THANKSGIVING, THE SHADY SIDE OF THE STREET

 

 

This is a part of Los Angeles, a few square blocks that has a population of homeless nearly the size of Newport. In a city that promises to make you perfect.

Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, yet is about as close as it can be to being one. According to the news more families re-unite than for Christmas. The American meal of Turkey is the American eucharist; where we give thanks for what we have. We should include these people in our thoughts and prayers.

NO BED OF ROSES
NO BED OF ROSES

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WHO IS WALKING THE DOG?

One of those vignettes of life. We were to meet Stefan at a coffee shop in Silverlake in Los Angeles. We arrived a little early; I dropped Bernadette and went to park the car. When I arrived at the coffee shop Bernadette had already engaged someone in conversation. The woman had a dog named “Emily”.  While the coffee shop had a dog friendly policy there was a man who clearly was disturbed by Emily; especially when she became excited over the attention she was getting.  I suggested I take Emily for a walk to let her calm down. When I returned with Emily, it was clear that Stefan was in another part of the coffee shop and we had not seen him. However one of Stefan’s friends saw me walking Emily and said: “Isn’t that your father? and does he have a dog? ”

 

EMILY AND BERNADETTE
EMILY AND BERNADETTE

A DAY AT THE ZOO WITH GRANDCHILDREN

Watching the animals at the zoo; we started to see patterns of behavior. The mothers watching over their babies and teaching them skills for life; while we watched how an older child handles an ice cream cone in the heat of Los Angeles.

 

WHO DEALS WITH MELTING ICE CREAM BETTER?
WHO DEALS WITH MELTING ICE CREAM BETTER?
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
DAD
DAD
ANOTHER MOTHER AND CHILD
ANOTHER MOTHER AND CHILD
MOTHER AND CHILD 3
MOTHER AND CHILD 3
MEERKAT
MEERKAT
FLAMINGOS
FLAMINGOS
KOALA  BEARS
KOALA BEARS
ANOTHER DAD AT REST
ANOTHER DAD AT REST

STREET OF BROKEN DREAMS

An afternoon walk along Hollywood Blvd is always revealing. Everyone is here; those full of hope and those with none left.

ROCKN'ROLL
ROCKN’ROLL
CAPITOL RECORDS
CAPITOL RECORDS
PANTAGES THEATRE
PANTAGES THEATRE
PANTAGES
PANTAGES
OPTIONS
OPTIONS
OUT COLD
OUT COLD

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EGYPTIAN THEATRE
EGYPTIAN THEATRE
MR. MUSCLE IS HERE
MR. MUSCLE IS HERE
OUT COLD
OUT COLD
FROLIC ROOM
FROLIC ROOM
HOPE
HOPE
DREAMS ON THEIR BACKS
DREAMS ON THEIR BACKS

 

STUDIO CAFE
STUDIO CAFE
SECOND GENERATION LA
SECOND GENERATION LA

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