July, 2022: 51 posts.
The parking lot at La Jolla Shores filled by 745am. Kelly and I got the last spot I think. Folks galore making their encampments in one of San Diego’s finest parks. In the water everyone was doing everything you can do to enjoy the water. And I mean everything. Surfers surfing on shortboards and fish; foam and fiberglass. Stand-up paddleboarders. Bodyboarders ages 5 to 65 were enjoying the waves. Scuba divers in heavy gear made their way in and out from their dives. Kayakers making their circuit to the caves to the south. Long distance swimmers in bright caps and with trailing safety floats doing even longer distance from along the Shores to the Cove. Waders playing in waves; kids and parents assembling sand castles. And me with my handplane and fins and Kelly on a boogie board. I did not lose sight of how extraordinary it is that I can come play in this wilderness. And it is the wilderness: a few weeks ago a young man was lost helping friends out of a rip current in Mission Beach. The fun must be tempered by vigilance and the water demands respect. A beautiful and sublime morning. #lajolla #stoke #sandiego
Any day or sequence of days is a good time to remember to pace yourself. Independence Day may be the best day of the year to rediscover Frederick Douglass. He knew as many of us do how the United States’ promises exceed our deeds by a country mile. And as they might have said in 1861 or so—“PRESERVE THE UNION / CRUSH THE INSURRECTIONISTS”
I have been a fan of Voltes V for 50 years.
And this here is exactly why I have rules for my collecting of toy robots.
This violates 2 of my rules. The first rule it violates is that none of my robots may cost more than US$100. So far I’ve done well with this. If there’s shipping or taxes that put a robot over that threshold it can pass. And I have a few very special robots which hit this limit. At over a thousand dollars, this violates that limit by an order of magnitude.
The other limit this absolutely gorgeous toy violates is that it is taller than 12 inches tall. I am in a small apartment and space is finite. And there are a lot of very nice toy robots which would overstuff my small apartment.
But it is BEAUTIFUL. I MEAN: LOOK AT IT: Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V Limited Edition Statue
I’ve been playing Clash of Clans for 8 years. Since 2014. I think I’ve upgraded and maximized everything that can be upgraded and maximized.
It’s a diversion that turns off my brain. It’s not bad for that. It’s not good, exactly.
Here’s what my base looks like.
Will I stop? I honestly don’t know.
My first sewing project. Successfully affixed this patch to a tote bag. Practice for some other sewing I want to do for cosplay. I immediately wept because I can’t share this information with my late grandma Jean Crawford. She was the first person who I ever saw sew. I remember going with her to fabric stores when I was 5. I remember driving her to them as a teenager.
Raquelle Jac has put together a great independent art show which opens tomorrow (Saturday July 16, 2022) night downtown in San Diego!
what is it?
a Paris Salon-style showcase, featuring a diverse range of local, national, and international artists, hosted by Texan comix artist Raquelle Jac in San Diego’s Gaslamp District special thanks to Burn All Books (@burn_all_books) for help getting the word out, to Project Paint (@project_paint) for working on behalf of a selection of our featured artists who are currently incarcerated, and to CLEAN Cause Yerba Mate (@cleancause) for generously providing refreshments for our event!
- Zian Blue ~ @zian.blue
- Zia Sinclair ~ @digital.zia
- Victoria Martínez ~ @from_victoriaa
- SU:CHI:LT ~ @su.chi.lt
- Steven Ross Westcott ~ @project_paint
- Steven C. Fenner ~ @project_paint
- Romashka does something ~ @romashkadoessomething
- Rikel Taro ~ @rikeltaro
- Rebecca Elliott ~ @quebugart
- Odin Scott Coleman ~ @odinscottcoleman
- Neville ~ @nehvul
- Misa Cruz ~ @thesethingsfirst
- Mira Schlosberg ~ @homotaschen
- Mayce Keeler ~ @supermundanebodies
- Liv Garber ~ @giantpenpal
- Katja Zimmer ~ @durian_electra
- Jose Plascencia ~ @project_paint
- Joel Blanco ~ @joeldeblanco
- Joe Crawford ~ @ARTLUNG
- Jerry Scott Lopez ~ @jerrydrewthis
- Jenni Mac ~ @gotohell_jm
- Javier Melendez ~ @project_paint
- Jane Johnson ~ @jane_yohnson
- Inkthay CMR ~ @inkthay
- Hate Paste ~ @hatepasted
- Harry Nordlinger ~ @HarryNordlinger
- Gwen Randal ~ @project_paint
- Giulia Serbia ~ @art.by.giulia
- George Paniagua ~ @project_paint
- Francesca Blue ~ @francescablue
- ehdelaveli ~ @ehdelaveli
- Doctor Gurlfriend ~ @doctorgurlfriend
- Dan Greene ~ @artofdangreene
- Beck Alfaro ~ @tiaragirlsally123
- Bambino ~ @978.bambino @978shannon
- Antonio DePietro ~ @mywingman
- Anthony Hurd ~ @twoheadedfairy
- Anonymous ~ @project_paint
- andrés hernández ~ @andrs.herndz
- Allycat ~ @_bloody_wallfl0wer
- Aaron DeMuth ~ @aaron.demuth