Earthquakes

At 6:25 this morning I was half awake sending an email to someone from Alexander’s school when my house moved. It wasn’t a normal earthquake, it was the second largest earthquake I’d felt in my lifetime and I was scared. It’s the second time an earthquake truly scared me, the first time was in 1994 when I stood on Mulholland Drive and watched fires erupt all over my city. This time I’m alone with my kids and the jolts are abrupt, none of the nearly comfortable rocking motions that came …

That Saturday Night When We Bought Not-John a Drink

Laurie and Sean moved to San Francisco. Laurie likes the weather there, Sean likes the work there and I like nothing about the move. Not one thing. In fact I’m still having abandonment issues. Shortly after they moved Laurie was celebrating her birthday and I wanted to fly up for the weekend but my schedule didn’t allow. I couldn’t let Laurie’s birthday pass because it’s a big one. Every birthday is a big one I suppose. So I called for a flower delivery. I did the same thing I do …

Who is Worth Saving?

The New York Times profiled an 11 year old homeless girl Dasani. Dasani is different. She’s smart and fast and she’s the de facto caretaker of her seven younger siblings. She lives in s shelter with her parents and siblings where they play host to vermin, roaches and mold. Indoor plumbing is iffy, Dasani’s mother Chanel is unpredictable and her biological father absent. Maybe Dasani isn’t so remarkable? It’s clear that Andrea Elliot has fallen for the slight 11 year old child and her obvious love for her becomes it’s …

OBD, OBD2, M2M…. OMG

Last night Sprint M2M (Machine to Machine) and I hosted a dinner party under the stars for some of Los Angeles’ forward thinking women. Sprint M2M is responsible for providing the bandwidth for more than 5 million M2M devices. I promise you this is interesting! Don’t give up on me. Sprint has a line of products for insurance companies – OBD2 devices plug into your car, typically under the dashboard. Every car made from 1996 until today has an OBD plug in site (OBD = On Board Diagnostics). It’s where …