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Things were better back in the day

I'm going to date myself and throw out three pet peeves of mine that were processed far differently back in the day. That's correct, back in the day! What is "back in the day" you ask? For me it's the period growing up and passing through my tee [..]

STAGE PAGE--Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ brings murder, mayhem and music to Pico Playhouse

Disturbing, alarming, and eerily funny, Assassins is perhaps one of the most controversial musicals ever written.  Stephen Sondheim, the great genius of contemporary musical theater with stand-out shows such as Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and [..]

Break Down Big Challenges Into Small Steps

"If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."- Will Rogers School is officially back in session in Culver City Unified School District.  The beginning of the school year, like any new undertaking, can feel overwhelming.  For me, the [..]

STAGE PAGE--Fun Guaranteed at World Premiere Sequel

For those of us on the Westside lucky enough to have seen the original “El Grande de Coca-Cola” at the Ruskin Group Theatre in 2013, or especially for those who missed all the fun and outrageous humor, the Off-Broadway extravaganza has sp [..]

LOOKING BACK--Fiesta La Ballona — then, now and always

Fiesta La Ballona began in 1951 as a partnership between the Culver City Chamber of Commerce and City of Culver City. It was designed as a weeklong celebration of Culver City’s heritage, with an emphasis on the two ranchos from which our city w [..]

Win or lose, you can always be successful

“So quite often, the easiest way to get rid of a Minus, is to turn it into a Plus.” - Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh   I learned a valuable lesson while watching my son at fencing camp. He was dueling with a friend, whom he had [..]

When you need a lift, take a wider view

"Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life." - Gregory Peck   I took a trip to New York this past week to visit family and friends. I also went back into the recording studio with my band, Coconut D [..]

“My Child: Mothers Of War” reminds all that soldiers have mothers waiting at home

Everyone knows that war takes a toll on the family and loved ones left behind when a solider leaves to serve his country in a war zone.  With the advent of 24/7 news via television and the internet, it’s possible now to find out about the [..]

Can we have an elephant at my birthday mommy?

Since when did it become mandatory when throwing a kid’s birthday party to provide a bounce house, rock climbing wall, trackless train, live pony, magician, face-painter or costumed superhero and a professional photographer to capture the extra [..]

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