America’s Having An Ideological Argument, NOT A Political One
The GOP’s hate for democracy stands on one tectonic plate. Our love for it stands on another. America’s differences are ideological not political.
The Earthquake Experience For Those Who’ve Never Had “The Pleasure”
In the 35 plus years I’ve lived in LA, I’ve experienced two major earthquakes, plenty of minor ones and who knows how many teeny-tiny ones too small to feel. Last night’s 4.6 temblor, apparently, is related to the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake — my first Big Un. One’s first big quake is truly special. I…
Stuff Life Teaches You — California Earthquake Edition
Every time a temblor rumbles somewhere other than where you are in California, something inside heaves a sigh of relief. And disappointment. The 5.8 temblor that rattled California today struck mostly remote wilderness out in the Owens Valley, not far from Mr. Witney (California’s highest peak). A storekeeper in Lone Pine — the closest town…
Why I HATE Missing A Good Earthquake
I’ve lived in Southern California for 35 years — longer than I’ve lived anywhere. That almost makes me a native. It doesn’t — and for that I’ll be eternally sad. I grew up in the east — in a Jewish suburb in northwest Baltimore. I went to Vassar — 90 minutes north of NYC. After…