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Writing Reseda: Hillside versus flatland

Here’s the first thing you should know about the San Fernando Valley: The Valley Girl from the “really good part of Encino” doesn’t represent all of us. In fact, there are parts of the Valley where she’s despised.

Writing Reseda: Introduction

Location, location, location. It’s as critical in writing as it is in real estate. Think about John Steinbeck and Salinas, James Joyce and Dublin, and Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond. A place can shape and inspire a writer. You can guess which place inspires me. Then again, this place has inspired a lot of …

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Junior high school in the 1970s

This coming weekend, members of my class from Sequoia Junior High School in Reseda are having a 40th anniversary reunion. I won’t be able to make it, unfortunately. Instead, I’d like to share some memories of being a junior high school student in the 1970s. Actually, there was never a time in history when it was …

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Sixty things I learned at Reseda High School

This year, Reseda High School is celebrating its 60th anniversary. On my website, I’ve shared a number of the lessons I’ve learned at this school. For this list, I picked the 60 most important. Although they pertain to my time there in the late 1970s, they apply equally to high school students today and to all of us throughout our lives.

Fun a Day Reseda – Day 1

This month is Fun a Day Reseda. It’s a community event where you pick a creative project (such as painting, poetry, photography, or revising a novel), work on it each day in January, and present your work in a group show, which will be held on February 28 and March 1. Even though I don’t …

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