If you visit LA by Sept. 14, 2014, you may want to see the Expressionism Exhibit at LACMA. Wear your crash helmet, as narrow lanes, fast cars, and death-wishers made this more of an adventure than I wanted.
Forgive the poet in me, but LA air looked like a giant dragon fart. On the way, it was sad driving over Ballona Creek to look down and see cement. In a related matter, I read at the L. A. Story Virtual Tour, "1910 Last salmon seen in Los Angeles River." For all of the leaders here who should have protected their ecosystem, words of Pink Floyd come to mind: "Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?" In other words, LA people are breathing dragon fart so oil company owners can have hundreds of thousands of billions of dollars if you can wrap your mind around that fact. At the same time, Mega-food companies are feeding people garbage that makes them sick. Watch this 2 minute trailer from Forks Over Knives which really could save your life if you haven't seen it -- but maybe your life isn't worth 2 minutes to you, I don't know.
Most of these economically and politically-powerful men have consciences so even if there were no God or universal life energy, they still lose the argument. Kabir wrote, "people won't wake up -- Not until they feel death's club inside their skulls." Each year I teach I have a theme. This year it is "Try to wake up."