Leaving New York

I am at Gate D7 at La Guardia Airport. American Airlines Flight 1647 to Miami has begun preliminary boarding. I am steadying myself for takeoff. Standing out front just a second ago looking out at the orange glow of the city on the clouds, I began to do the math. I...

Back Down To Earth (Such A Popular Place)

Well, I’m back in the world, back in Santa Monica, one step closer to home. All things considered, I’d rather be here than there, though. I can still see the ocean from my room. Which, while not Poipu Beach, beats 56th Street. Anyway, Degus’ wedding...