Dedicated to the common edible weeds that I find around me in the urban neighborhoods of the greater Los Angeles area.
This page is my contribution to keeping Thanksgiving alive in our minds and hearts, and resisting Christmas-creep.
Everything your son needs for his GuySpace
These time-saving kitchen gadgets can be so helpful for families with tight finances.
These are the kinds of gifts that would be most appreciated by families who are going through tough financial times.
Here's a top 10 list of songs Al has written from no other inspiration but his own.
Here are the simple steps for dressing as Earl and Randy Hickey.
This page chronicles some of the learning opportunities we find just walking around our Los Angeles neighborhood.
Drafting people to be legislators?
An old Doritos flavor makes a comeback. Or does it?
Information about Stepmothers Day and ideas about how to observe the holiday and show appreciation for a special stepmom.
Written by an Englishman in 1884, Flatland is an entertaining introduction to concepts in geometry.
Get into the groove this Christmas with the best R&B, blues, and soul songs for the holidays!
My paternal grandmother, Tiny Alexander, was known for making the best sweet potato pies in Los Angeles. Thank goodness she shared her pie recipe with her daughter-in-law (my mother), who has since given it to me.
Which plan would have been best for handling the crisis? Debate it!
The talent, energy, and versatility of the Pointer Sisters were put to best use when they sang jazz.
Personal stories and videos about toe fractures.
The riches of the black church music tradition in a book!
Devoted to Merkin Muffley, the fictional President of the United States portrayed by Peter Sellers in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove.
Devoted to General Buck Turgidson, the fictional head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff portrayed by George C. Scott in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove
There are lots of important scientific reasons why breastfeeding is wonderful for mothers and babies. But I'm writing this page to talk about my personal reasons for loving breastfeeding so much.
Nettle-leaf goosefoot, is one of the low-profile members of the Amaranth family, the Chenopodiaceae. Learn how to identify it in urban settings and other interesting facts.
The USC vs. UCLA game gets nationwide attention and spurs numerous celebratory activities here in Los Angeles. It's a week-long party for the students, alumni, and fans of two great colleges.
This is a snapshot of what was going on during the day (and year) of my birth -- October 24, 1964.
Some of my father's life story, with an emphasis on the parts that relate to the African-American experience. This is my contribution for Black History Month.
Read the story of how I locked myself out of my beloved VW Bug, and see if you can guess how we resolved the problem.
How do I want my computer activities to be handled if I die unexpectely?
An easy and quick breakfast recipe with eggs, tortillas, and beans.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, originally published in 1951, is an uproarious set of short stories telling the romantic adventures of a young man attending the University of Minnesota.
Information, folklore, recipes, and resources -- all about the delicious, nutritious clover plant.
Fun facts and recipes, all about the dainty chickweed.
Information, recipes, folklore and fun, all about the wickedly fascinating stinging nettle plant.
Firsthand accounts of people's memories of that first car.
A guide to proper and polite use of the automobile horn.
Purslane facts and purslane recipes to bolster your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant.
Information, recipes, and fun facts about one of my favorite weeds, the sow thistle.
Information, recipes and fun, all related to the lovely dandelion.
Learn more about this yummy leafy green that grows all around us.
Facts, fun, and recipes, all about the common mallow plant.
I invite you to read my home birth stories and to participate in a discussion about the benefits of home birth.
This is a fan page devoted to the song "Moondance" by Van Morrison.
Can a fairy tale have a positive image of a stepmother? I think so!