Tag: driving

Street sign says 21st Ave. There's a CCTV camera above.

International Ain’t International

Jan 07, 2020. By Azisa Todd. I have a particularly strained relationship with your heart: International Boulevard. Your streets are not what they used to be five years ago when skipping class for a quick fix of cheap tacos came with a critical lesson in ethnic studies. The drive to the taco truck on 21st and International, a place I consider a second home, is no longer the same.
Author's son poses by the UCLA bruin bear statue.

Always on my mind

Feb 3, 2019. By Marisa Rodriguez. Dear Tyler, It’s Friday and I’m finally off work. I get in our car. It’s 5 pm- rush hour on the 405 freeway. 19 miles to go. How was school? Did you have fun? Do you have homework tonight? How was the homework you turned in today? Are you hungry?
Author's hand resting out the window, reflected in the side mirror.

Tethered Thoughts in Traffic

Feb 1, 2019. By Liliana Epps. The sun is setting on the city / and as I travel through the canyon / my mind moves between your hands in / thinking about two years ago / when you were living in El Segundo / 2004 Gwen Stefani on your radio.
Sunset sky

InterStates on the 5

Jan 17, 2019. By Jamie Azar. I reach down to fiddle with the stereo knob until it reaches an appropriate level of static. Leaning against the wheel, I feel my battered but faithful little white truck hugging a curve in the freeway.