In college, my favorite professor taught all the writing courses I took, and often, after a particularly raw critique of my work, he would see my frustration and say in a gruff but encouraging way: Keep the faith.
One of the many perks of living in downtown Los Angeles is the direct access to goods and services. If you're willing to hunt just a little, you can often find products with fewer middle men in the way.
S jr has started to roll. We've already had a couple of near-falls and good god let me tell you it's not easy to get my heart rate back down after a sudden lunge. The days of plopping him on the sofa and casually walking away are so very over.
I was lucky enough to visit American Tea Room when it first opened in DTLA with my dear friend Lynn Chen and The Actor's Diet. Since then, I've gone back a few times, but when I discovered they had started offering their version of high tea, I got really excited.
Partly because it's a unique space – full of light and historic detail and raw energy – and partly because what you see is pretty much what you get. If you walk into our loft and one of us says, This Is It, we literally mean This Is It.