No, I haven't given up on this blog. It's been a packed summer, and it's turning into a packed autumn, but I promise to post more regularly. This week I'm in the middle of moving... from my sublet in Silver Lake to a full-time crash pad two miles away in Thai Town ("Los Feliz Adjacent"). I love the neighborhood, warts and all. It has so much potential, and yet with the tremendous renter population, it's important to keep the property values low so the people living there can afford to stay there. Eventually, though, the gentrified development along the bookending Red Line stations will move inward, which I think is the idea -- TOD nodes as catalysts for further revitalization. And the gleaming megastructures of the Kaiser campus/Church of Sc13n+0106y are mere blocks away.
Aside: One of the songwriting greats and all-around weirdos of the past century just left us. Rest in peace, Lee Hazlewood. I've been listening to you all day.