Scott’s Adventures in California

Fountainhead UC Irvine Medical Center nature walk

At the top of a little path on a nature walk near the University of California Irvine Medical Center there is a small fountain in a memorial to lost infants. I watch the bubbling water and think of beginnings and endings,a place where life springs into existence and...

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Showtime Jurassic World

Edwards Theatres, in Brea, offer new Hollywood tall tales. On these angel less Los Angeles streets, movies are spun like spider webs. In the early days of Hollywood, movies were made to entertain a public reeling from World Wars 1 and 2, the Great Depression. There...

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Freeze Fat Brea, California

California watches itself in the mirror, measuring bulges, comparing outcrops, judging how one's image of self matches the truth in the mirror.  California worships young and thin but old successful people are the only ones with enough money for face lifts, tummy...

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Big City Nature Walk Thrive Walk

Nature doesn't vanish in a city. This nature walk is on Kaisar Permanente Hospital grounds, complete with fountains, paths,shade trees, shrubs, colorful flowers, wild grasses, birds, butterflies, and a solo coyote crossing a parking lot with a house cat in its jaws....

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Medical Blues Douglas Hospital

This is not a happy tale. Broken in a car crash ,Chris, flown by helicopter to the hospital trauma unit, is fed through a tube, breaths through a tube,has a sensor pinned into the top of his shaved head to reveal brain activity. Staff shift his body position every...

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Gender Dysphoria California Dreaming

This is an All Gender Restroom at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  The worst thing about this sign is having to figure out where all these genders are suddenly coming from, and whether I can open the door, safely go inside, and use the...

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Strawberry Patch In Los Angeles City Limits

Long term residents, going back to the 1940's and 50's, who are still alive, talk about California being a Garden of Eden. " Down that street, " one says, ": there were acres and acres of orange trees..... " " And grapefruits as big as your head, " another chips in at...

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L.A. Car Repairs/ Echo Blues Check maintenance light blues

Your chariot has to be tuned up. You aren't going to get anywhere in this burg without a set of wheels, a team of rested and well fed horses, and enough time to get where you are going through a maze of interconnected freeways, on and off ramps, incorporated towns...

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California Shopping Mall Rancho Cucamonga, California

This shopping mall is not only a metaphor for the season, but a melody. Jingle bells ring from inside closed stores as a security pickup patrols and deliveries are made to the back door. Stores open at ten in the morning and stay open till ten in the evening.  Palm...

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