Hope You Like Mountains of Snow, It’s the New Normal

Extreme weather seems here to stay—it’s getting worse and making our lives more difficult. Will we fight and defeat it, or accept it as the new normal?

A Beautiful Grey Morning Washes my Troubles away!

It’s the little things, like waking up to an amazing misty morning, that can and do make your day

The Sublime Power of a Great Massage

A great massage will expunge your troubles and let your soul soar in delight and satisfaction, and that is a good thing indeed

Switcheroo: A Confrontational Gender-Bending Experiment

Hana Pesut’s Switcheroo photos expose how gender and identity are defined by the clothing we choose to wear. Joanna Schroeder and her husband volunteer to participate in the experiment.

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain Will Crush Your Mindgrapes

Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Mark Twain is uncanny. Maybe even more so than his Jim Morrison.

Why I Shop at Whole Foods

Greg White counts the upscale market among his blessings this Thanksgiving.

Should City Land Be Used for Religious Displays? One City Says ‘No’

A 60 year-old LA tradition of seaside nativity scenes in Santa Monica will not be held this year.

Living in Gratitude

Compassion doesn’t have a zip code.

What’s So Great About America?

What do you think of Forbes’ annual list of 100 Great Things About America?

“I wanna say a little something that’s long overdue / The disrespect to women has got to be through.”

This comment was from Neil Jung, who explains he is “de-lurking after about a year reading the GMP to comment for the first time” to comment on the post “Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Passes Away.”

Movies: Free Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, October 21st [@hbff]

Screenwriters can get free advice on their craft from experienced professionals next week in Santa Monica.