Big-April 2010 Theme · California · driving · Redonkulous

Letter to Los Angeles Drivers

Dear Los Angeles driver, Why are you trying to kill us all? No, seriously. I’m having trouble understanding why we even have to take a road rules test if you’re going to flaunt them all constantly, by swerving through lanes like a boomerang, speeding in exit lanes, never using your turn signals, and generally driving… Continue reading Letter to Los Angeles Drivers

Africa · California · Congo

Thoughts on America: Chapter 1

You know what? So the title is pompous. It sounds like what Jean Baudrillard would write, or Bernard-Henry-Levy. But whatever, I’m also entitled to think about America, even if I’m not a constructivist or Lacanian! :-) The thing is, you’re bound to have thoughts about “Africa” “America” “Development” “Third World” when you shuttle back and… Continue reading Thoughts on America: Chapter 1



An old Spiderman, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes with a dirty sagging costume, gaping around his spindly legs. Cheap tee-shirts piled onto tables, three-for-eleven-ninety-nine, underneath cardboard cut-outs of Edward from Twilight. An old broken-down black Toyota speeds around the corner, making a right on red, with the entire car singing a disco tune, Diana Ross or Dionne… Continue reading Hollywood

California · driving


First a ticket, then my car gets hit in the same week and both times it was parked. The person who hit me was honest enough to leave their number, but I’m thinking about the dangers of motionlessness these days. Any number of accidents could have happened throughout the week while I was driving my… Continue reading Impact