Okay, I'm not living in a cardboard box…I'm living in the NOHO Hostel, and it is nothing like the movie! The guy who runs the place is wonderful, it is safe,clean and the other guests are more than friendly. Sure, it is bunk beds in a converted garage, but the regular house part has a fine kitchen, great bathroom, 24/7 wi-fi and direct TV. Many of the guests are Russian, so you can watch all the Russian TV upstairs you can handle, while downstairs we revel in the continual reruns of every flick ever made running on all the HBO, Showtime,and Encore channels.
Hey, at 20 bucks a day, I can't complain. It is close to the bus, near some dandy restaurants, a CVS and numerous neighborhood convenience stores…the old fashioned kind. I've lived in lovely four bedroom homes on 1/4 acre, country club condos, and (one night only) a slab of carboard in a Las Vegas alley the night before I took the bus to Los Angeles back in 2004. I've been rich and famous, poor and famous, and I've learned that wherever you go, there you are. I am here for now, and every moment of my waking hours is spent on the laptop writing something for someone — yes, I have a new true crime book in the works. It is a cool case out of Austin, Texas, and I'll go there for interviews, etc the moment the doctor says I can travel after my recent eye operation.
Los Angeles is indeed the City of Angels. Were it not for the kindness, trust and compassion of everyday people, I would up the proverbial creek….but I appreciate every gesture of kindness, and do what I can to pass that kindness on to others.
The TRUE CRIME show with Don Woldman is a great pleasure, and last weeks show about Munchausen Syndrome was fascinating. You can listen to it anytime you want…just go to the show's site: http://outlawcrime.com
There are some great pictures of us up on the Outlaw Radio
site, and complete archives of both the TRUE CRIME show and Matt Alan's OUTLAW RADIO program on which Don and I are also regulars.