Self Portrait

September 28, 2021
Edgar Degas

Lassen Volcanic National Park

September 27, 2021
Don Chester Powell

Happier Than Ever

September 26, 2021
Billie Eilish
From HappierThanEver: A Love Letter To Los Angeles – A Billie Eilish Concert Experience

This Strange Effect

September 25, 2021
Ray Davies
Performed by Unloved

Evening At Shiogama

September 24, 2021

The New Yorker

September 23, 2021


September 22, 2021
Jimmy Webb
Performed by Linda Ronstadt and Brian Wilson
From the album Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind

Summer's End

September 21, 2021
Summer's end is around the bend just flying
The swimming suits are on the line just drying
I'll meet you there per our conversation
I hope I didn't ruin your whole vacation

Well you never know how far from home you're feeling
Until you watch the shadows cross the ceiling
Well I don't know but I can see it snowing
In your car the windows are wide open
John Prine and Pat McLaughlin
Performed by John Prine
From the album Tree of Forgiveness


September 20, 2021
Mood Ring
From the album Solar Power

You Don't Get To Go

September 19, 2021

The Black Brook

September 18, 2021
John Singer Sargent
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  

Paolo And Francesca Da Rimini

September 17, 2021
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  


September 16, 2021


September 13, 2021
I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people wouldn't stay
Other people don't obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away
FINNEAS and Billie Eilish
Performed by Billie Eilish
From the album Happier Than Ever


September 12, 2021
Please picture me
In the weeds
Before I learned civility
I used to scream ferociously
Any time I wanted
Taylor Swift
From the album Folklore

Whisper Of The Heart

September 11, 2021
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondō

Vanity Fair France

September 9, 2021

On Children

September 8, 2021
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
Hans Olaf Heyerdahl - The Strawberry Girl , 1887

St John Leading Home His Adopted Mother

September 7, 2021

How Will I Know

September 6, 2021
George Robert Merrill, Narada Michael Walden, Shannon Rubicam
Performed by Whitney Houston
From the 1985 album Whitney Houston