My Sordid Past

"We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospect."
Anais Nin

"The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing."
Benjamin Franklin

"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else poor."
Alexander Smith

Some school days stuff.

Lincoln Junior High School and at Corona del Mar High School.

Come and visit some special places and moments in my past!

The Bully

Newport Harbor High School Parking Lot

My Mom's Grave

My mother's grave

The Track

CdM HS Track

First Love

Westwood Village near UCLA


On the Beach

On the Speedway at Playa del Rey


Memorial bench on Loyola University Campus

Summer Sunset

Laguna Beach, CA



Newport Harbor High School Parking Lot

I don't have the audacity to try to chronicle in one fell swoop my adult life.
For that reason, I will simply list and describe some key places and events in my adult life.

Feel free to browse and view what you like!


UCLA Blue and Gold! days at UCLA,
or otherwise known as "party until your head caves in!"
You don't think we had some wild times on fraternity row at UCLA? Damn straight!
Check it out!

My adventures as a wet-behind-the-ears university graduate
backpacking all over Europe on a wing and a prayer.

Riots and Earthquakes!
...and other acts of God and man in the LA of the early 1990's.
How did I manage to get stuck right in the middle of all that?

My dangerous days living in seedy, colorful, and violent downtown Hollywood.
Never a dull moment!

My period as an idealistic new teacher attempting to do a near impossible job;
the hardest thing I have ever done to my body or psyche.

See it for yourself...

After almost 10 years residency, I finally make
the decision to leave Los Angeles and its culture of violence.
Why? Check it out!
Good riddance to the "City of the Angels!"

The Milken Community High School of the Stephen S. Wise Temple
A great place to learn and grow as a teacher!

Ojai Valley Serene

Professionally Preocupied

Middle Age: A Crossroad