The father of American fitness, Jack Lalanne, passed away this week at the age of 96. It reminded me of the day I met Jack for an interview, about 15 years ago at his home in Morro Bay. I dug out this old slide of us sitting in his living room while I probed him [...]
Just a few miles away from here, at the foot of a canyon that cuts through the Los Padres National Forrest and into Pasadena, a cold mountain-water creek snakes through a wide scramble of river rocks. It's a scene from nature in action, which is not often on display here in Los Angeles where miles of our rivers have [...]
Pie is the new cupcake. And my co-workers pride themselves on staying ahead of the curve so it was announced that today we would celebrate National Pie Day at the office. Everyone was invited to make one and bring it in for a collective feast. Being a pie lover, this was one of those office [...]
If you could say one good thing about the less-than-pure air here in Los Angeles, it would be praise for the colorful sunsets and sun rises that it produces. We heard somewhere along the way that the purple and reds and oranges are the signs of well-polluted air. But it's a fair price to pay [...]
Checkerboard No. 003 goes out the door tomorrow after a heroic effort that lasted nearly nine months with continual starts and stops. It was worth the effort, though. And we suspect the proud new owner will appreciate the handmade effort. The general cause of our delay can be blamed on tools. You can never have enough [...]
A chocolate cake that is super easy to make, and turns out moist and delicious every time? Yum! We can't even take credit for inventing the Too Much Chocolate cake, it came from Allrecipes.com. But it has quickly become the go-to special occasion cake in this house, especially when paired with the Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese Frosting (also from Allrecipes.com). [...]
- Only in LA, and only when you're driving a CL 500. - I think I just deleted some SPAM from this guy. - He's got a thing for sheep. Read like: "too sexy for you ewe." - What if it's referring to the car and really it's a butt ugly person inside?