is the author of The Gift is to the Giver, an essay collection about trying to be a good influence as a teacher, athlete, gardener, and music-lover. The book includes writing previously published in The New York Times, The Sun, Lit Hub and the Best American series.
Mark is currently on a quest to play tennis on every public tennis court in Los Angeles.
To get to the courts, he has to take public transit or ride his bike.
He writes about his adventures at Centro de Gozo.
#455, Valencia Glen Park
Running around for a couple of hours playing tennis contributes to a steady state of ebullience.
Update: Ladera 12-10-12
Thank you for the wins, today and every day since I’ve known you.
Accompany Marko on his quest.