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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part IV Guest Post!

  Editors note: I am beyond thrilled that my friend and former housemate has agreed to write a guest post — the last one — about life at 2777 Francis Avenue. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you T. xoxo P.S. The photos are all of the housemates and close … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part III

This photo, from 1991, brings back such fond memories. As I mentioned, my housemate and her husband owned a super cool cafe in downtown L.A. Here I am hanging out at the cafe with with three of my six housemates. Missing is Bibbe’s husband, Sean Carrillo, her oldest son, and Sean’s sister, my dear friend … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part II

I didn’t just move into a room, I moved into a subculture when I was handed the keys to 2777 Francis Avenue. Our house, with the double dead-bolted, iron-barred screen door, was a haven for artists. I soon found out that Bibbe was the daughter of a famous performance artist. A picture in a book … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part I

I will always love Los Angeles with a soulful, wistful love. It is my spiritual home. (Okay, full disclosure: along with San Francisco, New York, and Barcelona.) But it is true that for me, there is no other light or energy on earth that feels quite the same way that Los Angeles does. When I … Continue reading »

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