Orange County gets a bad rap. While recently chatting with a new friend in the desert, the classic look of disdain crossed her face when I mentioned Orange County—the Oh, I could never live in a bland homogenized community full of Orange County Housewives and zero charm. I get it. I thought the same before transferring to NBC’s OC bureau in 1999. Never did I think the eclectic nature of my favorite Hollywood or Mid-Wilshire districts existed in the OC.

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So… does this awesome video of a T-Rex dashing through the background of our Tuesday liveshot make up for the bazillion dummy Latin emails that bombarded subscribers during my latest website rebuild?? Huh? Huh? Does it? I hope so. My apologies for spamming you. I total forgot to turn off subscriptions before loading the new theme. But hey! A running T-Rex makes up for everything, right? And the fact that this wacky incident happened while on the air?? Crazy, man.

THE LETTERS TO CHARLIE DELAY

April and May went by in a novel-editing blur thanks to a fantastic conversation with an editor from a major publishing house, facilitated by my super-cool agent. The editor was spot on with her ideas to improve the manuscript, and while there are no guarantees, I’m thrilled with the edit. After a month and a half pounding away at keys, I have emerged from my 1952 motorcycle adventure and hit send. (more…)


Happy New Year!


There’s an idiom I’m sure you’re familiar with:

Out with the old, in with the new.”

I disagree with the philosophy of trading the old for the new, because old things tend to be significantly better. The Royal typewriter above was built in 1939 and still works like a charm, as does the 1951 Singer 66 sewing machine. Think the device you’re reading this on is going to work eighty years from now in 2098? How’s that flip phone working out for you? (more…)

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