Snowy Grapevine.

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through my place (One bedroom apartment – a cute little space), Not a creature was stirring – good thing in my rental; Cuz if I had a mouse?  I’d go totally mental! Despite all the quiet, sleep still was in vain, For something annoying kept nagging my brain! […]

DWP Building memento.

Just a block away from my SoCal home, an intersection is constantly being captured by this intriguing fellow with the keen eye and retro gear.  Although all he directs now is traffic, he’s a reminder of the area’s deep filmmaking roots.  But monuments in and around Los Angeles also call to mind other dreams and legacies […]

St. James Park.

So I’ve had this theory about my brain.  I think it reached maximum storage capacity a while back, and now whenever there’s something new I need to remember, an old memory gets randomly deleted for the space.  But the return of an ancient memory during one of my travels made me rethink this theory. And it […]

En route to High Camp!

It was an ache. A longing kind of pain in my chest that told me I was already missing a place I hadn’t even left yet!  Sheltered beneath a stand of sweet-smelling pines to escape the growing heat of a summer’s morning, I was nursing a coffee-to-go and recalling how much better I’d come to […]

Awaiting the puck drop!

  Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings!  But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]

Pillars at Paphos

“Doin’ the ruins.” That’s what Dad called the trips he and Mum took around the Mediterranean.  And twice I got to along to see firsthand (among many other amazing things) just how far the vast arm of Ancient Rome used to reach – including to a once posh neighborhood on the island of Cyprus.  It […]

Aphrodite's Rock, Cyprus

Greetings!  My next post will mainly be about my visit to this island!  Legend has it that if you swim three times around one of these rocks off its coast, you’ll find true love – guess I need to go back and give that a try!  Know which island it is?