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Calm Yourself

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September 12th, 2013

After graduating from high school, I ended up in St. Petersburg, Florida in the height of the summer heat. Looking for work, I had the idea of applying for a […]

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Learning To Love L.A.

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August 29th, 2013

One sunny March morning, my husband and I stepped out of our Hollywood apartment and threw our skis into the car, which I drove, flip-flop and T-shirt-clad, an hour north. […]

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Self-Sufficient Succulents

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June 10th, 2013

I’ve been living in my house for six months and I am ready to shop for the right landscape. I call it shopping because what I do is survey neighborhoods, […]

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Lillian’s Pot

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May 29th, 2013

My college boyfriend’s mother would be nearly 100 if she was still with us, but her spirit is alive and cooking in my kitchen. I got to thinking about Lillian, […]

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Mid-Life Crisis Averted

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May 10th, 2013

Since I returned to my hometown in Southern California from living in Northampton, Massachusetts, I have often wondered if I did the right thing by moving back. For the last […]

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On A Roll

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March 25th, 2013

Working in market research, I’m continually surprised by the intensity of people’s opinions about the products I take for granted. Take toilet paper, for instance. In our family, if we’ve […]

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To Live In La La Land

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March 22nd, 2013

Cahuenga Pass, an area in the east Hollywood Hills where I live, puts me close to Studio City, Hollywood , Los Feliz, Atwater Village… all my favorite parts of Los […]

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Groovy Chicks

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February 25th, 2013

Let me introduce you to two fabulous chicks, Wilma and Antoinette. Stylishly urban, yet rustic, they live in an AirStream-style trailer just steps from my front door. Why, I can […]