~ The following recently appeared in the winter issue of All About Her magazine, a regional newspaper insert. Most people don’t know that Santa’s red suit has been depicted in the past with white polka dots, or that the red and white-dotted amanita mushroom has been a popular image on Christmas and New Year cards […]
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Archive for February, 2012
It all starts with a flower doodled in winter in black and white It grows into a big bang of scribbles and spirals an immaculate conception of Darwinian evolution It all depends on indirect attention and knowing what to leave out White space is immortal The underground eternal Each one is […]
Johnny Cash is an unlikely guru, but after recently covering a Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at the Floyd Country Store for the local paper, I did some research and discovered the truth of what Bob Dylan said about him, “Johnny was the North Star; you could guide your ship by him.” I was late in […]
Sunday Shadow Shot
The following is a selection of Floyd Mardi Gras photos and captions, most of which were published in The Floyd Press on February 23, 2012. Blue Mountain School (BMS) English teacher John Vandergrift, BMS administrator Carol Volker and BMS parent Elisha Reygle (who later won “best costume” of the night) sold tickets and beads at […]
1. Have you ever fallen asleep at the computer and been saved by the “do you want to save changes” bell? 2. My 3 1/2 year old grandson, Bryce, says, “Spiderman texts people.” Translation: “Spiderman protects people.” 3. Bryce and I wrote THIS song together. 4. Jackson Browne is coming to Floydfest! 5. “If we […]
Here are some selections of Hollywood Boulevard from our vacation photo album. Read about my encounter with Drew Barrymore and my visit with Naomi Caryl HERE. That’s me on the steps of the Kodak Theater. It’s as close to going to the Academy Awards as I’m likely to get. “What Byrce Would Like.” We took […]
Thanks to the Berzins family for these winter sledding shots, taken at a hill off Woods Gap Road. We got as much as eight inches on the Parkway. Look for more snow photo-op shots in The Floyd Press this week.
What a surprise it was that Joe and I were crowned King and Queen of the 3rd annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball to benefit Blue Mountain School! From what I can recall Master of Ceremonies Jamie Reygle saying, Joe was honored as a formative past Blue Mountain School teacher and board member and I for […]
Everyone but the Pope is at Venice Beach and they all have something to sell. We didn’t make it to any of the museums or galleries while in Southern California, so we were happy to see the street art and theater in Venice. We even caught a freak show full of live and stuffed two- […]
1. For five years or so I’ve been carrying around a Starbucks gift certificate, given to me by Cedar Key author Terri Dulong for participating as a judge in a writing contest she held. It finally came in handy and was a lifesaver during our motel stay on the coast of San Diego after I […]
Wordless: Watch the video HERE and HERE.
All I wanna do is have some fun … I got a feeling I’m not the only one … All I wanna do is have some fun … until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard ~ Sheryl Crow The streets in San Diego were dotted with tattoo parlors. Here in Santa Monica it’s […]
Hollywood movie stars are larger than life in our culture and sighting one can be as if a dream archetype has bled through into everyday life. We wake up from such a dream encounter and want to report, ‘I just saw a giant, a unicorn, or maybe Drew Barrymore.’ Yes, it’s true, and it was […]
Sunday Shadow Shot San Diego. Watch the video HERE.
1. The first “Only in California” moment I had here in San Diego was while having afternoon tea on my hotel suite deck and noticing a group of about 25 paddle surfers doing yoga on their surfboards in Mission Bay. 2. Later, I regretted not taking a picture of the guy I saw sitting at […]
Nope. I don’t do yoga or tai chi on the beach (although I do like to photograph it). I’m more the beachcombing, bird watching type. I like to walk and people watch: the lovers holding hands, the surfers in wet suits stretching, the guy playing guitar, the other guy who just jumped on the seawall […]