Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's All Up To You




"It's choice
not chance
that determines 
your destiny."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To Thine Own Self Be True

"Nothing is more difficult than not being oneself,
or than being oneself and only so far
and no further."- Paul Valery

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Preciousness of Experience




"I can see that a loving care goes into my writing, which
has nothing to do with writing as such but
with the desire that what I have seen and known
should not die, a sense of the preciousness of experience." - Anais Nin

Monday, November 27, 2017

All Around You

"Blessings drop their blossoms all around you." -Rumi








Sunday, November 26, 2017

It's About A New and Better Form




"Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east."

~ Maulana Rumi

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Seeing Red

  
"Art is Art. Everything else is everything else." A. Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt*, Red Abstract 1952

* Adolph Frederick "Ad" Reinhardt (December 24, 1913 – August 30, 1967) was an abstract painter   active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was a member of the American Abstract Artists  and was a part of the movement centered on the Betty Parsons Gallery. He was also a member of "The Club"  New York School abstract expressionist artists during the 1940s and 1950s. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving Day


"Happy Thanksgiving Day to All"

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Autumn Dance


"Let your life lightly dance
on the edges of Time
like dew 
on the tip of a leaf." -Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

That's ME!

Pluviophile (n.) a lover of rain, someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.


 "Let the rain sing you a lullaby." -Langston Hughes





Monday, November 20, 2017

Do Not Lose Faith





"You must not lose 
faith in humanity.
Humanity is like an
ocean:
if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, 
the ocean does not 
become dirty." -Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Some Favorites From One Of My Painting Instructors

 Berkeley #57 1955 Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

 Ocean Park 79  Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn Stanford Studio 1963

In the late 1960's Richard Diebenkorn was one of my painting instructors at UCLA.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Love


"Love is not an emotion,
it's your very existence."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Old Telephone Numbers






"Telephone exchange names were used in many countries, but were phased out for numeric systems by the 1960s. In the United States, the demand for telephone service outpaced the scalability of the alphanumeric system and after introduction of area codes   for direct-distance dialing,all-number calling  became necessary."-Wikipedia

 I still remember my childhood phone number:  ANgeles 9-2432

 "Popular songs use old telephone exchanges in their names: "PEnnsylvania  6-5000" (PE 6-5000), recorded by Glenn Miller (the inspiration for that song, the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City . "BEechwood 4-5789", by The Marvelettes; 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Lesson Well Learned


 "Cleaning and scrubbing
 



will wait till tomorrow,
 


But children grow up,
 


as I've learned to my sorrow.
 


So quiet down, cobwebs.
 


Dust, go to sleep.
 


I'm rocking my baby.



 Babies don't keep." 


 



Monday, November 13, 2017

Rock History Lesson

"Thus the Yardbirds begat Cream, Spencer Davis Group begat Traffic, Cream and Traffic begat Blind Faith, and Blind Faith begat Derek and the Dominoes and Ginger Baker's Air Force..."

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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