Posted by: twotrees | September 7, 2011

A mayor, a musician and a homeboy


If you didn’t get a chance to read the Labor Day offerings in the LA Times, I urge you to reconsider.  Short stories about humble beginnings – All are good, three are better.

L.A.  Mayor Antonia Villaraigosa started as a scrappy shoeshine boy at age five; Robert Gupta auditioned for first violin in the L.A. Phil at 19 and Father Greg Boyle wants to tell the children of former gangsters what a great man their father is.  The first is a story of hard work and determination, the second of talent and decisions and the third of redemption.  Read them here:,0,7097550.story


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