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Month: July 2006

Uncle Charlie

Uncle Charlie

Last Friday I got a call from my mother saying that my uncle Charlie had died the evening before. I didn’t know what to say about this, and I still don’t. In the grand scheme of things I ended up being “closer” to my mother’s relatives (Charlie was my mother’s brother in-law) than my father’s because we seemed to see them more. Visits to Aunt Lois and Uncle Charlie’s were quite common growing up. Although I can no longer attend,…

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loose change

loose change

A friend of mine sent me this link over the weekend. Compelling stuff – despite the hip-hop and teenage narration. I can validate the accuracy of the Cleveland airport footage. I was in Cleveland that day and remember seeing all those people on the local news. I think it was even the same clips used in this film.

the future (and past) of food

the future (and past) of food

Tuesday afternoon I took a trip to Burbank to meet with my doctor. He is a surprisingly nice guy (I’m used to the “coldness” of Los Angeles citizens now I guess), and it seems like another indicator that Burbank operates more like a small town than other “burbs” in LA. I’d had blood tests done two weeks ago and got a physical at my first visit. Apparently I’m normal inside and out. All the tests came back with good numbers….

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the answer is….”42″

the answer is….”42″

I hiked up one of the fire roads at Griffith park yesterday. Went all the way to the top where you can look out on downtown. I just stood there for probably twenty minutes….not knowing how to feel about anything. As I walked back down (it’s about 45 minutes each way) I realized a fundamental human problem. As humans we don’t understand what being together OR being alone really means. While we are technically alone our whole lives we spend…

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Friday Night

Friday Night

We set out from 4939 around 9pm, including Aaron, Garen, and Pete. We took the 2 down to Echo Park and parked behind the big church there. It was a short walk down and to the left to get to The Echo . I haven’t been to very many of these local music venues, but they all seem to be about the same inside; and not that different than the music bars in Ohio (think Little Brothers ). While waiting…

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Superman Returns

Superman Returns

I’d wanted to see a movie on IMAX for quite some time. I’d heard great things about the format. I’d seen an IMAX movie in Columbus Ohio, (see this blog entry) but it wasn’t a MMP (major motion picture). As Superman Returns posters started going up around town last month I noticed at the bottom “see it in IMAX 3D.” So, plans were made to see the movie in IMAX 3D with Aaron. We tried for a few days but…

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