Song of the Week

I’m not the world’s biggest Bruce Springsteen fan, but, my god, his album Nebraska is so damn good. As wikipedia describes it: The songs on Nebraska deal with ordinary, down-on-their-luck blue-collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives. The songs also address the subject of outsiders, criminals and mass murderersContinue reading “Song of the Week”

Song of the Week

Asaf Avidan is simply awesome. This video I posted is a long clip from a Livestream he did at the height of the pandemic. Fast forward to 22:50 to hear what real gut-wrenching passion sounds like.  This is his Youtube channel. Pick a song, any song. They are all awesome. My book Memory Road Trip is availableContinue reading “Song of the Week”

The Trip That Never Was Day 13

My husband and I had a trip booked to Ireland in June 2020. Due to Covid, the trip never happened. For a myriad of reasons, it’s a trip that likely won’t happen any time soon. I’ve pulled up my old itinerary, and I’m going to explore as much of this holiday as virtually as IContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was Day 13”

Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?

So, I recently started reading a book I picked up from the library the other day. I’m currently on page 97, but I read something in the previous chapter that stuck with me. In the aforementioned chapter, the author mentions that one of her favorite paintings of a bridge over the Seine was Albert Marquet’sContinue reading “Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?”

The Trip That Never Was Day 12

My husband and I had a trip booked to Ireland in June 2020. Due to Covid, the trip never happened. For a myriad of reasons, it’s a trip that likely won’t happen any time soon. I’ve pulled up my old itinerary, and I’m going to explore as much of this holiday as virtually as IContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was Day 12”

Americans Are Pissed

America is not a happy place. All of us are angry about something. We all feel the need to protest, and the litany of topics to protest against is long. When my husband said “we should go to the Capitol to protest this weekend,” I asked him what item we should protest about. I said there wasContinue reading “Americans Are Pissed”

Corpse Flower is in Bloom at Huntington Gardens Today!

I was just there a few days ago and saw this amazing plant getting ready to bloom: Here is a neat diagram from the Huntington Garden’s website that shows this plant’s life cycle: And here is a photo I took of this plant in its leaf stage: I wish that L.A. wasn’t a seven hourContinue reading “Corpse Flower is in Bloom at Huntington Gardens Today!”