Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lunch Like Butter

I had just gotten cold butter out of the fridge, when my youngest, who meant to say 'butter' tells me:

Maia: I'm not good at breading bread.

Me: It's hard when it's hard.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Cloud Surfin

My Flickr friend J. Star makes me wish I was a lesbian.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Where Does the Salsa Go?

Makes you wonder what they're going to be making out of all of those VCR's.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Dropping Knowledge

Go here! Drop a question or ponder what's already been asked. This kind of site represents the best the global internet community has to offer. The pictures, questions, and contributions of people around the world are profound, moving, and vital.

My answer to the question posed above--What is the role of religion in our days of science and high technology?--is to CONTROL. The biggest building in the city used to be the church, now it is the skyscraper--technology now has the greater influence, but they are both historically forms of control. The measuring stick as to whether a religion actually serves the sacred primarily (which is supposed to be its function) is if the religion is one of true compassion. No exceptions. Everything else is taken care of from that starting point. You reach the sacred, you reach healing, and you reach each other. And everything else under the name of religion that is not compassion is another form of control.

Compassion has no conflict with science and technology, except to develop it with a conscience.

So, globe--Are we there yet?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Leaves of Books

At the library on a rainy Sunday, trying to keep my summer pledge with the family to read a book a week, I look up from a music book and see this:

I couldn't resist the photo montage that literally fell into my lap on that library stool. I have always loved photomontage--with two of my favorite artists being Jerry Uelsmann and Scott Mutter. In fact, I love collage in all forms of media--visual, sound, and text. It's an artform that kind of exploded in the sixties when William S. Burroughs discovered the cut-up technique, and the collective seemed to pick up on etherically and take into all kinds of interesting directions.

So, as I sat on my perch in the library, I just allowed that 'book tree' to speak to me ...voluminously.

Friday, June 16, 2006


I want to see the World Cup finals played on this field. We'll see just what kind of athletes they really are.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Living Macro

I've been busy with a new camera and making a couple of new t-shirt designs. The shirts are selling so well, that I am soon to begin advertising in a local magazine that gets over 200,ooo readers.

Yea, me.

==end sarcasm==

The new camera has a decent macro lens, which I have wanted for a loooooonnngg time. So, here is the first of many close-ups.

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. - John Muir

The family also recently was invited to a local Sierra Club meeting and saw a fantastic presentation on How to Organic Garden. If you've ever been interested in the best of both worlds (local & organic), that link is an excellent primer.

I have to say, the Sierra Club is a plus choice if you care about the environment and want to act locally. Our newly formed group plans on curbing development in this area by speaking out at city council meetings and making a difference incrementally. Not to mention the awesome trips you can go on, at a discount. Want to visit Hawaii and afford it? Sierra Club is the green way to go. It suits anyone who is into activism and travel. There's even activist travel!!

Sunday, June 11, 2006


The new Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas is a Beatles-fest called LOVE. The website is groovy, but I have some doubts about the show. I have seen Cirque du Soleil a couple of times and it's a very sensory overload experience (in a good way) with sporatic moments of genius.

I expect this one won't be any different, BUT I just keep imagining the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when Thompson and his attorney fight their way into a Debby Reynolds Vegas tribute to the Beatles and come out in hysterics. Is it because Debby does the Beatles with cheese? Of course, but what makes it really funny on a deeper level is the juxtaposition of Vegas and Beatles. The two simply should not go together. They represent totally opposed ideologies.

That said, I guess if anyone can pull it off, it's this circus. The Octopus's Garden number looks visually spectacular, they've captured the Yellow Submarine-like vibe happening in that song. And from what I've heard, George Martin and his son have re-mixed some of the recordings from the Anthology, coming up with interesting new creations like taking Strawberry Fields Forever from John's first tenative strummings to it's fully orchestrated ending, illuminating the creative process. That, with accompanying artistic eye-candy couldn't hurt--too much.

Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté, LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience.

LOVE evokes the exuberant and irreverent spirit of The Beatles, as interpreted through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin have created a unique soundscape of The Beatles music for LOVE. The custom-built theatre at The Mirage features 360° seating, panoramic video projections and surround sound which will envelop the audience, who will experience The Beatles music like never before...

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Magic with a plastic wand. They make the world a better place.

This guy holds the record for largest bubble @ 16 feet.

Whoa... it's lookin' a little compensatory, dude.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Picture Day