Basquiat + Jazz at The Broad

We can’t get to museums right now, and fortunately the best institutions are pivoting with creative quarantine programming. This three-part video series from The Broad features jazz musicians interacting with the museum’s new installation of it’s thirteen Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings …

1.26.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

Wide Open School

Where to go for learning help, virtual field trips, and life skills during the pandemic.
1.23.21

The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson-Hernández

Local journalist chronicles the lives of the Compton Cowboys
7.10.20

Pandemic CSA Boxes: A Delicious Learning Curve

The pandemic got me a bit nutty about who was touching my fruit and veggies. I decided that a CSA box would help reduce the number of hands touching what we were eating, and the box delivery would support local …

5.1.20

Covid Coping: Birdwatching

It’s been so quiet during the pandemic that I wake up to birdsong and am comforted by the busy sounds all day long. At my home office desk, I can turn and see hummingbirds and towhees flitting into the bushes …

4.25.20

Giving Back: Dine 11

A charity born in Covid times that feeds essential hospital workers and keeps chefs in business.
4.22.20

2020 Goals: The Backbone Trail – Part ONE

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked …

3.23.20

The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked the first 11 miles, and our goal is to do the whole route before the year is over.
2.29.20