Sunday, June 28, 2015

G R A N D   C A N Y O N   

 Flying back from Portland

Friday, June 26, 2015


Dreamt I was the lead singer in a rock -n- roll band, made to dress in a really bad pirate costume, including big purple foam hat complete w/giant yellow feather.* 

- But that wasn't the bad part -

The bad part was our drummer was a gorilla, literally -and- they'd asked him to put on a gorilla costume, which, as you can imagine, he wasn't too happy about.

Then the guitarist came out in a gorilla costume.

And things got ugly.

*Pimp,  pirate, whatev…

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cabin in the Woods


Dreamt last night I was an international executive for hire - a masterless ronin - brought in on a high level project by a ruthless business mogul (as played by Donald Sutherland).

I'd worked for him before, or knew him somehow - so when I looked up during my tour of the grounds to find a pair of crazy-steely eyes peering down at me from where he stood on the veranda above - I paused but met his gaze.

"What is it you want me to do?" I asked.

 "I want you to... CATCH THIS!" he roared, and started hurling tennis balls at different, impossible-to-intercept angles, 40 to 60 feet from where I stood.

I ran and dove towards the first, nearly catching it, but then came further and further away from each subsequent throw until finally, when the third or forth ball caromed off a swing set I dropped to my knees.

And started to laugh.

Giggles became titters, then quickly evolved into deep, rolling belly laughs, amassing like clouds in a storm.

I laughed and I laughed - not from a sense of futility, but from a sense of joy - deep joy - until tears came to my eyes.

There was no way I could do what he asked and we both knew it.

I looked up again and met his gaze -  that of a predator, falcon-like and probing for weakness - and saw we were done.

He wasn't happy about it.

I'd beaten him, after all - with joy and laughter… and by refusing to play his game.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Treesort Romance

 bride meets groom

- The 'Roo…*

*"I am not an animal!"
-Hunchback of Notre Dame

Post Nuptials

Muir's Point 

{garbled whine of  
speaker squealing}

"Ladies & Gentlemen, children of all ages



{drumroll. scuffling feet...}
-the artist formerly known as: 
. . . . LB!*

_mR.s AdMan beLarrr!"

*…brother, she ain't heavy

No photographers were harmed in the making of this announcement.

(i made this)

Surgeon's House

 Nuptial's Eve S'mores


 Surgeon's House


Headed out West

'Cause I wanna be a cowboy, baby...

1. San Fran
2. Portland
3. Jerome
4. Paso Robles
5. Cave Junction (ensconced in the Treesort w/the Missus)