An Echo of Marti

During my travels through Cuba, I learned about the life of José Marti. Upon arriving back home to Los Angeles, I discovered that there is a statue dedicated to Marti in Echo Park, which was erected to commemorate his life as well as the contributions to American society of Cuban immigrants. José Marti was a…

A Short Story: Part One

Mundane. Routine. That morning was just like any other for him. It was about 6am when he awoke from his slumber only to instinctively reach for the cellphone that lay half a foot away from his head. He expected to sleep for another fifteen minutes before getting up, getting dressed, and driving to work. What…

A Good Day to Protest

I learned about the protest last minute, but I still made it a point to participate. Primarily because the Ethiopian Democratic Club of Los Angeles promoted the event, and since the protest route went down Fairfax where Little Ethiopian is located, I wanted to join. My participation in all things Ethiopian in Los Angeles spans…

Nipsey Hussle: Supreme Mathematics

“11 past 11, she told me make a wish” rapped by Nipsey on Slauson Boy 2 track entitled Thug Life. This lyric alone informs listeners that Ermias was aware of the superstitious nature of numbers. In this post, I will delve into numerology and highlight a few instances when numbers suggested deeper significance. LOS ANGELES…

10-9 Stories (Video)

Check out these stories. Pay attention to your life. There are signs all around. Walk in faith. The universe is waiting for you.    

Friday The 13th

Neither Coronavirus nor rain deterred me from venturing to the local Ethiopian eatery, Yordano’s, to have a healthy meal of injera, lentils, and salad. I even opted to have the trout with the veggie combo. Though my appearance hints at one of Ethiopian descent, my inability to carry a conversation in Amharic suggests otherwise. However,…

109: What’s It All About?

Here are several short videos about 109. I have found these numbers all over the world under peculiar circumstances. For instance, just hours after posting my 1090th photo to Instagram, I walked around the corner from the hotel where I was staying in Madrid, Spain, and happened upon this car (pictured below). It is my…

Europe 2018

I was reluctant to go to Europe. It seemed overrated. Everybody had already been there, but me. At least it seemed that way. My trip to Africa was more important which is the reason I traveled there before Europe. I made the trip and I did not miss a flight or regret staying at a…

A Poem: 109

My name is Larry. I was born on October 9th. October is the tenth month. When I see the numbers one, zero, and nine, (in that order) I think of my birthday. Sometimes I see one, zero, zero, and nine. I still see my birthday. The second zero is just a place holder. Sometimes I…

Best Coffee

When I was a university student I hated coffee with a passion. I sneered at the idea that I needed a “pick me up.” I actually thought that people who drank coffee were lazy and unhealthy. I even thought that I could operate at my optimal level without coffee. At that time, Starbucks was growing…