Archive for July, 2015

My First Presidential

Posted on July 25, 2015 by

I voted for McGovern in ’72 but it was the Carter Campaign four years later that changed my life. I was in a psychology grad program at Antioch New England in Keene, New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River from Southern Vermont. It was summer and the dems had just nominated the Georgia Governor. After eight [...]

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Baby Boomers and their Grown-Up Kids

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

We overheard this conversation recently between two sixty-something moms (Let’s call them Cindy and Sheila) in a trendy West LA eatery: Cindy: My son’s depressed. Works part-time. No relationship. I want to get him into therapy. Sheila: Where’s he living? Cindy: Back with us at home. He knows he’s always welcome. Sheila: So much potential. [...]

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Is DTLA for Real?

Posted on July 5, 2015 by

Downtown Los Angeles is surpassing Silverlake, West Hollywood, Echo Park, Los Feliz and all the rest as the most “hippified” neighborhood in Southern California. Now rivaling Williamsburg, Brooklyn for its bohemian urbanism, DTLA blends sights, sounds and smells of authentic city life with requisite population density and underground train stations. The tension between wealth-driven “gentrification” [...]

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