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

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. Esp. on Twitter, which breeds sensationalism and narcissism like Facebook on steroids, it seems. Another reason – in addition to just not having the time –  that I don’t tweet. Lately, virtual bullying […]


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! […]


karma row: legacy

I was going to share this yesterday, but I was busy running to the Apple store on 5th Ave to buy an emergency replacement power cord, having been without my computer for almost 12 hours – the torture. And this after I lectured my students about how true creativity required the ability for extended focus, a skill their […]

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2015: the year of restraint and perseverance

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! A pic by the uber-talented Robert Melee as we played around in his studio, channeling “mommy-Rose” – Robert’s amazing mother/muse in celebration of  our interview on his infamous ‘mommy” series, video and photographic work, incorporating Rose. Work I think is brilliant if still misunderstood.  There’s a link below in a newsletter I sent out initially via email, but thought I’d share  here […]