We are all cosmic passengers on a wild freight train known as life, carried about by a spinning blue and green ball known as the Earth. When we got on this train umpteen million years ago, no one knew where it’d take us, and for the most part even the best prognosticator couldn’t tell us […]
Just to preface, I’m a dog person, but to appease Emeric, Smile TV’s resident lover of cats, catnip, and catnaps, I thought I’d write a little blog about his feline friends. Ok, that was actually a joke, but in all seriousness, today’s blog really does have a cat… in the title. To be perfectly clear, […]
A glimpse of one of the places where your Farmer’s Market produce comes from! Project Youth Green is a Pacoima-based organization that rents out plots of land for local families to garden. They cover the cost of watering, give lessons in horticulture, and sell produce in local farmer’s markets.
As the end of the year approaches, I find myself ready to run back to my parents’ home for the holidays and get reacquainted with their old pup, Harley (a rather adorable and playful Maltese, a breed of dog that I like to think of as eternal puppies). Pets are just a part of human […]
I’m not going to lie, I kinda have a song from a 1960s pop band running through my head, but to save you all from having it play reruns across your auditory cortex, let it suffice to say that we all get along with a little assistance from our comrades… and much more than I […]
One of my favorite quotes that has stuck with me all my life comes from the great Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” To me, these simple words are far more than the sum of their parts; they are a creed of sorts, a belief that runs deeper […]
It’s an old world philosophy that passed into the realm of cliché millennia ago: what goes around comes around, or in more modern terminology, what you put out into the universe will come back to you. Heck, some versions of this belief have it coming back to you in varying degrees, even three times as […]
Music is something that I personally love and something I’m sure everyone has strong opinions on. That’s because music is so critically linked to the human experience that we can’t help but be moved by a favorite song, whether it be a classical piece from Bach, the heavy sax of Louis Armstrong, the wailing cries […]
Smile TV interns, Theo and Alexis, provide a glimpse into community building in the city of Nantes. A neighborhood barbecue offers a place to relax, eat, and socialize for visitors and residents alike.
Some days when you take a walk, you find yourself on Memory Lane, and if you are anything like me, oftentimes when you find yourself there, all you can do is whistle going, “Wow, I did that.” Back in 2009, I did something that most people today simply don’t: I moved onto a ranch in […]