March 31, 2011 |
I've always loved Robert Frost's line about home being the place where, "when you have to go there, they have to take you in. " Perhaps I'm putting an overly optimistic reading on it, but the idea that even on our coldest, darkest nights, there is always a place with a warm light in the window is reassuring. That's kind of the way I feel about having eggs in the refrigerator. It doesn't matter how gruesome the workday has been or how late it is when I get home, give me a couple of eggs and some of this and that from the fridge and I know I can fix a meal that will not only get me through the night, it will even redeem the day. Yet it seems like every time I mention eating eggs for dinner, I get met with a blank look — "Dude?
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 2007 |
With a surface resembling delicate ceramics, ostrich eggs have long been used as decorative objects. Recently, lighting designers have taken a fancy to them too. Likening the textured exterior to porcelain, furniture dealer Pat McGann redesigned a vintage lamp by stacking three ostrich eggs on a brass rod anchored to an ebonized wood base. The table lamp shown here ($1,850, including silk shade) as well as a floor version ($2,400) are made locally. 746 N. La Cienega Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1986
I'll join Steve Allen's Sick and Tired club. This could be the start of something big. Everybody's got a right to sing the blues (Rehnquist Chief Justice; the Administration selling off part of the VA's greensward in Westwood), but let a smile be your umbrella and get over to the sunny side of the street. No more sick. No more tired. America is hope. LYN MURRAY Pacific Palisades
April 2, 1989
Iris Schneider's account of her travels, "A Sunny Side of Siberia," in Traveling in Style, and the accompanying photographs will help me explain to friends what an unusual experience it was. I traveled the same route last September and had a difficult time explaining how friendly the people really are when met on the train or on the streets in Siberia as well as other areas of the Soviet Union. The weather in Siberia during the summer and early fall is as sunny as the disposition as its people.
June 6, 2004
Remarks at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, June 12, 1987: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace -- if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe -- if you seek liberalization: Come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.... Today, thus, represents a moment of hope. We in the West stand ready to cooperate with the East to promote true openness -- to break down the barriers that separate people, to create a safer, freer world.
May 11, 1999 |
A bouquet of dance premieres, mostly stellar, was in bloom over the weekend: On Friday, Silver Lake's Studio A doled out Cumulus '99, an annual art, poetry and dance festival now 15 years old; on Sunday, Highways Performance Space welcomed the exhilarating collective La Danserie. Choreographer-dancer Lisa K. Lock dominated the Highways evening in stamina, versatility and technique.