Wednesday, February 24, 2010


What to do with all those extra knickknacks laying around?
I had to grab my camera quick before this Berkeley auto got away!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Saw Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at the
beautiful Paramount Theater Saturday night in Oakland.

It made me think about the grand theaters in Detroit that are abandoned.
How sad for Detroit.
How sad for all of us.

Friday, February 19, 2010

isabella blow

Upon hearing of Alexander McQueen's suicide, 
I thought of his friend and discoverer, Isabella Blow.
She killed herself in 2007.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

saddle shoes

I saw a little old man at the bus stop wearing a pair of these and I thought to myself ... wow!
These need to come back!
I wore them in grade school. Gray and black ones.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

fat tuesday

I dedicate this Mardi Gras to my darling girl Maria.
I miss you.

Monday, February 15, 2010

president's day

I admire these guys!
We should remember them.

Illustration by the wonderful Maira Kalman!

Also by Maira Kalman.

chinese new year

 Chinese New Year festivities began yesterday!
Year of the Tiger!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

texas windmills

Lubbock, Texas has the largest windmill collection in the country!

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy birthday

Abraham Lincoln.
A man I admire and adore.
What would he do with this country right now?
He would be very disappointed with us that's for sure.