Saturday, September 24, 2016

Go West Project - Carolina

When Carolina saw the shiny pink mini skirt at H&M
she was immediately reminded of the ballerina in her childhood music box 
who spun to the metallic strands from the theme from Love Story every time the lid was opened.
Even though she had reached her shopping quota for the month, she had to have the skirt.
On its inaugural outing,
Carolina paired it with high silver heels which were not as comfortable as she hoped.
Although sexy and attention getting,
they were impractical for climbing the dirt hill to watch the sunset slip behind the hills of Hollywood.
She went to bed with a blister on her big toe.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Golden Era

Joan London's The Golden Era
is a love story between  two polio-stricken children
at a rehabilitation facility in suburban Perth in the early 1950s. 
This premise could have gone wrong at so many turns,
but London's poetic observations and lyrical prose
transcends the bleak situation. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mumford and Sons


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Seth Meyers

Thank you Seth Meyers for calling Trump out on his many lies.
I don't know why the main stream media lets him get away with his audacious bullshit.
Enough is enough!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Brad and Angelina

Happier Times





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Go West Project - Franny

Franny was on the third day of a five day cleanse.
She'd only been in LA for a year, and already she felt like a cliche.
For most of her young adult life, after each meal, she was plagued with sharp stomach pains,
and would do anything, including venturing down this hippie dippie path,
to eradicate them.
Ironically, the chronic piercing jabs were now replaced by hunger pains,
and a lightheadedness which made her want to get out of the sun.



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett's new novel is a satisfying look
at the lives of two families who are forever intertwined
when a kiss at a backyard christening on a hot summer day
changes the course of their lives.