From A Michigan Farm To Los Angeles

When we pulled into Los Angeles, I was agog. It was a world away from the Michigan farm where I'd grown up, writes Laura Kao.

"I studied the inch-thick map book of L.A. It's right in downtown Santa Monica, Noelle had said. How could one tell 'downtown' when it was all town? To me, towns were supposed to be distinct, with square miles of cornfields between them. But here there were no cornfields, no labeled water towers to give a clue."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Full Story: My Puckish introduction to L.A.

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