Lisa Kogawa is an illustrator who was born and raised in Japan, and currently works in Los Angeles. She spends her day collecting books and documenting ordinary life moments. Her illustrations experiences her surroundings into her own perspective of color palette and details. See more at

When Ancient Time Shuts Tight Its Rusted Doors
By Michael Stalcup

When ancient time shuts tight its rusted doors And fastens keyless lock upon its stair, Beforehand emptying its storied floors Of all who have traversed and mingled there, What din or silence will those halls release As, ushered out into the last frontier, The throng of nations and of centuries On lush eternity’s expanse appears!

Home is Where the Hospitality Is

WE USED TO own a house. Not an apartment, not a condo, but a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in the Bay Area with a beautiful, spacious yard.