Tour Guide: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 7 February 2018

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge asks us to show “what we love” about where we live. Self lives in Redwood City, California but is spending the next few months in Mendocino, as the 2018 Writer in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center.

Her unit faces a forge/woodsmithing shop, and a local high school. At the end of the day, she can walk to the street and always manage to catch a spectacular sunset.

Today, the sunset was so alluring that self got into her car and chased it down as far as the Mendocino Headlands. She kept her car headlights on while taking this shot.


Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Must Start With R and Have At Least 6 Letters

RAISED by Wolves

Jim Goldberg photo essay on child runaways in Seattle, at San Francisco MOMA, 1995:



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Three Takes on ASCEND, The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 13 December 2017


Detail of a Robert Longo Photo in the Brooklyn Museum of Art


Comic Book Art by San Francisco-Based Filipino American Collective: Don Ellis Aguillo, Rafael Salazar


Dearest Mum as a Young Woman, Early 1950s

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Rounded: Today at the Brooklyn Museum

It was self’s first time in the Brooklyn Museum.

The first floor had objects selected for an exhibit on the color BLUE. Which was such an interesting concept, self doesn’t think she’s ever seen color so directly addressed by any museum, anywhere (and she’s been to A LOT of museums). The objects ranged from medieval depictions of the Blessed Virgin to work by contemporary artists. That’s where she discovered the two Korean artists mentioned below.


Detail, Robert Longo’s Bullet Hole, at the Brooklyn Museum

The fifth floor was where she found the Robert Longo photograph above, Bullet Hole.


Korean Artist Ran Hwang’s East Wind (2012) at the Brooklyn Museum


Korean Artist Lee Ufan’s Untitled (1973) at the Brooklyn Museum

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


Cee Neuner: Flower of the Day, 12 October 2017

For Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day photo prompt:

A shot of the Orinda Hills, last month, as self was leaving Bruns Amphitheatre after watching Measure for Measure:


Flowers in the photograph are teensy. She thinks those are penstemons.

Pray the California wildfires cease.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Layered: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 20 September 2017

This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

— Ben Huberman, The Daily Post

Self’s home is in Redwood City, California. She’s been exploring its nooks and crannies this summer.

She got this nifty display stand about 20 years ago, and every time she needs some validation, she looks at the stand, where most (if not all) of the journals that have published her work over the years are displayed.

On the lowest shelf are two programmes from the New Hampshire Symphony. The opera she collaborated on with Drew Hemenger got its world premiere in New Hampshire, March 2015:


And here’s the interior of a peanut butter & chocolate do-nut from an iconic doughnut shop in Westwood, which she visited in July:


Finally, a keepsake box filled with samples of son’s childhood artwork:


Layers of memory, layers of goodness.

Other examples of LAYERED from around WordPress:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge — Letter D

Love doing Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges!

The Theme for this week is the Letter D.

D is for DECK:


8th Floor, Whitney Museum of American Art, Gansevoort Street, New York City: The view from the rooftop café is simply fabulous.

D is for DOTS:


Alexander Calder at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 8th Floor

D is for (Remember the) DATE:


Billboard, New York City, Early September 2017

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


Other Textures

Been reading Gendrya all day in preparation for tonight’s Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4. Which self knows already from all the leaks has NO. GENDRY. Nevertheless. It is reportedly spectacular. There is a scene in which . . . but, no. THERE SHALL BE NO FURTHER SPOILERS.

She’s posted twice on this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge TEXTURES. Now it’s time to appreciate these beauties from other WordPress bloggers!

Kudos to the bloggers!

Stay tuned.




#amreading: Exhibition Catalogue, Jim Goldberg’s “Raised by Wolves” (SFMOMA 1995)


“I want to get married and have at least four kids with ten dogs and live in a mansion with a jungle greenhouse with a pet jaguar.” — Runaway

“It is very difficult for a runaway kid to return after he or she has been on the street for more than a few weeks.” — Police Officer

“Adam and Troy have AIDS. Scooter is dead. Katy gave up her kid and is hanging out in bars in Polk Street selling pot.” — Runaway

“You know, they would rather live in filth and hunger with a group that will accept them than they would with a family that will meet all their physical needs, yet inflict on them emotional pain and torment.” — Preacher

“We won’t lose our jobs, this is a growth industry, good as the utility company.” — Counselor


Happy Fourth of July.

Stay tuned.


#amreading: Sunday, 2 July 2017



Exhibition Catalogue, SFMOMA: Jim Goldberg’s “Raised By Wolves,” Photographs of Seattle’s Street Children (1995)


A Parent of a Runaway, Quoted in the “Raised by Wolves” Exhibition Catalogue

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