This Writer’s Life

This Writer’s Life: The American Hotel, Part II

The blue awning to the left was the entryway to The American Hotel. My room was on the top floor, probably just above that turquoise-bluish car. There was no “Blooms” but shortly after I moved in, that space became a nameless coffeeshop, which all the residents treated like our living room/kitchen. The entrance to Al’s … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: Life in the American Hotel Part I

 “This place is a total shit hole. The manager who lives on site is constantly drunk, high or both and rarely fixes problems residents have. The shower/restrooms (which all residents have to share) are moldy, bug infested swamps. The common areas (hallways and stairwells) constantly reek of B.O., piss, weed and cigarette butts.”     … Continue reading »

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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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