It’s New Year’s Day, and Joe Strummer – poet of the streets – looks down from a giant mural facing Tompkins Park. From here I walk west with my girlfriend towards St Marks church-in-the-Bowery, past webs of winding fire escapes; hands deep in our pockets, wrapped scarves covering chilled cheeks and chins.
Tribal drums sound from subway stairs – reminiscent of Sudan, Nigeria or maybe Marrakesh. Steam rises from underground labyrinths through metal manhole covers in the middle of the road.
Finally the shape of the church looms between boughs of bare winter trees, small burial ground... Read More
Grand Park Ushered in 2014 in Grand Style
Los Angeles- Los Angeles County Officials, Urban Planners and other stakeholders have made Downtown Los Angeles a fun, exciting area to live, work and play. Thanks to officials at Grand Park, we can now add party to the mix. More than twenty thousand revelers celebrated New Years Eve during the inaugural Grand Park New Year's Eve Celebration.
Tuesday, December 31st (for those who didn't know) was a spectacular night to be in Grand Park. The celebration featured many interactive events geared toward the entire family. There was no reason... Read More
I have a gift for my readers this week. All those who have followed my writing endeavours over the years gone by.
It is a very important gift - easily given - but how you use it is down to you. It is a gift that has endured mankind for thousands of year. Indeed, since before the birth of Christ.
I give to you a piece of paper on which you will find my pen. Within the pen there is ink and if you move the pen the ink will flow to the shapes that you make upon the paper. The gift is called writing.
You see, people like the Sumerians... Read More
The War on Christmas
Controversy continues to surround the celebration of Christmas and is unearthed in the perspectives apparent when examining government, media, advertising, and cultural issue both at home and abroad.
In recent times this has been restricted to concerns about Christmas themes such as Santa Claus and the giving of gifts as opposed to the real reason for the season professed by Christians, namely the birth of Jesus.
Current controversy is centred in western countries such as the United States, Canada and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom and... Read More
There are plenty of stylish speed demons for sale, but we’ve put together a list of the sleekest looking cars that happen to have hefty price tags as well. Some of these cars belong on the racetrack rather than the open road, but they’d all be fun to drive. These cars are well looked after by their owners and tend to stored in a safe auto vault, ensuring they stay in pristine condition. Take a look at these drool-worthy cars and the bank account needed to own one.
Topping our charts as the most expensive car is the MaybachExelero. Forget the seat belt, the Exelero... Read More
Publicly Acknowledged, Secretly Celebrated Statue of Theodore Roosevelt
American history apparently began on the steps of the museum of Natural History, central park west. The first thing you see upon entering the steps of the museum, is this bronze equestrian statue. Is it [the Theodore Roosevelt statue is the beginning of the museum's presentation] the beginnings of the American story, as it is the entrance to the edifice of our history? Clearly the artistic sculpture of President Theodore Roosevelt that is situated in front of the museum of Natural History uncovers the possibility... Read More
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