InvestED in the Future
"Ed Begley Jr. is known as an actor (St. Elsewhere, 7th Heaven); but in progressive circles, he’s even better known as an environmentalist, circa 1970, when noxious pollution and fringe outrage first-birthed the sustainability movement in Los Angeles—where surrounding mountains and atmospheric inversion coupled with coughing autos and backyard burnings spawned as many as 100 Stage 1 smog alerts annually. Begley was 21 and suffering from shortness of breath and chest aches..."
Happy Days are Here Again
"Ebby Halliday cuts a regal frame behind her cluttered and papered wood desk, her black and white scarf tucked precisely into her pinstriped suit, her thick, coconut hair put up just so. Behind her, shelves and cubbies wear the secrets of her life: a box of White Cloverine Salve, a ukulele from her late husband, books and letters, dozens of photos. She leans forward when she speaks, slow and eloquent, each word crisp and almost a whisper, as if what she says is just between us..."
No Legs, No Hands, No Excuses
"Clay Dyer would stand up to greet me—he is a Suthun gentleman, after all—but he has no legs. Instead, he reaches out his right arm (which ends at the elbow). I accept, grasping the end of his only limb for an abrupt shake. I later learn he prefers to fist bump his friends..."