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Alright, for sure. Back to Monday night art session.
••• 08.20.18 •••
Meet: Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
Distance: 3 - 4 Miles
Pace: 6:30 - 13:00 min/mile
Artist : @aiseborn
Paella rice with mushrooms, green onions and pork. 🍄 🐷🔥🥘😋
"It happened late night after my shift as a machinist for Duchess aircraft. It was 1997 or early '98. I was waiting for the bus to go home at my usual stop up in Crenshaw. I just remember looking out for the bus and a car passing by. The next thing I knew, I woke up in General hospital. I was in a coma for four months. The doctor told me that I was shot in the head at point-blank range with a shotgun. He said that I was a surviving miracle. He told me that the only reason I survived was the fact that I was shot at point-blank range, otherwise my head would've been rolling down the street. Ever since that incident I lost contact with most of society. I lost contact with my parents and my four brothers and sisters. I had a good job with great benefits. It wasn't Boeing or anything but Duchess treated me well, it was a solid job. The doors closed on me after that. I lost fifty percent of my hearing and I can't smell or breathe through my nose. I do that through my mouth. I can't read because although I have my left eye, it's a blurry vision. I see shadows. I've been out in Downtown for over twenty years. But my survival skills have kept me alive. I know my way around very well. A lot of people know me and I was recently told that someone has been looking for me. It might be one of my brothers. I would like to see them again. But honestly, I'm alright. I don't know what that other life would have turned out like. I don't look back, I can't. I have a good reason to be down. But why should I? I don't feel sorry for myself and I don't expect anyone to feel for me. They never found the person who shot me but I forgive him. That's all there's to me. I just survive. It's all a dream." *Jerry Johnson grew up in Watts and Pomona. He graduated from Ganesha High in '81. He played varsity basketball for three years. He was recently in the hospital for six days. He had walking pneumonia and was diagnosed with some sort of lung disease. He says he is happy. Jerry has a gentle soul and is positive about life. He panhandles downtown for change.
#angelenoheart #lastory #lastories
#dtla #downtownla #latimes
#losangeles #la #jerry
Meet Mama Hill. She runs Mama Hill’s Help a Watts-based after school program founded in 2001. It’s a refuge for kids and their families; a place for learning and, for once in their lives, a violence free zone. Mama Hill’s Help is known by everyone in the community as a “safe haven.” Today she’s raising funds to buy school supplies for these kids. If you can’t stop by to buy some art, click the link in our profile to donate. Literally every single dollar counts.
What the hell is this I keep reading in the #latimes
about a Deferred Retirement Option Plan in the #lapd
?? Collecting regular pay and retirement, SIMULTANEOUSLY!?? It’s time to get moving on this Mayor #ericgarcetti
— or the people of #losangeles
will step in and take care of it for you.
Stream my friends’ podcast series, “Uh, Excuse Me” on SoundCloud! Their podcasts are actually the best!💥✨ Life is too short! I am currently in the midst of trying to figure out my brand. What’s my style? What’s my mission? Will this be a profession in the long run? Everything is a work in progress - but my God I’m having a great time. I’m enjoying my time in LA this summer and doing what I love with the people I love. Photography, film & social media. This is just a jump start, folks. Just a jump start. 💘