Thursday, March 31, 2011

On Everything

Intently taking notes.
I adore you, Stephen Fry.

Monday, March 28, 2011

This Very Moment

front porch lounging
rocking chair sittin'
with a hefeweizen
and man.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Natural Light

Well, I finally took a gander at my brothers newly rented downtown studio...
And it's a damn fine one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Step

'Take your life in your own hands and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.' - Erica Jong

Ain't it Bizarre

So, I was driving home from Trader Joes and saw this....
that is me, on a bus.
(also, on bus stops and the NBC commercial spot)
And to think, it all happened by fluke.

Friday, March 18, 2011


jaminpaul:  i can nearly guarantee no one knew this dude was ever this cool. unless…wait…am i the only one who didn’t?  You are the only one who didn’t.

Have I forgot to mention that in one months time
I've managed to log
6 seasons of The Cosby Show?

I may have a problem...

On Heavy Rotation

Daily Barista

Meet the Newbie from Firenze, Italy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Love Monday

“We had a wonderful time… the world seems all new to me.”  georgia o’keeffe and arthur macmahon in the mountains, Thanksgiving 1915

“We had a wonderful time… the world seems all new to me.”

On Looking Back

Bisson Frères (Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814-1876) & Auguste-Rosalie  Bisson (1826-1900); ‘Temple de la Concorde, Rome’, about 1860; Albumen  print; 36.8 x 44.6cm

'never underestimate what history can teach you about the present, about the future, and about cultures, people and faith; there's a lot we can learn about where we came from to understand who we are and where we're going...'
— Scott Wilson, Departures

Saturday, March 12, 2011


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The Daily Barista

Thrilling news, that I just have to share...
(i'm letting the cat out of the bag! shhhh)
The Cafe I work for will soon be the carriers of
Stumptown Coffee Roasters!
Included with this transition is an
intensive *Stump* coffee/bar training!


coffee bliss,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Night Air

I spend nearly all my time (out of work) alone;
This lifestyle induces the following:
- Hermit Syndrome
- Self Indulgence
- Simple Pleasures

Tonight, I'm enjoying the lot:
-Several Period Films
- My window fan drawing in the mild air,
drenched with the pungent aroma Jasmin.

welcome, sweet Spring. welcome.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Heart Wanders

'what would happen if one day you decided to follow your heart?'

When I grow the balls, I'll tell ya...

All Life is an Experiment

'A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.'
- wilfred peterson

Monday, March 7, 2011

To Mar the Wonderful Grandeur

A trip, to a wonder of the world.
(a first, for me)
Afternoon Departure: March 5th from Los Angeles, CA.
Arrival: Late evening of the 5th Grand Canyon, AZ.
Holiday Inn Express Slumber.

Sunday, March 6th - 9:00am
52, Crisp Air, Strong Winds, blanket of clouds, scattered snow underfoot.

With my first sight of that stunning grandeur of ancient rock,
my heart burst with wild flames of joy,
forever a kindle of awe and contentment.

The winds roared like the sound of crashing waves,
while we walked 12 miles of the southern rim.
Donkeys on Trails, Cactus and Trees, Moss on Rock, Crows and Hawks.
Dangling feet over the edge, my eyes continually adjusting perspective.
'She's' a shape shifter, with every step to every minute.
There's no doubt that this land harbors a distinctive energy....

I'll return, with time to hike down those canyon walls.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Spark

It's about looking ahead...

Why do you paint?
For exactly the same reason I breathe.
That’s not an answer.
There isn’t any answer.
How long hasn’t there been any answer?
As long as I can remember.
And how long have you written?
As long as I can remember.
I mean poetry.
So do I.

(E. E. Cummings)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mental Note

'Positive Energy Radiates from Your Core.'

Mine? In need of repair.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011