Vantage Point

Most mornings, such as today’s at 6:27 a.m., I make a point with bedhead and coffee to head to the upper reaches of our Silver Lake backyard and try for a minute or two to take in the day’s breaking bracketed between the cactii before me and and the hills of Griffith Park in the distance. Doing so not only provides me with a chance to appreciate the wonderfully robust northwesterly view across the community I live in and love, but it also affords me the opportunity to greet the new day positively.

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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."