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A Hot, Lazy Weekend in Santa Barbara: Reflections on Fletch Nearly Three Decades Later, Carpinteria State Beach, and Happy Vaping

It’s warm in Santa Barbara this weekend, just shy of oppressive at 3PM. A light breeze wafts in through the windows looking out onto the ocean in the distance. Ollie and Emma are lounging on the deck in the shade, … Continue reading

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Happy Monday Night from the Daily Grill Santa Monica Happy Hour: Default Plan after Horrific Traffic from the Palisades to Studio City (Hence No Dance Class)

  “Ah, L.A.!” wrote my friend from Barrington, RI, where I spent a night in July en route to the Cape. For 25 years or so, D.C. was their primary residence and they were such generous hosts to me in … Continue reading

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“Livin’ it Up When You’re Goin’ Down”: Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl after Dinner at The Public in Roosevelt Hotel (with Prefatory Note on Dad’s ‘Greatest Generation’ View of Attachment Parenting)

  A beautiful day in the Palisades. I’m the backyard about to swim for the second time in fifteen years in my parents’ very large, unheated 1962 pool. They rarely make residential pools this long and deep these days and … Continue reading

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A Detour with a Happy Ending (Minus Wi-Fi): Santa Barbara to Denver to La Guardia Flight Reflections on Private School Culture, Single-Sex Education for Girls

Ed. note: I am just posting this before I head out. I will insert pictures but it is more like a memoir chapter combined with social commentary on the topics listed in the title. I am late but will post … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick’s Anthropology of West Los Angeles Real Estate (Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Westwood, Malibu and Santa Monica–North of Montana)

  I knew this iTunes thing was too good to be true. I have had the Macbook Pro about three months (used, a great deal on eBay) and it tells me there is a security breach and I cannot purchase … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick’s Childhood Among the “Beautiful People” and Lifelong Reverence of Beauty in all its Forms

Just about any beautiful woman could become a professional beauty–not through success at court, but in the emerging celebrity culture associated with illustrated  periodicals and mass-circulated photographs. The professional beauty needed not be rich, highly born, nor well educated–provided she … Continue reading

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