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Coffee is Good For You (redux)

July 12, 2017

It’s all over the news. According to several studies, drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of death. That’s what they used to say about marriage. As someone who prefers tea for a morning hot beverage (and is single!) does that mean I’m in trouble? And are you excited about this?

Coffee by Wichoria

Everybody in the Pool

July 11, 2017


Photo by Maria Svarbova

Everything Old is New Again

July 10, 2017

Vinyl is making a comeback with their best sales in 25 years.  When was the last time you bought a vinyl record?

Painting by Kyle Surges

Cool Down

July 7, 2017

Right now in L.A, it’s 90 degrees, and I feel like I’m melting. As a kid in NYC, the best part of a hot summer’s day was the tinkly bell announcing the arrival of the Good Humor Ice Cream truck. All the children on the block flocked into the middle of the street and lined up waiting for our treat. My favorite was a vanilla pop topped with red and white sprinkles, reminiscent of this photo by Simone Rosenbauer

Pretend Summer Vacation

July 6, 2017

Yesterday, I whined about all the exotic vacation photos dominating my Facebook feed. So today, I’ve decided to post this lush painting by Ieva Baklane. And right this minute, I’m visualizing myself lounging in one of those cool, mid-century looking seats by the pool, sipping a frosty Marguerita. What, if any, are your summer vacation plans?

Everyone’s Posting Vacation Photos on Facebook

July 5, 2017

And it’s making me sad.

From Detour a film by Michel Gondry shot on an iPhone

Red, White and Blue

July 3, 2017

Red, White and Blue, 1961, by Ellsworth Kelly

Revving Up for the 4th

June 30, 2017

I’m experiencing a bit of  long holiday weekend anxiety. What are your plans?

Exploding echinopsis by Greg Krehel

Words to Live By

June 29, 2017

From Poems Porn


What Are You Reading? Summer Edition

June 28, 2017

Too much Twitter (help, I need an intervention). And my erudite book group turned me on to a writer’s writer, Denis Johnson. How about you?

Illustration by Ellen Frances Sanders