17 July 2018

Henry Walker (1938-2018)

when I moved from Kent to Santa Fe Henry gave me this lovely watercolor of Union Station in LA. I'm looking at it on my walls at this moment.

09 July 2018

not the best morning

usually I sleep well. hit the pillow & am out til morning. but last nite I had weird dreams (including Doris Day in a pink bikini) & woke several times.

once out of bed I learnd that Tab Hunter died but the "president" didn't.

then outside the air was so bad I cdn't see the mountains. I presume this rarity was because of yesterday's nearby fire. altho the air smelld more of Salton Sea than ash.

finally at the gym the steam room was closed.  so I decided to come home to shower.

almost afraid to turn on the news now.......

08 July 2018


I bought this painting from Mary Ann Begland exactly a half century ago & have loved it all these years

28 June 2018

a bright spot

in such a dark week.....

last month I was hired by Cord Media for a 2-day shoot for their coming ad campaign for Spotlight 29 Casino in Indio. they wantd a "mature" gentleman who was willing to streak. wonderful photographer Eric Schwabel -- who was doing the print part of the campaign -- immediately thot of me. wonder why? anyway I've long wantd to pose for Eric. I had visions of my portrait in one of his beautiful books or on the wall of a swank gallery. so I ended up on a billboard. I'm thrilld. 

didn't learn the exact location til today. it's on Rt 10 heading east just past the Jefferson St exit. so Tony Mataras & I went out. he took photos & video. for that delightful time I put all the bad news aside.

27 June 2018

there goes

the Supreme Court for the rest of my life

if you voted for the turd I never want to see you again

26 June 2018

David Prittie (1954-2018)

"mad abt the boy." the song from a production he was in that I saw & saw again because he was in it.

yes. mid '70s. David was a young beauty at Kent & I cdn't get enuf of him.

eventually we workd together.  in 1976 I wrote a piece for choreographer Connie May. it was called "Crossing." on stage were 2 dancers (Connie & Genie Schoettler) & 2 readers (David & I). I still remember standing next to him in the wings waiting to go on & his sweet greeting. so close it was as if we were abt to kiss. but we had to find our places on stage.

the next year he appeard in the Kent Acting & Touring Company production of my adaptation of "A Christmas Carol."

& then he went off to Yale. & finally to NYC. there he continued to work in theater but more & more off stage. he became well known as a graphic designer.

I have no photos with David. Lainard Bush videotaped a performance of "Crossing" but as so often happens it's gone missing.

it's been many years since I last saw David but he has his own small spot in my heart.