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Jack Johnson rocks at UCLA

Jack Johnson is amazing. He played for over two hours without a break at UCLA this evening, and never skipped a beat. His backup band was incredible, and Zach Hill’s accordion playing brought down the house. I heard there were 20,000 people on the field...

When doves cry

While driving west on Foothill Blvd. in La Canada today, the LA County Sheriff’s car in front of me stopped and put its lights on. We all stopped and witnessed the deputy don rubber gloves and scoop up a mourning dove that was sitting in the middle of the road....

Partying with fellow Democrats

Several days ago I answered my door and met a lovely woman who said she’d admired my Obama lawn sign for the past few weeks. She invited me to her “Yes We Can” party to listen to Obama’s acceptance speech tonight. It turns out that it’s...

When a big heart is actually a bad thing

When I adopted my sweet dog 11.5 years ago from the Humane Society, she was sick as a…dog. She had just given birth to a litter of puppies (none of whom survived), she had giardia and an inflamed uterus, and she was about 20% under her ideal weight. She was in...