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The New California Normal

October 28, 2019

My neighborhood is not in danger right now. Rose and I are safe. But smoke is in the air.

Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton

On Honor

October 25, 2019

If you haven’t seen this in its entirety, it’s worth the watch. And as usual, Barack Obama made me well up with tears.

Nectar of the Gods

October 24, 2019

I’ve been working very long hours lately, and needed a reward. So I splurged on my favorite balsamic vinegar. At this price, I treat the balsamic like liquid gold. Drizzled on mozzarella, grilled vegetables, baked chicken or just about anything, it turns the ordinary into a heavenly treat.

Put a Ring On It

October 23, 2019

Collage art by Maximillian Malone

What’s Your Sign?

October 22, 2019

What’s your relationship to astrology these days?

Illustration by Miguel Porlan

How’s the Weather?

October 21, 2019

We’re still in summer mode here in L.A. How about you?

Print by MDNF

Advice for the Ages

October 18, 2019

Illustration by Lisa Congdon

Passing of a Great Man

October 17, 2019

Such sad news. I remember tearing up watching this segment on 60 Minutes when it first aired, not knowing he’d be gone so soon. Elijah Cummings was a remarkable man. 

Madam Speaker of the House

October 16, 2019

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Finding Comfort

October 15, 2019

About one of my cherished friends, I’ve often thought that in times of stress, being with him is like diving into a bowl of mashed potatoes. And I mean that in the best of ways.

Image by MDNF