How will we know?

Vin and I went to get our respective cars washed this afternoon in between Emerson College events.  (The new Emerson/Los Angeles building had its glorious grand opening last night). As we walked through the parking lot near the Blue Wave Carwash, I noticed this bumper sticker on a Colorado car.   I loved it and…

“We care”. The irony.

Question: If this is what happens when the U.S Postal Service says “WE CARE” — what happens when they don’t? Thank you to my friend Nikki for capturing the horror of what happened to the letter I sent.  It was smashed, mangled and strangled. I defend the Post Office at all times, but now I wonder…

Torrone – Vin’s favorite treat.

http://lasallebakery.net/ Kim DeMarco has excellent taste.  Not only does she draw illustrations for the cover of New Yorker magazine… helped create the phrase, “Thanksgivikkah” (President Obama invited her to the White House for that!) — she knows Vin’s got a weakness for his favorite childhood holiday memory. Torrone.  Italian nougat candy with rice paper on…

Love notes on the road.

I once heard Joy Behar say on “THE VIEW” that she leaves a tip each day in the room for the hotel Housekeeper… because they change, and you can’t assume that if each person will get a part of whatever you leave at the end of a trip. I began to bring my own notepaper…

Going wild at the Academy Awards.

Loved Ellen. Loved the show. Loved, loved, loved the wall of 30 or more typewriters when they gave the writing award. Penelope Cruz + Robert DeNiro. Standing in front of a backdrop of classic restored machines, all with paper rolled in their carriages. “Get me a screen shot!” I screamed, delirious with pleasure, pacing in…

Julia Rothman, illustrator & RISD alum.

Sometimes the world suddenly hands you a surprise.  I was in New York for a Rhode Island School of Design Board meeting.  I walked in to a party for my fellow Trustees and heard a loud “Erica?” from a willowy young woman with brown wavy hair. ‘”Julia!” she explained.   I’d seen her name on…

What a wall!

Thanks to Catherine Stribling, my friend from MPH Entertainment days, who captured this cool wall for me … now I’m thinking, “How could I do this?”  Don’t you love it? Please Share

Come see me type – LIVE!

LOUISE MARLER, reknowned “TYPEWRITER ARTIST” asked me to be a “GHOST WRITER” for a TYPE IN next Saturday, March 8th from 1 to 4PM at her studio near Santa Monica Airport. (L.A. MARLER STUDIO … 3000 Airport Avenue .. Santa Monica, CA  90405.  (310) 204-0452). Free.  The best four-letter word ever. Bring anything you don’t…