Anyhow, some biographical notes on the scorecard: I've lived in the Los Angeles area most of my life (born in Santa Barbara, but been here in LA since the early 80s).
I'm a reader. Going through a bit of a non-fiction phase right now, but I always have a good book of poetry around. And I write. Mostly poems that I think only make sense to me -- although a few people have told me that I'm on to something. It will all end up in a steamer trunk, anyhow.
Music is important to me. I think it serves a memory-marker function, if that makes any sense.
I like getting away from the city. That is good decompression. Once every 2 months or so, me and some friends head out to the Mojave, sit out and just watch the crazy stars. Love that. And I know a few small towns around LA where you can still find an occasional street or plaza that looks like it came out of a Steinbeck novel.
All right. Enough. My other little post-it notes below this one will give you a little more topography.