Living in LA requires a mixed sense of both humor and
nihilism. Press play above for Bad Religion's music video of "Los
Angeles Is Burning", from their 2004 The Empire Strikes First.
...exist to support bigger things.
The myriad opportunities of the limitless human experience rest on
foundations that all come down to individual human connections, the
strongest of which are house and family.
I have divided this section into
slices of family and home related interests.
My family includes a few pieces on my
immediate and extended family, including an account contributed by
my father on his experience as a young man in
World War 2.
My immediate family lives in a quirky
beach community of 35,000 people with a mixture of yuppie
gentrification, small town feeling and big city savvy. For many
years we had
cabin in the woods as a getaway, which we replaced in 2016 with
a place in Santa Barbara wine country that we dubbed
the "winery". Pets
have always been a big part of our family. Over the years, our many
motorcycles and cars have come and gone, marking milestones along
Ben's High School graduation
Ben graduates from UCSB
as a computer scientist
Craig graduates from
UCLA as an electrical engineer
Press play below for "Long Way
Kelsey Friday's 2004 Falling Forward (lyrics
below), "Sunset Strip" from Courtney Love's 2004 America's Sweetheart
and "I Love
LA" from Randy Newman's 1983 Trouble in Paradise
Long Way Home
by Kelsey Friday
I can't wait until tomorrow
Everything is gonna change
I got a pocket full of memories
I think I'm ready to exchange
I'm so tired of wondering what I could have been
I don't wanna feel like that again
It's a long way home. It's the only thing I know
It's got everything I need. Just waiting there for me.
Yes, it's a long way home, and it's where I belong.
It's got everything I need. It just took a while for me to
Lately it's been overwhelming
I'm sick of just getting by
And I could drown in my excuses
It's time to take back my life
Leave the light on. Leave the light on. Leave a light on for me