Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Unbored

Friend Joshua Glenn has co-authored a great-looking book for parents and families of turned-on kids:

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun: Elizabeth Foy Larsen,Joshua Glenn,Tony Leone,Heather Kasunick,Mister Reusch,Mark Frauenfelder: 9781608196418: Amazon.com: Books
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Q

I’ve been been wracking my brain trying to figure who played Jane the Junkie’s dad on Breaking Bad. Looked so familiar but couldn’t put a finger on the actor. Turns out it was Q all along (TNG):

John de Lancie
John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John’s father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Sympho…

Thistle Fluff

Two hours of ukulele and another fantastic hike with family on the Havey Canyon Trail, El Cerrito Hills. Caught this amazing cluster of thistles trapping all of their own fluff, which had blown off in recent winds. The fluff glows when afternoon sun filters through it.

Two houses of ukulele and a great hike. Thistle fluff on a lovely Sunday. 
Two houses of ukulele and a great hike. Thistle fluff on a lovely Sunday.

No Time!

Spotted at the local Japanese dry good store – NOTIME chewing gum. According to the friendly clerk, this is for times when you don’t have time to brush your teeth. To me, it reads like “Everything you do is a whirlwind frenzy!”

No time! 
No time!
 

Odyssey, Angel Island

Spent an incredible day Sunday traipsing around Angel Island with family and friends, immersed in the We Players’ interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey. Not so much a retelling of the whole story (which would be impossible) as an impressionistic series of vignettes, acted out in the many strange and wonderful old buildings scattered around the island. The audience hikes between settings (five miles total), with the players acting out bits and pieces of the opus in and amongst the audience – performing soliloquies, celebrations, music and poetry culled from the amazing 1200-year-old story of a hero’s voyage.

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Surrealist collage collection

Thanks for putting this together +Eugenia Loli . Maybe there is some joy on Pinterest after all?

For a decade, I produced annual calendars of collage art — first analog, with good old razors and glue stick, and later digital. Browsing Eugenia’s collection makes me want to return to the form… but in what free time?

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Collage Art
My favorite collage art to draw inspiration from. Description is all about why I find them interesting.