Month: March 2018

Forbes Quotes Keep it Real and Honest

Write Simply or Like You Walked Out of a Thesaurus?!

“I tell my students that when you write, you should pretend you’re writing the best letter you ever wrote to the smartest friend you have. That way, you’ll never dumb things down. You won’t have to explain things that don’t need explaining. You’ll assume…

Book Recommendation: Middlesex

“At the age of forty-one, l feel another birth coming on.” -Calliope Stephanides- Publisher: Picador Publication: June 5, 2007 (1st edition in 2002) Page Number: 544 pages Jeffrey Eugenides wrote Middlesex after The Virgin Suicides, which the latter was adapted into a movie in…

Book Recommendation: Freakonomics

“Information is a beacon, a cudgel, an olive branch, a deterrent–all depending on who wields it and how.” -Steven D. Levitt- “If you ask enough questions, strange as they seem at the time, you may eventually learn something worthwhile.” -Stephen Dubner- Publisher: William Morrow…

Trifecta #12

IMAGE OF THE WEEK WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Various Pictures Relative to My Current Thoughts and Moods

Some claim pictures say a thousands words, and so here are pictures that probably say a thousand words or more. 

My Juice Detox Thoughts Now That The Seven Days Are Done

I’m going to be again brutally honest.   I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect on this seven day juice detox.  I know there are no easy fixes to losing weight.  I also know being healthy is more important than anything else.  A person can…

Hills After the Fire Near Sepulveda Boulevard

The fire is gone near the Getty, but the hills continue to grow to be what they once were before the flames.  Grass seed was laid down and some of it has definitely taken root.  It’s hard to take photos of it when driving…

March 2018: African Sculpture

African Sculpture I’m carrying the tradition of focusing on a certain country or continent instead of a particular artist. I’ve made a few clay masks in my life during various art classes. They are fun to make.  African sculpture was first made from wood…

Eight Quotes

Quotes About Life from My Journal  

Movie Review: Coco

Movie Review: Coco (2017) Quote from Coco by Ernesto de la Cruz: “And Héctor was my best friend. Success doesn’t come for free, Miguel. You have to be willing to, do whatever it takes to… seize your moment. I know you understand.” There is…

Movie Review: Get Out (2017)

Movie Review: Get Out (2017) Quote from Get Out by Dean Armitage: “Life can be a sick joke.” Reality is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow Get Out reminds me somewhat of Juno from a screenwriting perspective.  Anyone remember Diablo Cody, the screenwriter who…

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