rock my world: neil young, crush-cum-crusader

I remember getting out of bed really late one night, around the age of 11-12, with a flashlight at the ready, to tune in to a rare radio interview with Neil Young I was supposed to be sleeping through. Pressing my ear against the radio, swooning in some nocturnal communion with this man I’d begun to revere. The influence […]

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fashion matters: strike a pose, your ebay voguer

Increasingly, as I peruse – or is it cruise? – Ebay and Etsy, as I so often compulsively do, I’m finding really studied poses. Weird campy awkward ones, especially for clothes. And everyone knows I love all things weird and awkward – not to mention clothes. Maybe its the selfie-meme syndrome, but its like these […]


chatty cathy: online dating and the endless double-standards

Here’s an exchange from an online dating site I found amusing, one that reminded me how much double-standards persist (and read that link if you doubt me). I reply here in caps just for fun, no point in further discussion as ultimately people will like who-what they like.  The hypocrisy in this one though was impossible to pass up:) ENJOY! (And btw, […]

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karma row: the virtual mob

Feb. 19th 2015 I’ve always avoided the sadistic pleasure of gang-ups because of natural compassion for anyone under attack, not  to mention the issue of context, which is essential. and easily missed, I might add, esp. on social media. Lately, virtual bullying seems all the rage as schoolyard trolls go meta.  I’m thinking of the year-old case of Justine Sacco, […]


desktop clutter cum image essay

Apparently, my periodic posts of the image-clutter collected on my desktop constitute “image essays”, or at least that’s what AFC is calling the long scroll of images submitted by various artists they’re now featuring, without commentary. I assume the latter contain some hidden rhyme or reason to them, and I enjoy them, but I prefer the random. While teaching Surrealism […]

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fashion matters: mannequins from mars

I got sick again, chest cold, so my weekend plans are ruined, wah, but a little wave of energy just lifted the curtains so I thought I’d share another collection of found pics from Ebay/Etsy. This time they’re atmospheric shots of funny or unusual mannequins, most of which have a weird dramatic tone (they would make great paintings), and all accidental! […]