Vacation

About to hop on a non-stop flight, LAX to Logan, then pick up the tiny rental car and drive out to the north end of Cape Cod, so commentary here will be suspended for a bit – unless it rains in North Wellfleet and the whole crew from college days is bored, or napping.  If so, I’ll pull out the laptop and post something – maybe.  The return here to Hollywood is scheduled for late Friday night.  Commentary resumes next Saturday. 

What can I say?  “Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.” ~ Christopher Morley 

In the meanwhile, bop over to the sister site – devoted to photography.  There are fifteen pages of amusing shots there. 

Last weekend it was the Call to the Wall Surf Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2007 – Surfrider Beach, Malibu – The Surfing Life, with six additional pages of detail – The Boards, The Surfers, On the Beach, Surf Culture, Statements, and Waves of Nostalgia (our Bob Patterson explains it all).   

Since then there is that new page on the neighbors who are filming a documentary about Elvis.  This is Hollywood.  See Elvis Right Here!  There’s even a pink Cadillac.  Or you could check out the “Woodie” and a “Hot Rod Lincoln” at California Rides.

 

If you’re into Hollywood, you will find that while Paris has Notre Dame, looking down on everything from the center of everything, we have an old bank, but it is Hollywood Gothic.  Or just check out the odd tigers on the boulevard in Disquieting Hollywood.

 

You want some street art?  Check out to somewhat famous La Luz de Jesus, or the amazing Hector Ponce mural of Jaime Escalante and Edward James Olmos at Wilshire and Alvarado, at Local Heroes – or just admire the Painted Women down on Melrose.

 

Fans of the botanical studies get a few Simple Blooms.

 

Back soon.  Be good.

 

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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