Archive for August, 2011


There were many fisherman on the Oceanside Pier yesterday including a group that caught this little shark. The guy below was happy to smile for the camera when I asked, in Spanish, if I could take his photo.

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New laws

I abandon myself to the fever of dreams, in search for new laws. ~Antonin Artaud

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Phantom fingers

When Forest pointed a finger at someone, he had two phantom digits pointing back to himself.

In other news, I said goodbye to Marly last night and am in San Diego, working from my mom’s place. She’s fixing me salad, borscht, and all kinds of fruits and veggies that go through her Vitamix and get passed to me in tall glass packed with nutrition. This is the life!

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Ned’s Quest

Ned spent every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in front of Soda P conducting spiritual warfare. He was especially skilled at casting out demons from the girls with orange skin and impossibly short-shorts. He recognized the battle storming within the shaggies and the hipsters and the gays who had no idea that they too were possessed by controlling and malevolent spirits. Los Angeles was Satan’s playground and Venice Beach, the epicenter. The rapture was right around the corner and he had so many souls to save.

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Zoltar channels Mary Oliver when he asks:

Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it life?

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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Fly by weekend

The weekend flew by! Marly lined up tons of things to do and it’s been a lot of fun. Yesterday afternoon, for instance, we went Griffith Park to watch Shakespeare in the Park. We bundled up and sipped wine while eating leftover Thai with coffee straws.

Afterwards, we headed to the Griffith Observatory and stood in line for the telescope. Alas, we didn’t make it inside as they were closing.  Next time!  The view from the roof  was incredible. The kids inside were crazy about Einstein.

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