Writing East Hollywood History

Santa Monica Blvd, east of Vermont, circa 1954. The Cahuenga Branch Library can be seen right of center (From USC Digital Archives)

I’ve never thought of myself as a historian. I’ve always been interested in history, particularly local history, and I’ve always been an active writer…but never a historian.

But oftentimes, you grow […]

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 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, […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 2

No Facebook For A Week: Day 2: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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

The experiment continues…Still feel some isolation, but it’s not such a big deal.  Received a text from one of […]

The No Facebook Experiment: Day 1

Before I start on the first-day report of the No-Facebook-For-A-Week-Experiment, let me publish my hypothesis, since one of my FB friends texted me and asked me what the hypothesis was.

Actually, I didn’t really have one, this was more of a field study, but if I were to give a “throwing darts in […]

My Social Networking Experiment: No Facebook For A Week

I’ve decided to do a little experiment.

I will not log into, or use Facebook for an entire week.

LOLWUT?!? Most of you might say. But first of all, I need to clarify a couple things.

First of all, this has absolutely nothing to do with Facebook’s controversial privacy policy, nor am I doing […]