A few Sundays ago, I made my way toward evening north of Pasadena. The neighborhood is lovely: up against the mountains, up above the city, quiet. The homes were large, graceful, and charmingly landscaped. When I arrived, a woman in medieval serving wench costume with a gigantic bosom and a feather wreath in her hair […]
In and around the greenhouse, gardens and lily pond at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Northampton has a wonderful, miles-long bike path. This was taken from a bridge off Main St. above the Connecticut River. My sister Little Meddy and I were out taking the air at dusk.
Aaron Lipstadt is 63, a TV director, and a resident of Hollywood’s Bronson Canyon. He also rides his bicycle just about everywhere. Recently, he sat down at an Echo Park café and told how he came to his passion. “I grew up in small-town Connecticut. My friends lived a mile, two miles away, so I’d […]
I am sickened and shaken by the recent massacre in Orlando. I’m especially sickened that we allow our citizens to purchase assault rifles. A priest friend sent the below along yesterday. ORLANDO, ORLANDO WE LOVE YOU Today I write with a heavy heart arising from the tragedy which occurred in the early morning hours yesterday […]
Marta was the cleaning lady of the woman who owned the house in Silver Lake—my roommate—where I lived from 2010 to 2014. Every other Wednesday, Marta arrived at noon and stayed until 8. I myself have never had a cleaning lady. Even though Marta was younger than me, she triggered all the unresolved guilt and […]
Some people are attached to being rich. For a long time, I was attached to being poor. My Yankee upbringing instilled the idea that “doing without” is a sign of high character. Our culture instills the idea that the smart thing with money to stockpile. And the Church instills the idea to give till it […]