This is the new commentary site. The original weekly magazine-format site is still online at Just Above Sunset Weekly, with all issues and all pages since May 2003.

The commentary side of that site has been split off to this new site, while the photography has its own site now – Just Above Sunset Photography (currently being revised)

Editor’s Profile

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 a few 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, one block north of the Sunset Strip.

Subscription Information

If you send me your email address, I’ll let you know when there are significant new postings. And a note on privacy – when any notification is sent out, your email address will not appear on anyone else’s email headers. The distribution list will not be “public” at all.


Alan Pavlik – Editor and Publisher
Just Above Sunset
1606 North Laurel Avenue
Suite 342
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Email – editor@justabovesunset.com



JUST ABOVE SUNSET was previously published in a format that combined photography and commentary. That became unwieldy and, as every page and every photograph from May 2003 forward was saved, technically impossible with the software available. In March 2007 the photography and commentary were split. But nothing was lost.

Archives of all past issues…

2007: Volume 5 – 2007 – Number 1 to Number 9

2007: Volume 5, Number 10 (last issue, March 11, 2007)

2006: Volume 4 – 2006 – Number 35-36, for the week of September 3, 2006 through Volume 4, Number 53, for the week of December 31, 2006

All published text and photos in the earlier format –

See ARCHIVE SET 1 – Volume 4, Number 7, for the week of February 12, 2006, to Volume 4, Number 34, for the week of August 20, 2006

March 2004 to February 2006 – ARCHIVE SET 2 (middle issues) – Volume 2, Number 9, for the week of March 7, 2004 to Volume 4, Number 6, for the week of February 5, 2006

May 2003 to February 2004 – ARCHIVE SET 3 (first issues) – Volume 1, Number 1, for the week of May 26, 2003, to Volume 2, Number 7, for the week of February 15, 2004

And an outlier – Volume 2, Number 8, for the week of Monday, February 23, 2004


You can search all these past issues and the previous version of the web logs here.