Absent from BrooWaHa are my first two articles. This is because I have sold them. I offer encouragement to submit, extend, and try.
I continue to write and submit to BrooWaHa. I explore different styles, ideas, and ways of expressing the world I see. I'm learning to edit. The instant feedback is priceless for impovement. Although my popularity has recently declined, I believe this honesty from readers and contributors will strengthen my work. So thanks for the twos and the fives. I aim to please, but sometimes miss. But I do have ten cents a word! Read More
The video of a violent arrest by the LAPD showed up on YouTube a couple of days ago and is not exactly great publicity for our city's police.
On August 11, 2006, two Hollywood Police Officers were taped arresting William Cardenas, 23, a local gang member, who was wanted on a felony warrant for receiving stolen property. Cardenas reportedly run from them when Officers Patrick Farrell and Alexander Schlegel recognized him while on patrol. They were eventually able to knock him to the ground near Gordon Street and Fountain Avenue, and he was arrested after a short struggle.
According to the arrest... Read More
My ripped pockets are full of quarters. A glance at the wall change machine and I realize this place accommodates more than meter-maids and arcade owners. The taste of burnt dryer lint on my tongue welcomes me this month.
Nine washers in perfect alignment begin to speak and sputter, â€œGurgle and chirp, whoosh cha-cling.â€ Lime juice stiffened pants call for extra detergent. Coffee drool sings for bleach. Potions and lotions and goop all entwine with fabric as the symphony continues. I conduct with an expert mind, strong back, and sticky hands.
Hard plastic chairs in blue and red recall... Read More
The holidays are upon us! The plurality of that word is important: for some, it means Christmas; for others, Hanukkah. Still others understand it as the time for Kwanzaa, or Ramadan, or Winter Solstice. But whatever the holiday may be, there is a common thread shared by everyone this time of year, and that is the spirit of giving.
Yet most of us turn our backs on giving. We've become distrustful and jaded. Let's face it, there are a lot of scams and scammers out there. That being said, there are many legitimate causes that could benefit greatly from an unselfish act of giving.
If the spirit... Read More
the 5, the 10, 101 and 110...
a whore's legs, spread before me
A regiment of phalli thrusts upward,
raping the polluted uteran sky.
The highways are a harlot,
trod upon by the city's inhabitants
who vie ceaselessly for position on her emaciated limbs
The surface streets: a tangled web of broken women
strewn across the landscape
They are heaped one upon the next
an overflowing harem, layered haphazardly
scrambling madly to escape their misogynist hell:
into the desert, toward the ocean,
into the valleys between the breasts of stronger women
mountains, risen above the melÃ©e.... Read More
If you are looking for the latest fashion trends from Japan, look no further, Waraku on Abbot Kinney is there for you.
Located right next to the popular bar The Other Room, Waraku is a small store offering a very large selection of sneakers, t-shirts and other fashion accessories directly imported from the street culture of Tokyo. There are some unique sneakers and many limited editions from Nike, Asics Onitsuka, Puma, Adidas, etc. along with Japanese brands like Patrick and Namitatsu which will soon hit the U.S. market. Digging up through Waraku's large collection of sneakers will most likely... Read More
The new reality TV show, â€œWho Do I Blow?â€ is inspiring and touching young viewers across America. Swept up in game show hysteria, combined with viewersâ€™ paradigmatic shift from sitcoms to reality TV, â€œBlowâ€ embraces the challenge of finding a job in Los Angeles.
Contestant screening is based on desperation, ability, showmanship, previous partners, and desirability. Winners receive starring roles, executive positions, or partnerships to tycoons. The network is considering adding a monetary pot mid-season to attract a new crop of innocent faces. Losers will wear humiliation and be... Read More