San Fernando and San Gabriel. What will this next decade, marked by the strong, decisive X in Roman numerals, not sure their position on zero, will have to revisit, more forgotten knowledge (things we have known in our lives, usually in school, before the distractions of life set in, and then subside when we haveContinue reading “There are two valleys…”
Moulin – Sundog Originally uploaded by angus clyne Photo entitled “Moulin – Sundog” by Angus Cline this December It gives me hope and inspiration, a far off light at the end of a tunnel — in this case, of snow. A tundra only Empire penguins would nonchalantly traverse, while to me, I think of twoContinue reading “Light at the ends of the earth”
“…which is why we are ‘preferred customers’ at what we call the Korean store between Main & L.A. St. on 5th but owned by someone else #downtwn” was the way it started, then I realized I was ‘tweeting’ or ‘twittering‘ (although that sounds like the dirty version, the masturbatory derivative of a verb that shouldn’tContinue reading “Downtown Chronicles, begin”
>>> PEACE Originally uploaded by NaPix — Hmong Soul Merry Christmas, for those of us who celebrate this holiday, and happy holidays for everyone who celebrates anything during this time when we reflect on the year past, enjoy the present moment for what it is, and give thanks for all the good on earth. WeContinue reading “PEACE on earth, GOODWILL to everyone!”
This time of year, with its many contradictions [in some circles, Jesus’ purported birth came in June not December, a time of celebrating the winter solstice and reflection on the year’s passing, a punctuation we could attach some meaning to; the mythology of a winter birth was more romantic, especially when conjoined with a journeyContinue reading “Peace on earth, goodwill to all, even me”
By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.
After I die, I want to be dressed in an all black suit
With some new boots
While I’m drifting up to heaven
I don’t want no fears, no tears, and no sneers
Cause I’m finally going home
Cause earth is hell sometimes froze over
Full of shady ass bitches and trifling bastards
I wanna go where the realist have gone
To bask in the new sunlight of the truth
It’s easy to envision a world better than here
Cause this is no world where we’d like to live
We’re placed here as a test
I have no clue
I guess I’ll find out what’s true after death
HassyChal6__0051 Originally uploaded by Robert Manella Times Square looking magical.
into a mire of dreams ‘laughing through the garbage’ as Perry Ferrell sings ‘she was unhappy just as as you were’ — that was 2009. Mission: to make 2010, well, better, before the end of the world and such. vision: that I do this with as little pain as possible. Daily discipline fulfilled.
The People We Help – Stateless Originally uploaded by UNHCR At any point in time, we could conceivably ourselves become a refugee, yet look how this woman is peaceful among plants.
Richard Ankrom untitled_tripod Originally uploaded by Phantom Galleries LA I like this artist’s work.
Work+Space=Creativity I particularly like the guarantee of ‘impromptu brainstorming’ – wouldn’t it be nice if space could conjure creativity?
The end had to be near. It was over. She had burned through second, third, fourth chances like they were rolls of the dice in an alley. She was done. She knew it. She walked, willing one more miracle to account for all the times she’d been good to people who needed it or didn’tContinue reading “The vary large disarray”
From wielding to yielding and many trials in between. “As they rode the King looked lovingly on his sword, which Merlin saw, and, smiling, said, Which do you like best, the sword or the scabbard? ‘I like the sword,’ answered Arthur. ‘You are not wise to say that,’ replied Merlin, ‘for the scabbard is worthContinue reading “Sword wielding stones of silence”
IMGP1913 Originally uploaded by Pano 57 I took a skills-aptitude test, can’t remember the name, as part of a career goal seminar back when I was 25 and the two things I was supposed to be were: architect and model maker. I also had the attributes of an army officer.
the micro-bite-size, put in your pocket and save it for later so small it can be lost easily size. the no bullshit, be succinct, get to your point, yet be poetic, the lyrical, free verse, wtf kind, not the forced pentameters we had to learn like knowing how to draw illustratively before you can abstractContinue reading “practicing the nana-story”
…the last words I heard the actors’ roundtable mumbling were “We need a writer.” That made me realize the relationship an actor has to the screenplay which is what spews forth out of the writer’s [me in this case, for the few films I want to do — the remake of Godard’s “Vie sa Vie”Continue reading “"Some people need conflict to create." Stanley Tucci”
from an intriguing article found on the web via my ‘Moon Phase’ gadget on iGoogle http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_trading.phtml “Trading by the Light of the Moon” by Vincent Troncone “In my research, I have found what appears to be a direct correlation between the primary phases of the moon and the points at which any given, freely-traded marketContinue reading “How to make money in space: theory 1”
Caspar, the young King of Tarsus Melchoir, with is long beard, lead Arabia Balthazar hailed from Ethiopia on camels over deserts and mountains chasing a brightness they must have understood heard a message in their heads, “Keep going” knowing they would find wonder but not bewilderment they bore gifts for a bigger kind than theyContinue reading “Following the brightness”
Attracting Blog Readers through Great Content Attracting Blog Readers Through Great Content By Gini Dietrich on December 15th, 2009 Based on the feedback from “Tips for Starting a Blog,” it sounds like you’re ready to attract readers. So let’s get started! My friend Jeff Lipschultz commented on Monday that he was going to be brashContinue reading “It's the content, lady”