Monday, October 31, 2016


“Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.”

Edgar Allan Poe


Saturday, October 29, 2016


Friday, October 21, 2016

Psycho Biddy

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jes' Birthday

Abbottt Kinney

Curated Life, Venice Style

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Michelle Obama

Slipping in the polls, Donald Trump needs to blame someone.
He will never be able to comprehend that his own deplorable words, insincere apology
and vitriolic attacks cost him the campaign.
While he acted out today at a rally in Florida,
accusing Hillary and the media of a grand conspiracy and criminal activity, 
The First Lady gripped the nation with her grace and candor as she denounced Trump's behavior.

"Because let's be very clear.
Strong men - men who are truly role models - 
don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
People who are truly strong lift others up.
People who are truly powerful bring others together."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A View From The Bridge

Pete Souza

White House photographer Peter Souza
has taken nearly 2 million photographs of Obama in the last eight years.
His essence is captured in these deeply moving, remarkable images.
Barack, you are a man with soul, integrity, passion, love for mankind and humor.
I am going to miss you.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Rock The Vote

I believe in Santa Claus, democracy,
and using my vote to block Donald Trump from becoming our next President.
This election is scary on so many levels.
A man, professionally and emotionally unfit to hold to this high ranking position,
is threatening our freedom.  
Many question, "how did we get here?"
I believe this is a response to the last eight years,
not because the economy is down or The Presidency is corrupt, but because many people, 
the majority white men,
are afraid of the progress that has been made which will continue to cause their power to shrink.
How women can vote for this vile human being is beyond my comprehension.

In his Op-Ed piece Andrew Rosenthal said it best:

"On Sunday, Trump showed once again that this race is and has always been about his ego,
and about sexism, racism, isolationism, fear and anger.
It is about hating President Obama, mostly because he is African-American.
It is about the hard right trying to seize control of Washington
so it can roll back half a century of economic, racial and social progress."

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Pussy Grabs Back

"Lord, give me the confidence of a mediocre white man."


Trump has brought American politics to a new low.
How much proof does one to realize he is unfit for this job?
He lacks the traits of a leader, diplomat, politician, negotiator, and scholar,
but he over indexes in corrupt, immoral behavior.
He is a bigot, and a misogynistic, lying, scheming tax evader.
Hillary is going to take him down tonight.
The revolt is finally happening. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Walk of Fame

In the past year, Hollywood has been taken over by construction sites and cranes.
Entertainment companies and high end restaurants are being lured  
back to the the neighborhood that shares its name with the industry.
And yet, portions of Hollywood will always be a draw for tourists.
Celebrity impersonators, groups of Asian tourists, and families on holiday
flock to the Walk of Fame 
to look at names etched into stars on sidewalk.


Go West Project - Gabriel

Gabriel doesn't have patience for tourists who take his picture without paying.
He refrains from giving them the finger like his friend Deadpool.
"It wouldn't be right for a kid to see his favorite superhero making that lewd gesture." 
Instead, he simply turns his back and walks away.
Wearing the cape and red boots is his job, one he takes very seriously.
On a good day he makes $400.  
Last year another Superman tried to encroach on his spot in front of the famous theater.
He got rid of him, although he doesn't reveal how. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Doug Aitken

A new exhibit at MOCA features Doug Aitken's impressive work.
It includes seven large-scale video installations dating to 1997
as well as a recent live sound piece whose haunting melody permeates the space.
The exhibition is particularly significant because Aitken’s multimedia and site-specific installations, in innovative architectural settings around the world,
defy institutionalization nearly as much as he defies categorization.
Aitken is a landscape artist of sorts whose work explores the abstract,
ephemeral terrain of the mind and our fragmented, collective digital consciousness.
Motion, the fast flow of information and the passage of time are themes.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Go West Project - Lillian and Tad

Lillian and Tad's New Year's resolution was to give up coffee.
Here it is, October 1st and she's still making daily runs to Starbucks.
To her chagrin, Tad took his last sip on December 31st.
Willpower has always been  his strong suit,
 but she also believes she has a year to make good on a resolution,
just like the grace period she has to send a wedding present.