Finding No Words

No column this evening. Not sure what to say about the world right now. Need to think about that. So, catch up on the photography.

The Equinox: The 2021 autumnal equinox, when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length, occurred at 7.21 pm GMT – which was 12:21 pm here in Hollywood, and at that moment, the skies at Barnsdall Park on Olive Hill looked like this. Unsettled. Autumn begins. It only gets darker now. ~ Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Body Electric: “I sing the body electric, / The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them…” But this is just another alley out here, behind a curiously named tattoo and body piercing shop. Walt Whitman had something else in mind. Or perhaps not. ~ Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cool Waters: Once again, because it was too hot and too dry, and the blistering Santa Ana winds were howling in off the Mojave, the fountain at the SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Wilshire Boulevard. Fountains fix heat waves. Here, two abstract shapes dance in the sun. Yes, this is the home of the combined Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – another place where Hollywood does business – but the plaza was empty – no screen actors anywhere. That didn’t matter. The place was cool anyway. ~ Monday, September 20, 2021

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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