Category Archives: Making It In LA

Street People Make The Best Career Counselors

In the time that I’ve been in LA, I’ve had a lot of advice thrown in my direction. Everyone has their take on the town, how to get where you want to be and definitely the way to do it. … Continue reading

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What Brought You To LA?

After, “what’s your name?” and, “where are you from?” this is the third most common question asked of you in LA. My default is, “I came here to be a writer,” and I still have days where I feel like … Continue reading

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Fixie Death Race – The Reality Show

Like a plague, they have spread across the planet. In all their neon, gaudy glory. You’ve seen them in your cities, taking up the roads, hogging the pavements and raping the eyes of all around. Yes, I’m talking about those … Continue reading

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A Small, Bitter LA Victory

I’m driving into Century City Mall and pull up to the parking ticket dispenser. I punch the green button to get a parking chit. As the dot matrix printer inside whirls into life, the machine’s LED message window informs me … Continue reading

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A Handbrake Slide Into Bali

Laptops, meetings, cell phones, alarms, Facebook, email, texting, tweeting, deadlines, new scripts, freelance, headhunters, driving, four square, shopping, groceries, laundry, gym, yoga, haircuts, social calendar, flights, visas, currency conversions, post, blogs, therapist appointments, parties, events, openings, must-sees, must-dos, must-haves. These … Continue reading

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The LA Marathon

No one walks in LA. It’s a saying that the Angelinos love to throw around. Because everyone’s in their car, right? Actually it’s because everyone’s running. And they are hoping like fuck that they make it to the mythical finish … Continue reading

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The Psychic, the Clairvoyant and the Clown

OK, so this is going to sound crazy and I know it. I just wanted to say that before I started typing this out so that you know, that I know, that it sounds ridiculous. But truth is like that … Continue reading

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