Five Things I Learned From The 2010 World Cup

Today was the last day of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Much has been said about the level of interest in soccer/futbol/football in the normally non-soccer crazy United States, but the influence and global reach of the Internet and social networking sites made the event, the teams and the sport ubiquitous […]

All Wet In The Lotus Fest

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, played today at the Lotus Festival in Echo Park for the sixth consecutive time. Being that there was no Lotus Festival last year, it was nice to expect the same festival atmosphere for the past thirty-something years. What wasn’t expected was rain, which fell lightly in the […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 7

No Facebook For A Week: Day 7: Sunday, July 4, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 0 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 1 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 0 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 5

Today, as the nation celebrates the first day of its independence from Great Britain 234 years ago, I celebrate […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 6

No Facebook For A Week: Day 6: Saturday, July 3, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 1

Jumped right out of bed and did some gardening. The Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens group had our monthly “mini-cleanup” […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 5

No Facebook For A Week: Day 5: Friday, July 2, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 2 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 3

Friday was a day where I got some things done – mainly a long-overdue oil change for my ’05 […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 4

No Facebook For A Week: Day 4: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 0 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 3 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 1

So this Facebook isolation has been going on for four days already, and I realized one major thing: Like […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 3

No Facebook For A Week: Day 3: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 4 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 0

Beginning to feel more of the effects of social isolation…Went out today for my chiropractor visit in Atwater Village, […]