How Does The Idiot Take A Walk On The Wild Side In LA?

The Idiot found it easy to take a walk on the wild side in Los Angeles when he hung in the semi-urban, quasi-rural Highland Park hood and strolled through Occidental College.

Here’s what quasi rural means:

Quasi rural = Climbing a tree on the campus of Occidental College.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

Quasi rural = Stumbling upon a sculpture made in Rome entitled “Armoured Figure III.”

Quasi rural = Spotting sweatshirts promoting Califia, the pagan queen who ruled over the rural island kingdom of California in the novel Las Sergas de Esplandian.

Quasi rural = Pigging out on freshly barbecued food.

Here’s what semi urban means:

Semi urban = Hanging out at Eagle Rock High School.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

Semi urban = Strolling on Highland Park sidewalks.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

Semi urban = Planning to attend a lecture with Liz Chapin on the Occidental College campus entitled Living Mythologies: Sharing The Dreams Of Queer, Trans & Intersex People Of Color Through Ritual & Storytelling on Saturday night (Feb. 11).

Next Week: Leaving the wild side of Los Angeles for the Palm Springs desert to get in shape for the March MedTrek in Egypt.

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About Joel

Joel Stratte-McClure has been a global trekker since the 1970s. He lived in France for over 30 years, working as a journalist, before he turned his attention to a unique life-time-project of walking the shores of the Mediterranean. The first 4,401 kilometers are explored in his inspirational and entertaining first book "The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean." The next 4,401 kilometers are covered in the gods-filled sequel, "The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” published on Valentine's Day 2013. The last 4,401 kilometers will be discussed in the last book of the trilogy currently entitled "The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean."

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