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Vignettes

Words Written

Her voice was thunderous, all things went mute, headed for the backgrounds, power audibles coming through. “Natapos mo ba?” “Opo,” I said with my head down, looking at my dirty toenails. She held my hand and dragged me down the hallway. My slippers slip, slipping away. She led me to my table inside my bedroom […]

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Notes

Things I Believe In…

As of today, the following are the things that I believe in. This list may change tomorrow. Shit, this shit might change in an hour. All I know is that I believe in: Lonzo Ball — the pride of Chino Hills just dropped his first-ever triple double. The talking heads can keep talking. I believe […]

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Notes

Lessons in Writing, No. 24

When life gets difficult — and especially when it gets difficult — write. Write every day. No matter what. Get that flow. Easier said than done, I’m learning. I’m fixated. On the table, salt-and-pepper shakers served as towers of demarcation, posted in between his hugging hands and her reddening elbows, and I watched from the sidelines, […]

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Notes

Career Change

I quit exacty a year ago. I said to myself, “This can’t be your life.” So I quit. I told my wife “Let’s move back to L.A. I’ll take care of the kid, and in between, I’ll follow what I’ve always wanted to follow – be a writer full time.” So I quit. “See you […]

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L.A. Notes

L.A. on Light

Cap back. Sunset on low. Dippin’ down the block. The kid enjoys his long drives around the neighborhood. Got me pushing him around in his mini-me car, battling the uneven sidewalks, the rolling stops, dogs, territorial birds, overall non-gangsta shit in former gangsta lands. I’d rather stay in, take him — and his whip — […]

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L.A. Music

Explicit Lyrics Obscured

Accidentally pressed ‘Play’ on a clean version of DAMN the other day. And — damn — that shit still sound so good. Left it on. Made it look sexy.

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L.A. Notes

L.A. Corner On The Cob

Also known as elote. Classified as goddamned street food. Found with a strong sense of exploration and don’t-give-a-fuck-ness. Eaten under the L.A. sun. Made of hard work, resilience, and flair — with a dash of L.A. smog. The recipe according to Chef Roy Choi: Corn (shucked) Vegetable oil Butter (softened) Salt Mayonnaise Cotjia cheese Cayenne Lime See: L.A. Son by Roy Choi

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Music

Twice a Day, A.M. P.M.

We looked around and felt as if the world had never revolved but it did. We looked around and thought that the people had never evolved, and they did. This is about yesterday’s day off. A 420 message from Little Dragon:

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L.A. Music

I Feel Like ScHoolboy Q

Like Russell Westbrook. Like James Harden. Like DeMar DeRozan. Like Kung Fu Kenny. 10-4. No Switching Sides. Like Pioneer Chicken. Straight from the Library Tower. The RTD transfer. And Rakaa Iriscience. The 405. The 10. The 710. 562. 213. 310.

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Sports Work

Muhammad Ali x Under Armour

Under Armour wanted to take a unique approach and celebrate Muhammad Ali’s training philosophy. My team felt that if we were going to succeed, we needed to challenge perceptions, so we took his famous quotes and remix them to fit social media in 2015. MY ROLE IN THE PROJECT: Creative Director TITLE: Muhammad Ali x Under Armour […]