Entries by Janna Lopez

Me, My Selfie and Eye: Good Grief by Cheryl Jones

When Janna Lopez hit 50, her world seemed to fall apart. In what she later describes as a Dark Flight of the Self, she seemed unrecognizable to herself which propelled her into a deep grief for who she had been. Unlike depression she had navigated in the past, insight was elusive and unattainable. Instead, she felt as if she was crawling along, unsure what was right ahead of her. Small things, photographing a hummingbird, slowing down, feeling her way along, began to help her form a new concept of herself and led her to a new life. Her book, Me, My Selfie and Eye, chronicles her unfamiliar path and describes the intersection of a youth culture, menopause and aging with clarity and humor. Join us to talk about it!

How Walking Saved Me

I’ve never been a walker and to say it saved my life might sound over dramatic. But it feels this way. In the middle of March, as the world began to shut down from Covid-19 and sheltering in place took hold, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety slipped in. Like millions of others, I felt daily dread, […]

Robert Romanus – On Fast Times, Changing Tides & Finding Himself

Robert Romanus is an American film/television actor and musician. He played ticket scalper Mike Damone in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and Natalie Green’s boyfriend Snake on The Facts of Life (1979). Robert originally came to Los Angeles to become a singer with the possibility of having a band. He became a singing busboy at a restaurant and met Steve Feldman, another singing busboy. The two hit it off and created their own group, Papa’s Kitchen.