Monday Memorabilia/Collections: Elvis mirror

This was my aunt Mary’s. She was a huge Elvis fan and also did a lot of thrift-shopping, flea-marketing, and antiques-auction hunting, and apparently had a ton of Elvis memorabilia at her place in Montreal, but this was the one bit I got, brought back to Vancouver when my...

Poem: Invitation

the message arriving too late for me to care anymore what’s the point? one paper as good as any other thrown in the recycling bin my credentials are my words broadcast –forgotten or not— notes —heard or not— and does anyone go on forums and ask for theirs? I’ve...

The Vampire’s Ball – January 15, 2022

Track listing: 16volt – “I Make It Rain” – Demography – 2000 Joe Henderson – “Beatrice” – The State of the Tenor vol. 1 – 1985 The Human League – “You Remind Me of Gold” – Fascination! – 1983 Mangadrive – “A Starlet Dies (whitewine)” – Mangadrive presents: SP3...

Weekly Reading List: January 11, 2022

What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson The Marriage Book: Centuries of Advice, Inspiration, and Cautionary Tales from Adam and Eve...

Poem: Shade

burned or buried —unknown, but either way— too soon you left so short your life’s set Are you laughing with Phil tonight? Old studio stories Old foes forgotten —perhaps forgiven?— and have you forgiven me for walking away while still needed for support I couldn’t give and maybe I’ll...

The Vampire’s Ball – January 8, 2022

Track listing: Jane’s Addiction – “Idiots Rule” – Nothing’s Shocking – 1988 TRS-80 – “Special Effect (Black Light Mix)” – Demixes – 2006 Nick Curren & the Nite-Lifes – “Crazy Mixed Up World” – Player – 2004 Tom Waits – “Way Down in the Hole” – Frank’s Wild Years...

A very cold beach, rowing machine, and a WTF Facebook ad

Slow week, with no a whole lot to report. The big event of the week was two days of testing appointments I was supposed to drive my father to in the next town over (Victoria), with a huge snow dump forecast for the occasion. The first day turned out...

Friday Arts & Crafts Day Update: January 7, 2022

Well, I skipped last week, but I did finish 2018 Santa by Prairie Schooler: All called-for threads, stitched 1 over 1 on 22-count aida I dyed myself. I also got back to working on “New England Winter Sampler” by Little House Needleworks: And did a bit on the border...