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Tell Me a Story: Dad Sick, Mom to the Rescue

My father has been sick for two weeks and refuses to see a doctor. After spending another day sick in bed, my mother summoned me to convince him to see a doctor and stating the obvious, “he’s so stubborn.” At 80 and the survivor of cancer, twice, my father’s body doesn’t repair well and a common cold illicits the fear that his cancer is back. I know there’s not much I can say. I talk about my unfinished shelving project that’s been on hold, and my mom gives me the eye contact signal that she gets it and tries to reason, “yeah, he’s still waiting for the shelves.” My dad, a career working man listens, but he still refuses. The...

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Tell Me a Story: Dad Sick, Mom to the Rescue

My father has been sick for two weeks and refuses to see a doctor. After spending another day sick in bed, my mother summoned me to convince him to see a doctor and stating the obvious, “he’s so stubborn.” At 80 and the survivor of cancer, twice, my father’s body doesn’t repair well and a common cold illicits the fear that his cancer is back. I know there’s not much I can say. I talk about my unfinished shelving project that’s been on hold, and my mom gives me the eye contact signal that she gets it and tries to reason, “yeah, he’s still waiting for the shelves.” My dad, a career working man listens, but he still refuses. The...

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Smalltown, USA: Mar Vista Block Party

Next Mayor? Jan Perry and my mother.   Mar Vista is a neighborhood located in the Westside of Los Angeles containing parts of well trafficked streets: the famous Venice Blvd which spans from downtown to Muscle Beach, the infamous Sawtelle Blvd – the bottom portion from the “Sawtelle” neighborhood, the secret artery – Palms, and Centinela which connects both Santa Monica airport to LAX. All neighborhoods have plenty of streets, each having their important characteristics, Mar Vista is part of that lore. There’s been signs on the idyllic Charnock Avenue near where my parents live (yes there are garden islands on this two lane street) advertising a Block Party. It takes place annually just one block from my parents house....

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