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Let’s Make Some Music

September 4, 2018

As we head into the unofficial start of the fall season, what’s one thing you’d like to get out into the world during these next few months? 

Illlustration by Marc Johns


Amazing Grace

August 31, 2018

One last goodbye to Aretha Franklin

Mondrian Toast

August 30, 2018

Food art by Lucia Litman

Meatballs Al Forno

August 29, 2018

On Sunday, I spent the day cooking one of my favorite dishes, meatballs al forno from Mozza. It’s a serious undertaking, including homemade chicken stock and tomato sauce, but so worth the effort. And now, I’ve got a stockpile in the freezer.

Household Chore

August 28, 2018

Regular readers of FPS know I didn’t inherit my mother’s ambition for housekeeping. Because I don’t like clutter, I’m good at the tidying up part (with the exception of my desk), but the love of deep cleaning has always eluded me. The one exception is laundry, which I do every Sunday with glee. Ironing not included! What’s your favorite household chore?

Illustration by Marc Johns

Neil Simon, RIP

August 27, 2018

Let’s not forget. Neil Simon, another superstar passes this week. 

Illustration by Chris Phillips

Circle of Love

August 24, 2018

I’m a huge fan of the artist, Geoff McFetridge. Here’s how he describes this illustration: “Everyone is first everyone is last the front is the back of the line and we all win and we lose at once beautifully.”


Box Heaven

August 23, 2018

Even though I live alone, I like having a family’s worth of home supplies at hand. That’s why I go to Costco every 3 or 4 months to purchase jumbo amounts of toilet paper, laundry detergent, zip lock bags and paper towels. The nearest Costco is a 30-minute drive at best (early on Sunday mornings), so it’s an annoying errand, particularly the loading and unloading of the car, and hauling the supplies up from the garage. And then I discovered Costco online. Now, UPS drops everything right outside my apartment door. My only remaining gripe is tackling the giant empty boxes for the recycling bin.

Language Matters

August 22, 2018

L.A. Life

August 21, 2018

The other day, I walked by this on my way to see Crazy Rich Asians. Just another day in L.A.