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The Majestic Vistas from the Pacific Palisades

The Majestic Vistas from the Pacific Palisades

→  May 28, 2009

During a recent early morning walk, I headed for the hills, literally–the hills of Pacific Palisades to be precise. The Pacific Palisades is home to about 27,000 people, demographically very affluent, and a veritable who’s who in the movie and film industry. Founded by 1922 by Rev. Charles H. Scott, Pacific Palisades was initially envisioned [...]

A Sanctuary in Los Angeles

A Sanctuary in Los Angeles

→  March 1, 2009

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is located on Sunset Boulevard. It’s not only a one-of-a-kind spiritual complex, it’s one of the most calming sanctuaries I’ve ever been to—and I’ve traveled the world. This beautiful and soothing refuge in Los Angeles is situated on ten acres very close to both the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway. Awash [...]

Goin’ Down

Goin’ Down

→  February 13, 2009

I’m on my way back down to the base of Temescal Canyon. If you’ve been following me on my trek over the previous two posts, you were able to watch me as I made it to the waterfall, and then to the top of the mountain. Going down a mountain, especially one that’s a little [...]

On top of the Mountain

On top of the Mountain

→  February 12, 2009

"I’ve Been to the Mountaintop" By Martin Luther King, Jr. “..I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I [...]

A Waterfall in my Backyard

A Waterfall in my Backyard

→  February 11, 2009

It’s true. Temescal Gateway Park is a Los Angeles hiker’s dream. I hiked there a few months ago, but due to all the rain we’ve recently had, I was very curious to see if the park’s waterfall had managed to regenerate itself. At first blush, being that the last time I was here, the waterfall [...]