Palm Wars

Palm Wars

We don’t see much of our neighbors. Cruising in or out of the driveway, we exchange smiles or a nod.  If we feel particularly perky, we wave. On our block,…

Mrs. Lambert’s Timeline

Mrs. Lambert’s Timeline

Life isn’t short. Not if you look at it like a timeline. Like one of those 8th grade history assignments detailing the American Revolution from shots fired at Lexington and…

My Cowboy Hat

My Cowboy Hat

At my age, gazing into the mirror is a dicey proposition. Don’t get me wrong. I’m okay with how I look, but dang if there isn’t always room for improvement….

Beverly Hills Brownie Makes Good Company

Beverly Hills Brownie Makes Good Company

Déjà vu. Last time my son rolled in from USC for a laundry run, we ended up in line at a new cupcake vending machine in town. Now he’s back…

BH Baby Boomers

BH Baby Boomers

  I said I’d never grow old I can’t remember how that used to be I find myself without the power I find myself without the glory Listen! I ain’t…

College Trends: Double Major Makes College Count

College Trends: Double Major Makes College Count

        Edward Hopper Nighthawks, 1942 In January, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 8.3 percent and the number of unemployed persons declined to 12.8 million….

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Lascaux circa 15,000 B.C. According to the International Energy Agency, dangerous climate change will be essentially irreversible by 2017. Every sixth grade American kid learns Early Man had a lot…

Own Your Sense of Style

Own Your Sense of Style

In the late eighties, Cupid’s arrow pierced Mr. UnHollywood’s silk tie and sleek business suit, which he wore while power-lunching and negotiating his way through million-dollar deals. Meanwhile, I sported…

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

  Newsflash. It happened quietly. For weeks, my ears were programmed to detect the raucous rumble of a tree trimmer’s motor when in fact it was the muffled snap and…

Midnight in Beverly Hills

Midnight in Beverly Hills

After Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris about 1920’s Paris, can you really blame me for fantasizing about riding my Quarter Horse Huck on a 1920’s Beverly Hills Bridle Path? In…


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