Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

→  May 1, 2009

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 did the shoe come from? How did it end up on the beach? Who owned the shoe? Does the tanker [...]

Christmas Morning and a Camera

Christmas Morning and a Camera

→  April 30, 2009

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 great chance to help Sean and David launch their new business endeavor. When you have time, spend a few minutes [...]

Travelin’ Local visits the City of Brotherly Love

Travelin’ Local visits the City of Brotherly Love

→  April 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 a photography enthusiast with a strong interest in the photography of landscapes and architecture (among other things). His website, Shutter [...]

The Ocean is My Mom

The Ocean is My Mom

→  April 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 brillantes. Mi mamá es el océano Con la arena me abraza, Con el agua me acaricia, Y con el aire me da un beso.   Translation: The [...]

Working around the Neighborhood

Working around the Neighborhood

→  April 3, 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 that more often than not, it’s business as usual. This gentleman’s name is MacClinton. I talked with him for a few [...]

World Storytelling Day, a Contest, and your Neighbors

World Storytelling Day, a Contest, and your Neighbors

→  April 2, 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 love the sound of–say it a few times, equinox, equinox. It doesn’t quite roll off the tip of my tongue—yet–but it [...]

Spring into 2009

Spring into 2009

→  March 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 horticulturist, but that’s not a requirement to know what I like, admire, and appreciate, therefore I wanted to share my [...]

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

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

→  March 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, CA. – Speaking to a dynamic group of brilliant marketers. So, I immediately hit the link and registered. Although I had driven [...]

A Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

A Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

→  March 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 I reached for my camera, the scavenger hunt was in the back of my mind, as I’m trying to bring [...]

Travelin’ Local featured by Liz Strauss at Successful Blog

Travelin’ Local featured by Liz Strauss at Successful Blog

→  March 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 blogs, and promotes the same via her writing, advice, and expertise. Essentially Liz helps people and their blogging passion become [...]

What is one thing Los Angeles is famous for?

What is one thing Los Angeles is famous for?

→  March 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: TRAFFIC!! Yesterday, I was on the 405 (Here in LA, the freeways are always preceded with the word “The.” I don’t know why, but that’s just the way it is.) It was only noon, so [...]

Don’t forget to look behind You

Don’t forget to look behind You

→  March 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 trail” go to the “the end and turn around and came back” outing. Surprisingly, though, as soon as I turned [...]

Under the Sky

Under the Sky

→  March 8, 2009

Under the sky I see clouds floating past me like angels.  If I am still and quiet, I hear wind rushing past me.  When I look up at the sky, it is usually because I need to get my mind off of something. Sometimes I imagine the clouds are dogs, cats, or other  things. [...]

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

→  March 3, 2009

Two photojournalists will visit, photograph, and exhaustively document the idea, reality, and dream that is California–past, present and future. Armed with a car, two pc’s and cameras, plus assorted photographic paraphernalia, we’ll take our burning passion and share our visual, written, artistic, and emotional connection–and interpretation–of California. California is one of the top international destinations in [...]

A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

→  March 2, 2009

Yesterday’s weather was the reason so many come to Southern California—it couldn’t have been better; sunny, not too hot, light breeze, clear skies, fresh air, and a late Sunday afternoon type of quiet. So I packed up my bike (it fits in the back seat of my car because it’s a folding bike), and went for [...]

Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

→  February 25, 2009

I’m participating in a “local” photo scavenger hunt being hosted by Nicole. In that vein, I’m going to share this “teaser” post to give everyone a flavor of the interesting, and the unique places and neighborhoods that I’ve recently visited, and will be sharing more in the next week or so. Right now, you’ll notice a few [...]

Men at Work

Men at Work

→  February 22, 2009

These days, with the economy in the dumper, finding work has become a challenge. No one is hiring, people are being laid off, and companies are closing their doors. For people who’ve been laid off, the coming months—and indeed the future–without a job, or finding work different than what you “used to do and earn’ can [...]

Life’s a Beach

Life’s a Beach

→  February 20, 2009

This post is a summer teaser; especially for those that live in winter climates. Hopefully you’ll think of me, not cruelly, but in the spirit of Travelin’ Local–of and about Southern California–as an invitation to visit. Soon spring will arrive, which means summer is right around the corner; which quickly reminds us of our favorite [...]



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