Lines in The Sky

I imagine what I am about to write about this topic is accurate. An expert would be able to correct what I write, but it makes some sense to me. Los Angeles is a metropolis where the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located. Overhead on any given day there is a good chance that…

7 Days in Mexico

We flew United Airlines from LAX to CAN which took roughly five hours. At LAX there were several procedural changes to the check-in process all of which screamed “just do it yourself”. Outside that, there were no extraordinary security precautions related to Covid-19 imposed upon us travelers. We were simply required to wear a mask…

Professional Women of Color: Kemi Bennings

by Terry Faulkner Aug 7 · 6 min read So much of what we see on the news and social media is divisive, hateful, and dishonest. To ease much of the dread we experience daily, I’d like to put the spotlight elsewhere. In this edition of Professional Women of Color, let me tell you about…

Alfredo Sanchez Regresa

Durante un pandemia, es necesario llevar una mascara y llave los manos muchas veces. Viajar durante para estadounidenses es posible pero las opciones son limitados. Mexico es el único país donde estadounidenses pueden visitar sin limitados. Por lo tanto, Alfredo regresa a Mexico por sol, comida, cultura, y un lección historia. Las vistas son hermosas…

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…

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…

Paradocs Coffee on Fairfax

My notebook by Moleskin and Japanese Pilot Pen Go well with Taka’s coffee at his Paradocs Coffee Shop quaintly positioned on my favorite block in LA On this MLK Day I sat there reading an article about Samya Stumo Who sadly lost her life a little less than a year ago aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight…

“Plant Some Sh*t”

Los Angeles native, Ron Finley, is a man of his word. Finley said: “plant some shit” in an effort to inspire his community to cultivate plants, and that is what he continues to do. His repurposed swimming pool functions as a nursery today where his foliage thrives. Like the plants he grows that are vital…

Una Balada de Alfredo Sanchez

My Spanish Homework September 12, 2019 Yo dije al representante del aerolínea de Copa que quería visitar Africa con mi familia para tener una experiencia Africana real! El dijo que no fue posible porque no tenia vuelos a Africa por Copa. Pero, el dijo que podemos visitar comunidades con influencias fuertes de Africa en el…

Facing The North

I’m confused. Is The North Face a brand for Republicans? I typically see them wearing their jackets. Meanwhile, after I did some research online I was shocked to find that The North Face promotes a radically different idea than those posited by the Republican party. Impressions of Korea I arrived in Korea in March of…

I, Too, Am An Abyssinian Nomad

I went to the local grocery store to pick up some items for breakfast. I bought a bottle of water and a couple of bananas. The price of the bananas hadn’t been posted so the clerk had to key in a code and run a price check. The banana code was 1009. I told the…

Mexico Facts

Long Name: United Mexican States Location: Middle America Area (in sq km): 1964375 Capital: Mexico City Agricultural Products: corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products Demonym: Mexican(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 4.1 Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses Industrial Labor Force %: 34.2 Service Labor Force %:…