Build Big

If one has noticed during the two years in which my blog has existed, my true passion has come out not when talking about war or national elections, but rather when talking about urban policy and development. What is the point of debating the funding of a strong military or business taxes if there is […]

A Child’s World through an Adult’s Eyes

If an alien species were to turn on the television or read the headlines of news articles for the past two weeks, then one would be under the impression that our planet was engaged in a bloody third world war. But then take a walk outside in the streets of Los Angeles or Seoul and […]

What Makes a Great Nation?

As part of our current section in AP Government on lobbying in the United States, my teacher came up with the marvel idea that we as students would become the lobbyists. Our assignment was to find an interest group which catered to some passion of ours and essentially become the voice of that interest group. […]

A Blessing and a Curse for the Freeway City

While I was driving back to Los Angeles Saturday on the 110 freeway from a performance in Long Beach I came across something that I have never seen before; toll roads. I had never expected to see toll roads north of Orange County (or along the entire west coast for that matter) and did not […]

Grand Idea for a Grand City

I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and for much of that time it seemed as if the city was in some sort of time stasis. While New York City has constructed 41 skyscrapers since my birth while Los Angeles’s grand total comes up to 1 at the L.A Live complex. Why is […]

More than Just Football

  Those who know me well are aware that I am in no way a sports enthusiast, in fact, rather the opposite. There is not a single sporting event I have been too other than to perform there and at home I doubt I have viewed a game (football, baseball, etc.) for more than fifteen […]