My God

September 4, 2010

I am a weather god. And a parking god. Many people claim to be one or the other. But I am both. I can’t pinpoint when I made the separate ascensions. Certainly, when I was in college the brutal Michigan winters precluded any claim to weather godliness. But even then my campus parking prowess was […]

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Life in Venice

July 29, 2010

“It is so miserable here, I don’t really want to do anything. It’s like seriously, actually, genuinely depressing.” Caitlin Pence, Manhattan Beach, Calif. These are, indeed, dark days in California. Unemployment is 12.4% (third worst in the nation), the state faces a $19 billion budget shortfall, the housing industry has hit the wall, the social […]

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