Tagged with Los Angeles

Settling In

Settling In

One of the dynamics of the greater Los Angeles area is that there are a lot of cities packed tightly against one another.  To give you an idea, for a while we lived 75 miles from my parents and our church, and drove from one city to the other each weekend.  Down the 101 to … Continue reading

Their Words: the URT

Their Words: the URT

We just finished a full week of training for our 40 student leaders.  I am so glad to have them back around, and so annoyed to have simultaneously fought a head cold all week (gifted to me by on of those students). My favorite piece of our training is the Urban Reality Tour, an experiential learning … Continue reading

You Gotta Fight, for Your Right

You Gotta Fight, for Your Right

to potty. Don’t worry.  This isn’t a personal post (gross!), it’s about the public potty.  Not just any public potty, the Portland public potty. Recently, Portland has installed a public toilet that is more successful than those in other major cities.  Successful meaning it stays functional and available to the public with minimal interruptions from … Continue reading

This night, last night.

This night, last night.

Today I woke up and walked Flop around the neighborhood.  It was a beautiful, clear morning, and since we are surrounded by preserved land, there are green trees and brown hills (sometimes they’re green hills, but goodness knows not in this heat) where ever you look.  It was totally quiet, save for the birds. Yesterday … Continue reading

Top 5 Things to Do in L.A. Via Public Transportation

As a follow up to yesterday’s Sunday Times post, I want to offer my personal top five favorite things to do in L.A. using public transit. 5.  The Jewelry District- Metro Red Line, Pershing Square. I’m sentimental about the jewelry district because my husband and went there to design my wedding ring together.  The stone … Continue reading

Sunday Times

This morning, the L.A. Times ran a piece on “A Daring L.A. Vacation.”  The article was on a family that vacations to Los Angeles from northern California.  The Vogels trek to the city for the usual–the La Brea tar pits, the Santa Monica Pier, and Olvera Street. So what made it so shocking, so headline-worthy, so … Continue reading