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“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Mt. Hood from the window of my Portland to Albuquerque Southwest flight.

Mt. Hood from the window of my Portland to Albuquerque Southwest flight.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sunday morning at the Yards, an abandoned train depot converted into a growers market.

Sitting in Fosters Bar in Chama New Mexico watching Netherlands take on Argentina, a much better match up than yesterday’s Brazilian waxing.  Rooting for both teams, but would be nice to have South America represent.

Sitting in Fosters Bar in Chama New Mexico watching Netherlands take on Argentina, a much better match up than yesterday’s Brazilian waxing. Rooting for both teams, but would be nice to have South America represent.

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.


Word.

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

Word.

(via secondcircle)

Sitting here in a a very empty bar in Pagosa, Colorado watching the Germany Brazil semi final. Germany just scored goal number 5 in the first thirty minutes! Guess the guy and the white tee is for Brazil?

Sitting here in a a very empty bar in Pagosa, Colorado watching the Germany Brazil semi final. Germany just scored goal number 5 in the first thirty minutes! Guess the guy and the white tee is for Brazil?

Tom Jones in Hamsterdam. This one is for Nolan who does a great TJ cover!

My daughter Sol’s opening at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland yesterday. Each year, Blackfish invites colleges in Oregon to submit a work from one of their BFA or MFA students. Sol was chosen to represent her school, PNCA! Attending the opening with us were friends, Wayne and Yoshiko from Cairo and Mr. Sanchez from Albuquerque. Sol and her BF Kyle also installed a show at Valentines next to Voodoo.

I have to admit, I’ve been totally caught up in World Cup this year. I like Costa Rica and the Netherlands who play next in the quarter finals. I missed the USA drama, but judging from the press here, you would think we won the whole damn thing. Only in America, can we work guns into a football metaphor as is illustrated by the above cartoon in todays’s online New Yorker. Ugh!

I have to admit, I’ve been totally caught up in World Cup this year. I like Costa Rica and the Netherlands who play next in the quarter finals. I missed the USA drama, but judging from the press here, you would think we won the whole damn thing. Only in America, can we work guns into a football metaphor as is illustrated by the above cartoon in todays’s online New Yorker. Ugh!

Just off the John Day in eastern Oregon. My friends and I spent five days rowing a 47 mile stretch of this beautiful high desert river. No trout, but plenty of feisty little small mouth bass. We probably released 50 -75 fish each day. I took most of my fish with brightly painted cork poppers-great surface action! We had starry new moon nights, amorous croaking bullfrogs, fantastic camp food and heaps of bocce. This year marked our 15th annual fishing trip together.

Boy’s club hand sanitizer.

Boy’s club hand sanitizer.

Grocery shopping in Merika!!!

Foggy Oregon morning. Boats, oars and rowing frames are loaded. Just need to to get the beer and groceries before we hit the river. This year marks our 15th annual boys club fishing trip.

Our Japanese-style room at the Schiphol airport. The shower was cool and had color mood lighting that continuously changed, but unfortunately, I could not poo in a frosted glass toilet tube. I’m shy that way.