People in other parts of the country sometimes think that New York City may not be on the same planet they live in, let alone the same country. Nevertheless, they know that the attack on NYC and on the nation's capital was an attack on America.
Perhaps this morality tale will cheer up a few folks who are out of work in the big city...things could be worse, you could still be working for some schmuck, dating some jerk, serving the corporate beast.
With The Palm rolling out a brand refresh and celebrating its 85th anniversary this year I thought it would be relevant and meaningful to interview Bruce Bozzi Jr. His great grandfather founded The Palm and Bruce runs it today.
Joe Vitale, who was born in Palermo, Italy and christened Pepino by his parents, is the fig savior. When he bought his house six years ago, the fig tree in back was all but dead. Joe nursed it back to health.
Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.
For me, leaving LA doesn't mean losing touch with the progress of America Fast Forward. In fact, I find these regular outings give me some helpful perspective on what Angelenos are trying to achieve transit-wise.
Vaux and Olmsted created Central Park out of fantasy. This preserve is natural fantasy. There's even a tinge of danger. Unknown paths beckon into witchy woods. But mostly the flora and fauna offer calm.