Barely Scathed

So it wasn’t until this morning that I noticed the only disturbance as a result of yesterday’s 5.4 earthquake. Apparently the shaking was enough to topple some artifacts on bookshelf display in the study, namely the baton bestowed on me for my heroic efforts stemming from membership on the Sparkletts Drinking Water team that ran in the 1990 Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon in Griffith Park, which timbered onto a saxophone mouthpiece not used since 1996 when, desperate for rent money during a particularly thin spell, I had to sell my beloved tenor saxophone for the lowlow of $300 (I paid $1,200 for it back in 1986). The baton also landed upon my childhood keepsake Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car  (with working wings!). Fortunately, none of the items appears to have suffered any damage in the “collapse.”

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."