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Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday has arrived! It’s the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box [...]

Ptooey

Ptooey

So I’m looking at this photo of the fountain at the Huntington Gardens. Lovely fountain, right? Pretty garden, nice statue, blah blah. It’s so idyllic, any second now a unicorn will come along and nibble the grass. But something bugs me. A question: do fish spit? Fortunately I have at my fingertips a marvelous tool [...]

Clipping

Clipping

If you want a sneak preview of this year’s UCLA Bruins football team, today’s your day. You’re going to have to go to West Los Angeles to see it, though, at Drake Stadium on the UCLA Campus. The Bruins will be back in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl beginning September 11th. But this photo’s not [...]

Boz Kerouac

Boz Kerouac

Boz and I need a road trip and I don’t see it happening soon enough. Boz languished around the house yesterday, dying for some action. He didn’t believe me when I told him it was too hot to go out, so to prove it I took him for a brief walk in the mid day. [...]

Oh, Stop

Oh, Stop

This photo was just the type to mess with, so I did. I saturated the colors, fooled around with the contrast and tried it in black & white. I antiqued it, faded it, turned it into a negative and freaked it out with psychedelics. When at last I had the look I wanted I compared [...]

Mansion Adena

Mansion Adena

Walk north from Orange Grove Blvd. along Garfield Avenue and for the first few blocks you won’t be impressed. Let me rephrase that. You might be impressed, but your impression will be of an area not so much downtrodden as disinterested. Nothing awful, nothing particularly fine. A few small houses, an apartment building of no [...]

The Women’s Room

The Women’s Room

It’s not fancy. But to some people it’s the closest thing to home they’ve got.  I think if I were homeless I’d be afraid all the time. Tired, too. And I’d do what I could to find my way to the safety of The Women’s Room at the Friends In Deed House, 444 E. Washington [...]

Zen Monday: #108

Zen Monday: #108

It’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box to avoid [...]

August Birthday

August Birthday

My friend just turned three. His folks threw a big party with family and friends, and an artist to draw caricatures of all the kids. I wonder what wonders my buddy contemplated while he sat for his portrait. Perhaps he considered how blessed he is to share his birthday with his baby brother. Perhaps not. [...]

Balboa Island

Balboa Island

Each summer, my friends rent a beach house on Balboa Island for a week’s vacation. Last week was it, and they invited a few of us down for a day. We didn’t hobnob with the rich, but we hobnobbed on their territory. First we spent a couple of hours just steps from the house on [...]

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