Ever since I was a baby, I’ve been insatiably curious about everything. I was interested in every little thing going on around me, and once I learned to talk, my parents had to constantly deal with my onslaught of questions.
Looking back at pictures of me as a toddler, you can see that I was almost always engaged in a conversation or even trying to read a newspaper.
Now, as a freshman at Pali High, I am still on my mission to learn as much as I possibly can.
I play clarinet, so at Pali I participate in the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and I’m playing in this semester’s musical, “Sister Act.” In addition to that, I’m a lawyer in the Mock Trial program and a delegate in the Palisades YMCA branch of Youth and Government. Loading on the extracurriculars during freshman year is just part of my grand plan to learn all about my new school.
While reading the Palisadian-Post on a Thursday night—as any true Palisadian would—I came across an ad for an internship at the Post. I thought, “What better way to learn more about my town and get more experience in the world of journalism?”
At Paul Revere, where I went to middle school, I worked on the award-winning newspaper, which allowed me to learn all of the school’s ins and outs. Revere became my home away from home.
My true home has always been the Palisades. My mom grew up here, my grandparents still live in the same house they bought here in 1960—but I still feel like there’s more to learn about my town.
I’m excited to work with the staff at the Post and make the Palisades my own.
Hello Palisades! My name’s Cody Baird and I’m excited to assist the Palisadian-Post in covering the community. I can’t wait to fully immerse myself in the world of the Palisades with its vibrant communal life and geographical beauty.
A little about me? Well, I’m just your typical recent college graduate. Aside from the Post, I’m piecing together work in human resources, nannying, tutoring and an assortment of odd jobs.
I enjoy reading, watching movies and television, and working my way—alas, all too slowly—through the various musical eras available at my fingertips. (May I recommend pairing Charles Bradley with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings for a delightful Daptone Records listening session?)
Some highlights from the summer were reading Leonard Michaels and seeing a pair of films in theater: a retrospective of Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz,” presented by UCLA’s Film & Television Archive at the Hammer Museum, and Edward Yang’s “Yi Yi” at LACMA.
You may see me running on the weekends through Will Rogers or along Sunset. If so, please say hello. While I promise I won’t grunt back a hello, I can’t promise I won’t say “morning” when it’s technically the afternoon.