19 April 2010


I shaved my head yesterday, feeling the pull if summertime and the need for change.

It feels weird though, and is surely to take some getting used to.

15 April 2010

Shallots in the Garden


I have just engaged in one of my guiltiest of pleasures -- two sausage burritos from a certain fast food chain that sports bright yellow arches on its very recognizable sign.

I feel guilty, but man, that was delicious, and filled the gaping, empty, cavernous hole that had been forming in my stomach since the moment I twice opened the fridge this morning and thrice foraged in the cupboards, finally concluding that, no, we didn't have any appetizing breakfast food to enjoy today.

It makes me think of my road trip some years ago, with a wonderful friend named Jason Weinstein (see this road trip on this blog at here.). I'm not thinking of the road trip because we ever ate at the above-named restaurant, but specifically because we never did. One of our cardinal road trip rules, in fact, along with "no shoulder dancing at night or in traffic" and "one must always listen to Young MC's "Busta Move" upon crossing any state line" was "no fast food except Taco Bell". We only ate at Taco Bell once, as it was, and I think our rule was a fine example of legislated self-restraint. I also think that, had the rule not have existed, I may have eaten many, many breakfast burritos during our long voyage back and forth across this great country.

14 April 2010

Garden (beginning)

The beginnings of one of the five gardens we've got going at the moment.

We've got:

1. Small garden on side of house with flowers and perennial herbs (lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, etc.)

2. Front flower garden

3. Large side vegetable garden (pictured below)

4. Backyard garden -- peas, carrots, broccoli raab, (beans on the way)...All the stuff that the bastard groundhog won't let us grow on the side of the house. The plan is that Lupe the Dog will fend off any backyard advances, since she hangs back there (and can't hang on the side of the house). Fingers crossed.

5. Backyard garden -- flowers, some nice flowering bushes, some broccoli, and much more to come.

Stay tuned for shots as the garden grows!

Work on Display

I've got some work on display this month at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts (the studio at which I do all of my ceramic work). Here are some examples of what's going on there. If you're interested in visiting the display, Odyssey is right next door to Jonas Gerard's studio (which is right next door to the Clingman Cafe, which is right next door to nothing) in the River Arts District, in Asheville.

The Supermarket

There is nothing quite like an American supermarket to amaze and delight the senses.

Did you know, for instance, about this new diet? Can you imagine the possibilites and the health benefits?

And could there be any name more incredible for a mild chili?

07 April 2010

Profound Lost Thoughts

This morning, on my way to yoga, a thought occurred to me that was profound, interesting, and amusing, but I forget what it was. Whatever it was, my immediate thought, for the first time in a while, was that I should share my thought in this forum. "Yes!", I thought, "This shall be the thought that rejuvenates my blog, and it shall blow fresh life into my writing."

Alas, it is not to be. I take it as a sign, however, that I do still have things to share with you, my surely few, dwindling, oh so few remaining readers. Not that there were all that many to begin with.

For now, I shall share a few things with you:

1. For those who have never checked out my brother PJ's blog, check it out please. You won't regret it. It is the home of many profound things, and will surely make up for the one lost thought from this morning. He is at the end of an entire year of traveling, playing music, meeting people, driving coast to coast to coast, flying across the world, and generally just living large and in charge. His blog can be found at www.yearofathousandroommates.com.

2. MY CD, with my band Sirius.B, is now available online. If you like good music, or even if you don't, but you'd like to support music in general, and perhaps be cheered by fun, raucous, and lively music, I suggest you buy it. It only costs $6 online (plus two bucks for shipping I believe). I suggest you go do it now. Waste not another minute!
You can find it at www.siriusbmusic.com/music.php.

That's all for now, but I plan to return shortly. Stay tuned.