angels … she hears aphids making out in the trees.


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From recent hike at Griffith Park