Archive for Just for fun

The Many Faces and Facets of Los Angeles

Jun 17, 2009 by Lisa Newton

A rainbow treat for a child
bites by
a dark haired girl in a
colored sweater

The Sky is Blue and the sleek Lines are moving in our Direction

I’m still here,
although many forget,
some not,
that I’m [...]

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5 Lessons I learned at the Beach

May 07, 2009 by Lisa Newton

1. Don’t run with your mouth full.

2. Don’t bury your head in the sand.

3. If it itches, scratch it, but be discrete.

4. If danger is approaching, feel free to fly away.

5. Although I might be [...]

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Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

May 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

At the end of my bike ride on Ballona Creek, I reached the beach at Playa del Rey. On the beach was a lonely shoe, which upon further reflection, created many questions for me including:
Where [...]

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Christmas Morning and a Camera

Apr 30, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Creative Inkwell, is a new site dedicated to “making your blog great” and was created by Sean Platt and David Wright. It’s currently hosting a creative writing contest.
I thought participating would be fun, plus a [...]

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Travelin’ Local visits the City of Brotherly Love

Apr 28, 2009

It is both my pleasure and joy to introduce today’s featured article, by D. Travis North.
By way of further introduction, Travis’ own biography and background is provided by him as:
"D. Travis North is [...]

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The Ocean is My Mom

Apr 26, 2009

El océano es mi mamá
Le digo –asústame!- y cuando estoy caminando
Me avienta unas olas que me lastiman y unos
Tiburoncitos chiquitos.
Le digo hazme guapo y me viste con conchas,
alga marinas, estrellas de mar, y perlas [...]

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Working around the Neighborhood

Apr 03, 2009

As the news grinds on and on about the “Global Financial” crisis, and other sundry “Sky is Falling” warnings, today I decided to walk around my neighborhood to capture everyday people just working, and found [...]

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World Storytelling Day, a Contest, and your Neighbors

Apr 02, 2009

In yesterday’s Spring into 2009, I talked about a more concise definition of the word “Spring.” That would be the word “Equinox,” which literally includes both the northern and southern hemispheres.
It’s a word I [...]

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Spring into 2009

Mar 31, 2009

Spring is in the air, so I created a Flickr group celebrating the first day of Spring with the same name—Spring into 2009.
Wildflowers are in bloom everywhere in California right now.
I’m not a [...]

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Chris Brogan, the So Cal Action Sports Network, and the evening that almost was

Mar 27, 2009

On March 8th, Chris Brogan, a well-known social media expert and activist, posted his upcoming trips and events.
This conference was a must-see for me:
March 26th – March 29th, So Cal Action Sports Network, Irvine, [...]

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A Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

Mar 13, 2009

About a month ago, I accepted an invitation to participate in a “local” photo scavenger hunt being hosted by Nicole over at NicoleB Photography.
I had so much fun taking all of these pictures—indeed, every time [...]

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Travelin’ Local featured by Liz Strauss at Successful Blog

Mar 12, 2009

Today Liz Strauss was gracious enough to publish my guest post entitled 7 Ways to Check………Is Blogging your Dream?
In case you don’t follow Liz, she is the go-to person to help people succeed with their [...]

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What is one thing Los Angeles is famous for?

Mar 12, 2009

I should have used the word “infamous” but I wanted to get your attention.
Unfortunately our paradise is marred by one major ubiquitous problem:
Yesterday, I was on the 405 (Here in LA, the freeways are always [...]

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Don’t forget to look behind You

Mar 11, 2009

Yesterday, I posted about my bicycle ride along the Los Angeles River. This particular section of the trail along the river, is only about 4 miles long, so my trip was essentially a “up-the-trail, down-the [...]

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