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ArtNight – Spring 2105

ArtNight – Spring 2105
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The worse thing about ArtNight? Don’t know as there is a worse thing. Only lots and lots and lots of choices. Tonight 6-10 p.m. I’m starting the night at Offramp Gallery.   http://www.offrampgallery.com/index.html Robert Kushner, Red Tulip, 2014 “Offramp presents a series of collage works on paper by New York artist Robert Kushner.  Utilizing book […]

Americans, known and unknown

Americans, known and unknown

The City of Pasadena does a lot things well.  One of the things at the top of the list is the annual “One City, One Story” community discussion presented by the Pasadena City Library.    To quote the City’s website “The idea of getting a community together to discuss a single book actually arose in […]

Election day and Election Night

Election day and Election Night

Today is Election Day in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. We have a chance to vote for some of the people who will make decisions that will affect our lives in ways we may or may not know. I voted early this morning.  If you haven’t voted yet, you have until 8:00 pm. This evening […]

2225.Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight

2225.Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight

Powell’s City of Books, first thing in the morning.  What a joy.   Courtesy http://ad-chemistry.com/2012/06/04/portland-outing-03-powells-books/ A department store’s worth of books – new, used, English, Russian, picture books, antiquarian’s delights.  For those haven’t been,  imagine Vroman’s on steroids – in the best way.   Courtesy – http://daltonchadeverett.com/2011/08/09/flashback-neil-gaiman-2006/ Directory and maps needed and supplied.   They are […]

2225.Day Five

2225.Day Five

Entering Portland on the I-5 can have a wonderfully cinematic feel to it.  At one point the highway is surrounded by variations on green on either side of the highway.  After traveling over a small rise you  enter the view of the get this view of the city and Willamette River. It seems that a […]

2225.Day Four

2225.Day Four

What to do when in Portland?   It’s about a thousand miles away from home so it’s good to think about this before you hit the road.  How to balance the combo of taking time to be with Portland familia without being too much under foot, seeing the things that make me feel like I’ve […]

2225, Day Three – more sentences

2225, Day Three – more sentences

Preparing for the great Pirate Birthday party to take place the next day at the Lucky Lab.  Cupcakes baked.  Pirate gear prepped for the party. The morning began with a vena.  Oatmeal cooked slow.  Nothing so instant that you boil water, open a package, and dump the contents of package and pot into a bowl. […]

Next stop, Portland

Next stop, Portland

Off to Portland to visit familia.  Y’all take care while I’m gone. Some studio, some where.  I might be five.

Raúl R. Rodriguez, presente

Raúl R. Rodriguez, presente

I’m sure it was after 1960 when I saw my first Rose Parade.  That was a long time ago.  That was also the first year that Raul R. Rodriguez had a float in the parade.  Imagine being 15 years old and so talented that there are people who are willing to spend thousands and thousands […]

Dan Guerrero, Gaytino in Pasadena

Dan Guerrero, Gaytino in Pasadena

You know there are those folks that you meet in your life with whom you don’t seem to have anything in common, but somehow, in ways you can’t describe you almost instantly connect.  That’s the case for me and Dan Guerrero. I find him charming, funny, hard working, funny, bright, exacting, intelligent, proud, funny. Well, […]

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