Memorable Moments in an Alien World

{November 4, 2012}   Captive Audience

Yesterday I met a friend of mine for coffee at this amazing little cafe in south Santa Monica called Dogtown Cafe. I had arrived a bit early and did something I felt most conspicuous about: I took out my Bible and began to read. I felt conspicuous because although I see people reading their Bibles in public all the time in the town I’m from, it seems to be a bit of a rarity in Los Angeles. And, if I’m being truthful, it seems like it could put a target on my back and there is a small, cowardly part of me that just doesn’t know if I could take the heat. Read the rest of this entry »

{September 29, 2012}   West what?

I am pretentious. It’s a fact that I know and try very hard to keep under wraps. Because that word just doesn’t have the best connotation, right? There are some things I am openly pretentious about. Espresso. Grammar. Chocolate (clearly all very important). But that’s about it. The rest I hide away and try to ignore.

But I stumbled into unsolicited pretension the other day. Read the rest of this entry »

{April 19, 2012}   The Unwritten Rule

In my brief time in LA, I have been perpetually struck by the plethora RIDICULOUS vehicles, driven in such an arrogant, preposterous manner. Since my move here, I have clenched my teeth and closed my eyes, expecting the terrible sound of metal against metal so often that I have entirely lost count.

Yet, that is not what disturbs me most. Read the rest of this entry »

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