• My old stereo

    The Ongoing Resolution

    That’s the stereo I bought when I moved to California for college. Now, a decade and change later, I’m getting rid of it. The CD player recently stopped working, the tape decks burned out…

    January 2, 2013
  • Living

    Zen Quotes

    Living in California since 1999 means I’ve built up quite a collection of stuff. For the past several months I’ve been trying to purge myself of a lot of it in an effort to…

    June 3, 2012
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    Food Health

    On Eating Less Sugar

    This gargantuan photo is of a deep-fried fluffernutter sandwich with bananas that I ate the other night at the just-opened Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City. When the waiter put it down on…

    June 27, 2011
  • Social Media

    Your Next Writing Gig: Determined by Klout?

    I was speaking to a recent college graduate/aspiring full-time writer the other day, and she said something that was very curious to me: prospective employers of writers or editors who are hiring freelancers are…

    June 16, 2011
  • Entertainment

    No more superfluous 3D

    I saw the fourth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” this weekend. While I thought it was weak, story-wise, my complaint is about the 3D. The movie, which was not shot for an eye-popping…

    May 31, 2011