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Angel Investor

Angel Peralta has repaid half of his loan! Woohoo! Longtime readers may remember that I lent him some money via Kiva to get his grocery business going. (see posting) I just received an email from Kiva stating that Angel has repaid $525 of his $1050 loan. I only lent...

Go ahead, block my driveway, I'm not going anywhere anyway

Last night’s rain washed away months of LA dust and pollen, so now the sparkly sunshine is dancing off the hood of my neighbor’s car, which is blocking my driveway. It’s parked right under the “No Parking This Side of Street” sign. A tow...

Akeelah & the Bee movie

How do you spell great movie? “A-K-E-E-L-A-H” My daughter and I finally saw “Akeelah & the Bee” the other night with my mother and stepfather. (My husband, who says that watching one spelling bee movie a year (“Spellbound”) is...

Living Air Purifier is Officially Dead

We finally threw out our Living Air Purifier the other day. We hadn’t used it in about three years. It was expensive, but I’d purchased it since the local representatives selling it were giving a percentage of each sale to the LCF Educational Foundation,...