Pitbull Attack In Morningside Circle

I currently work part-time as a musician, playing in various churches around Los Angeles. On Sunday, I played piano for the gospel choir at St. Eugene’s church in Morningside Circle – a community in Los Angeles right at the border of Inglewood, by Van Ness and 96th Street.

Everything went well on Sunday after […]

15 Years Ago Today: My Article In The L.A. Times

When I was an awkward teenager in junior high school, I developed a love for writing and decided that I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up. My dream was to one day be a reporter for the L.A. Times.  I even had the prescience back then to believe that “news will […]

Motorcadin' With The President

On Monday and Tuesday I had the unique opportunity to be one of the drivers in President Barack Obama‘s motorcade during his 18-hour visit to Los Angeles this week.

Wait, WHAT?!

That’s right, I was one of nine people chosen (and vetted) to drive the vehicles in the President of the United States’ motorcade.

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The Torrid Tale Of The Towed

After successfully evading it in 18 years of driving, my car got towed away for the first time on Thursday night as I was playing with members of my band for our Soul Barkada Lounge jam at the Downtown L.A. ArtWalk.

I arrived at the Spring Street venue at around 6:45 p.m., unloaded […]

Waiting For A Star To Fall: Perseid-Watching In The Antelope Valley

Our little encampment in the Northwest Antelope Valley

Last night – well technically early this morning – a few friends and I went out to the Antelope Valley to watch the Perseid Meteor shower, which makes its peak this week.

We went out some 88 miles, north on the 5, east on the […]

Do The Walk, Do The Walk Of Life: Relay For Life Hollywood

Early Sunday morning, I walked in the annual Relay For Life, a 24-hour fundraising and awareness event benefiting the American Cancer Society. The event’s origins go back some 25 years, when a doctor in Washington state ran around a high school track in honor of his patients and raised $27,000 walking for 24 hours. […]

Cleaning Up The Library, August Edition

Today being the first Saturday of the month, it’s once again time to tend to the Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens for our monthly mini-cleanup of our 94-year old LAPL branch‘s grounds!

This being August, I wondered if Summer weather might be a deterrent for people, but apparently so far this […]