Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cool Shit My Aunt Sends Me: Before and After - Artists Transforming Drab Spaces


"Juliette Et Les Esprits," Montpellier, France

After and Before


3D Mural In Poznan, Poland

After and Before


"Renaissance," Le Puy en Velay, France

After and Before


Giant Starling Mural In Berlin, Germany

After and Before

Nika Kramer


"Au Fil De Loire," Brives Charensac, France

After and Before


  Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

After and Before

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

After and Before

"Topart," Budapest, Hungary

After and Before



"Porte Des Lavandières," Aurec Sur Loire, France

After and Before


Friday, January 26, 2018

T-Shirts I Have Known: That Metal Show

This is one of my favorite gifts from my older daughter, Jolee. Unprompted, she bought this shirt from me back when VH1 Classic was still airing episodes of That Metal Show.

The show has been "off the air" for almost three years now, but I really credit the show for my rebounding interest in metal.

I did wear this to the Iron Maiden show last summer.

This t-shirt is still in rotation in the closet.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bookmark Graveyard, Chapter 2

More bookmarks getting deleted, saved on BillyBlog for posterity:

The New York Times 2015 "The Lives They Lived" feature here.

A Tumblr called "What Would We Call Poets" here.

"Curvaciously Yours" by Olga Gonzalez Ramos here and an article about Olga from here.

My bike a 2003 Raleigh M20, from BikePedia, described here.

Post-War Jazz, An Arbitrary Road Map, from the Village Voice, here.

Bound Fast To Thee: Interviews From Times of Transition in 'Iolani's History here.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bookmark Graveyard, Chapter 1

Wonder why you have so many pages bookmarked? I was wondering and was thinking, let me just delete this.

Then my cyberhoarder mentality kicked in. So I decided to drop these here. I don't know why. Just because, I guess.

The go-to list for Roberto Bolaño works: The Bolaño Syllabus: A Final Reckoning.

Boston Review's Top 20 Poems of 2015 here.

Rolling Stone's Top 550 Songs of All Time here.

Buzzfeeds's List of Posts about Tattoos here.

"F.A.Q.s," a story by Allegra Goodman on The New Yorker here.

50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit via Flavorwire here.

Good times.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Random Photo

Broadway between Park Place and Barclay, November 3, 2017

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women's March, Year 2

On January 20, 2018, I joined the family in New York City for the second annual women's march.

Last year I posted a bunch of photos, but this year I am posting fewer....

I had my own sign, which was fairly well-received:

My friend Teri took the following candid shot:

Friday, January 19, 2018


Spotted on my coat back on December 9, 2017:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018



A flock of sheep pass through a gate

The heavens open. Copenhagen , Denmark

Totoro, the Owl, with his mushroom 

Feeding the 'birds' in Ecuador

A water spout in Genoa , Italy 

So much emotion in just one photo!

Life is good

A cycling team from Rwanda sees snow for the first time, they were in first place until they stopped, now everyone passed them up!

The photographer fell off a chair when he was taking the shot and ended up with this masterpiece of a wedding photo.

Swans swim through the street after floods, UK

A walrus becomes embarrassed when it's given a cake made of fish for its birthday, Norway

I really want to know what they're looking at...

A typical rainy day in Chicago, USA

Police dogs in line for lunch

In the African wilderness

Marilyn hasn't aged well...