A couple of days later, I stopped into our local coffee shop, the famed Johnnie's, a place now closed, but still used as a location in dozens of films. The waitresses always seemed to be from another time and place: "Hi, honey," said my favorite waitress. "Hower you? And where you been?"
Los Angeles, April 22, 2009
*For those who have not experienced an earthquake, one of the most terrifying aspects of the event is the sound of everything shifting and twisting in space.