They Had Promised Rain.


They had promised rain. We were going to be drenched, drowned, and flooded. The clouds would stay overhead for months, and there would be endless days of mudslides, dark clouds and gray skies. They had promised rain, clearly, and said it in English, many times; the word was rain, but there was so much of…

In the Blistering Sun, Waiting for the Bus Next to the Gas Pumps


An elderly woman, waiting for a Metro Bus, is forced to seek shelter from the blistering sun next to the gas pumps at Vanowen and Sepulveda, breathing in fumes as she tries to avoid heat exhaustion.

Baking in the Sun, Waiting For the Bus.


Despite upgrades and vast physical improvements in buses, trains and modes of public transport in Los Angeles, there are still glaring and inhumane gaps in the Metro System that seem to be devised to torture and humiliate the people who ride them. One of them is this garbage-filled, plastic bench waiting area at Metro's Rapid…

The Puppy, The Lobster and The Mad Woman


Last week, mid-week, it rained. A storm started the way storms do in Southern California, by announcing its front three days before arrival. It came down slowly, from the north, and the skies darkened, ever so perceptibly, on Sunday, and by Tuesday the rains poured. When the storm blew out, on Wednesday, the air was…