~happy birthday, gudrun~

October 15th, 2011


We never got a chance to meet, but I know your lovely spirit through my honig.       Amalfi coast, 1973

~¡la luna!~

October 1st, 2011


El farol de los enamorados! Took a break from the book to make Mexican chocolate cupcakes for my chosen brother, who finally joined the 40-club. (Lotería cards designed in 1887 by Don Clemente aka Clemente Jacques aka Pasatiempos Gallo, S.A. de C.V. A lovely alternate deck of his can be found here.)

~anchor point~

September 28th, 2011


Paid a visit to Diana of Sutro Heights Park on the new moon. Drawing back the arrow…




Sutro’s Dolce Far Niente (sweet to do nothing) balcony in the 1920s. Below the view now, and Diana from Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête. “And then the moon, like to a silver bow new bent in Heaven.”



~that’s gaspare’s~

September 13th, 2011

gaspares copy

Dean Martin jukebox, Sicilian thin crust and love. That’s Gaspare’s.

~walking your dog-self~

September 12th, 2011


Some days it’s the proper thing to do. Some days it’s the only thing to do!

~wunderkammer of miz p~

September 7th, 2011

The extraordinary collection of Pamela Kibbee with one of our favorite songbirds, Yma Sumac (Voice of the Xtabay). We made the mustachioed portrait of Pam in the mid-nineties. Can also play this here.

~triple ginger pear chutney~

September 5th, 2011


  • 18 cups peeled, cored and diced pears (about 20-25 medium), half ripe, half not so ripe is ideal
  • 3 cups tart apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 3 large)
  • 3 cups chopped onion (about 3 large)
  • 3 cups chopped candied ginger
  • 3 3/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups golden brown sugar (or less)
  • 6 whole garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more)
  • 1  teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground dried ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Bring all but pears to boil and simmer 30 minutes. Add pears, bring to boil and then simmer another 30 minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Remove garlic and can via water bath. Makes a dozen 8 oz jars plus some for immediate snacking, on baguette with goat cheese, for example. Delish!


~spirit pinions~

August 27th, 2011


Sacred spot: Grandpa Boone’s pigeon pens. A few pictures made as daylight faded, skirt and wings fluttering.



~you are here~

August 25th, 2011

youarehereIf you are here, you know what I mean.

~ mothership connection ~

August 20th, 2011


Put a glide in your stride, a dip in your hip and come on up to The Mothership. Miz P’s memorial and interplanetary love-roller-coaster☆freaky and habit-forming☆chocolate star☆gettin’ down in 3-D☆light year groovin☆500,000 kilowatts of P.Funk-power☆very yes☆starchild☆mothership connection. 




reachSwing low, time to move on, light years in time, free your mind, come fly, it’s hip, on the Mothership! Once upon a time called Now! Swing down, sweet chariot, stop and let me ride…


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