Friday, January 31, 2020

A Reflexology Session To End The Week



A reflexology session might seem extravagant, but it is the cheapest trip to a tropical island in the South Pacific that I know of.

Relaxation stoke!


Monday, January 27, 2020

Parental Must-have: Glue Gun



One piece of gear for parents I would never hesitate to plug is the hot glue gun.

When the kids were small, we used it to make models of houses of worship/discos, bridges, and the like.

Recently one former child used it to bedazzle a garment purchased in a thrift store.

One can also use it for a variety of household repairs that may or may not be related to children.

Not particularly expensive, a really useful tool.



Sunday, January 26, 2020

Kid Sings Chinese Communist Song Through Closed Door




The kid learned to sing a song in Chinese praising communism and Mao Zedong thought. He randomly stood outside my door to serenade me.

Life is good! Stoke!




Saturday, January 25, 2020

My Son the Anti-Zionist


This is the graphic from my Medium.com piece. The op-ed was the result of several lively dinnertime conversations – enjoy!





Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Friend Shares Photos From 1992

The painting was by my then-roommate and friend Hsieh Chun-yen. 
These photos are a surprise glimpse at my life in Taiwan in 1992. A surprise because usually I was the one taking the pictures and these snaps are not mine -- shared with me only recently. A good memory of a moment when my life was open to random possibilities.
















Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Signature Graphic That Was Rejected


Looking through some old photos I came upon this from 2012. I was trying to create a signature graphic and thought that Menachem Begin, dental floss, Shifu from Kung Fu Panda, and a toy car were good -- I obviously came to my senses.

Stoke!




Friday, January 17, 2020

Need to Up the Game With Preparedness






These are snaps from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management's presentation.




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Audit of Food-storage Containers

Reorganization comes to this drawer.










The audit resulted in some containers deemed unnecessary. These containers were generally very small and purchased for the kids' lunches when they were young.  




Saturday, January 11, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Invented Italian Word: Grotissimo

Worst pizza in tri-state area purchased in Newark airport in United terminal. This qualifies as grotissimo.
The pseudo-Italian word I made up is grotissimo -- meaning extremely grotty.

What does grotty mean? I give you the Slang Dictionary definition:

Extremely distasteful, low, twisted, monstrous. from the word 'grotesque'. used by George Harrison in the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night."

Feel free to use at your own discretion.

You're welcome!


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Doing Stuff In NYC


Can't explain our weird fascination with wax likenesses of famous people.

Here's the NYC video:




Saturday, January 4, 2020

Bad Parenting Continued In NYC



I will regret this later I'm sure. I was thinking at the time I needed to show the kid how articulate, nuanced resistance will win the day. This is a suitable response to a president who takes the rule of law so lightly.



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

What I Do In NYC


Jewish Museum:
  • ·    Rachel Feinstein Maiden, Mother, Crone
  • ·         Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art


The Whitney

The Guggenheim
  • ·         Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection


Madame Tussaud’s

9/11 Museum and Memorial

MOMA

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Images From The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum



This is a tapestry of an aerial view of a landscape. It is made from discarded material from a carpet factory.




Bionic insect.