Friend of the blog, novelist Susan Straight, recently made me aware of her biweekly feature (in conjunction with photographer Doug McCulloh) for KCET, in which she shares stories/slices of life pieces about Riverside, California. Here’s a snippet from this week’s installment:
But now Guasti is a startling contradiction in landscape, a convergence that happens over and over in Southern California. The road heads through CentreLake, an industrial park of buildings with white walls and blue glass that house for-profit colleges and businesses. And then, you see the Guasti Post Office, and an old brick schoolhouse, and across from there, one of the loveliest churches I’ve ever seen. Anywhere in the world.