Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Little Country Church of Fire

My Little Project in Hollywood called The Little Country Church of Hollywood was completely destroyed on Christmas Eve. The church is a beautiful serene oasis in the center of Hollywood. With lush terraced gardens, tall palm trees, the quaint chapel is gone. Its knotty pine walls, its collection box, its organ, its steeple, its clapboard siding is no more. I mourn for my Little Church.

CBS caught the blaze in action from street and air.

The LA Times had a blurb about the Landmark.,1,746175.story?page=2&cset=true&ctrack=3


Historic church damaged in fire

Fire gutted the Little Country Church at 1750 N. Argyle Ave. on Monday night.

The blaze began shortly before 6:30 p.m. and caused the two-story, New England-style sanctuary to partially collapse before L.A. city firefighters extinguished the flames.

The church was designated a city historic-cultural landmark in 1992. Religious ceremonies were halted there five years later because of a dwindling congregation.

Since then, the site has suffered damage from vandals and squatters, who are suspected of setting a fire that damaged the building in 2004.

Earlier this year, a developer announced plans to convert the building into a combination bar, restaurant and church.

Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Straight No Chaser - 12 Days

A little A Capella to set the Mood for the Holidays....

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pink is Profound.

The Lower 9th Ward
One of the most forward-thinking leaders of my generation - Brad Pitt was on the news this morning promoting his Purpose:
To Help The Displaced People of New Orleans.

I couldn't help but post about his latest project called The Pink Project. I admire his integrity, compassion and tenacity to make - things - right.

The way it works: Each Pink house represents a potential home for victims of the Hurricane. Donations can be any amount from $5 for a CF bulb or $25 for low VOC paint, to $150,000 for the whole house. It is a beautiful idea that I can get behind.

Check out his website:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Terreform on Ecology Design

Eco-Morphological-Design... a 2,000 year old concept but done in a 21st Century way. TeReForm grows the building with the trees. It's awesome!

To learn more about this innovative company: Te ReF orm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cheese!!! It's not just for Breakfast anymore...

My Doctor called me today with my Blood test results from last Friday. Good news overall. Cholesterol is good, Triglycerides and Iron levels are okay but one thing that surfaced was a low Vitamin B12 Count. Mine is 348 and 1100 is Normal.

Symptoms are fatigue, numbness and tingling in hands and legs, memory loss (hey that might explain a few things). She recommends a B12 vitamin supplement from Trader Joe's that melts under my tongue or a monthly B12 shot in the arm.

So after I hung up, I immediately googled B12 and found this out:

"Most people get more than enough B12 from eating meat, eggs, milk, and cheese."

This goes out to everyone who hasn't been or have been delaying in seeing their Doctor for their annual physical or signing up for Health Insurance for that matter. You know who you are! I hope I can be an inspiration. It's not that bad. You may even find out that you can eat more Cheese.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Andrew Bird - Episode # 01 - Imitosis

8:00pm December 7, 2007, Friday night venue at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I experienced an Awesome show by an Incredible, Phenomenal, Intense, Electric, Talented beyond words Performer, Instrumentalist, Vocalist and Whistler named the one and only Andrew Bird.

Bar none, IT was the BEST performance I've seen all year, perhaps this decade!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry John Doe, I love you too, but Bird blew you away!)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Arthur Phillip's Prague

I finished reading Prague by Arthur Phillips last weekend. It took me three days after reading the last chapter to get the book's basic premise.

I enjoyed the characters and their deep, inner twined stories. It wasn't until a few days later as I was pondering the book (missing the characters because the book ended) that I had an AHA!

It isn't about WHERE you are. It is HOW you choose to experience and LIVE in the present, no matter the locale.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I N F P Introverted Intuitive Feeler Perceptive

Being an INFPer means that I love starting projects by myself that I feel strongly about that I have difficulty finishing and that contribute in a large way to the betterment of myself and the world around me.

To categorize oneself...

INFPs generally have the following traits:

Strong value systems
Warmly interested in people
Service-oriented, usually putting the needs of others above their own
Loyal and devoted to people and causes
Growth-oriented; always want to be growing in a positive direction
Creative and inspirational
Flexible and laid-back, unless a ruling principle is violated
Sensitive and complex
Dislike dealing with details and routine work
Original and individualistic - "out of the mainstream"
Excellent written communication skills
Prefer to work alone, and may have problems working on teams
Value deep and authentic relationships
Want to be seen and appreciated for who they are