Day 54 – Baseball Season!

Baseball season is finally upon us.  It’s hard to believe that Alex is now in high school and no longer is eligible for little league until high school is over.  Once over, he will slide to Pony just in time for playoffs and All Stars.  In the meantime, today was his first ever foray into high… Read More

Day 45 – Los Angeles Marathon

Today was the Los Angeles Marathon and we are fortunate enough to live near the finish line of this great race that takes runners through some of the most historic, scenic, and cultural parts of this sprawling and diverse city.  To see the speed at which the elite runners devour this course is truly remarkable.… Read More

Day 44 – Misty Night

It’s hard to imagine that we are still in the throws of an El Nino season.  We started out with above average snow fall prior to the new year, yet we now find ourselves with 80 degree plus weather in Jan/Feb here in Santa Monica!  Tonight, the mist and fog started rolling in.  I love… Read More

Day 23/366 Santa Monica Pier Time Lapse

Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video, but I headed down to the pier on this beautiful January night.  I couldn’t resist, especially considering a friend of mine sent me a picture of a view from his house on the east coast showing ‘snowmageddon’.  I’ve done one time lapse photo, but it was a by product… Read More

Day 20 – Metro Santa Monica

While I love the diversity of Los Angeles, it is very difficult to make your way around this sprawling metropolis and enjoy the different areas.  I love the quote that “Los Angeles is nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis (Aldous Huxley, Americana, 1925)”.  I find that to be true.  While living on the Westside in… Read More

Day 9 – Santa Monica Liquor Neon

$900MM powerball lottery jackpot tonight.  With that kind of payoff, why not throw some hard earned money against it? “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,     but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. (Proverbs 13:11)” It’s interesting how Powerball and Lottery Tickets are sold at liquor stores, but my financial advisor never seems to recommend them… Read More

Day 6 – Santa Monica Statue

I’ve driven by this statue 1,000 times; Santa Monica statue standing tall at the end of Wilshire Blvd, overlooking Santa Monica Bay (technically, she’s overlooking Wilshire Blvd. since her back is to the bay), but have never really stopped to appreciate her, nor have taken the time to understand her history (or the history of… Read More

Day 5 – St. Monica’s Church

The El Nino storm came through today and as of 4PM PT, Santa Monica airport received .97″ during the previous 6 hours.  With the clouds breaking up around sunset – the sky was on fire – again.  However, I was intrigued with St. Monica’s Church against the sky and the hues against its sides.  I… Read More

Day 3 – Santa Monica Pier

I love the rain, and the anticipation of a week’s long storm is exciting to me.  So I thought I’d down to the pier to see the clouds come in.  The beach was packed with tourists and locals.  I particularly enjoyed the old Muscle Beach area where several slack lines were set up.  The balance… Read More