Joan Jett is still cooler than you are.

She Doesn't  Give a Damn 'bout her Bad Reputation   ...more

untidy recepies

Carbonara ala papa ArmandoBacon Slices (4-8) 1 tablespoon of butter 1/2 cup cream 1/2 (or more) cup of Parmesan/Romano cheese 4 large egg yolks 1 box of farfalla (bow-tie) pasta (mostly for carbonara they use spaghetti or fettuccine but in honor of my dad who always wore his bow-tie and beside that I like to use farfalla because they hold their firmness while allowing the carbonara sauce to ooze between the twisted parts.) Salt, pepper, hot pepper flakes, finely chopped garlic, and Parsley. Ready Set Cook: cook bacon until crispy in butter. Reserve drippings. ...more

Art bloggers in a New York state of mind

As I type this, late on a Wednesday evening, I'm safely ensconced in a little studio apartment in the East Village of New York City.  My daughter is asleep on an unfolded futon, my husband is surfing the web next to me.  We've just spent the day with friends in various park playgrounds, capping it off with a delicious meal in a local New York restaurant, and a delicious chai tea in a tiny little coffee house on a quiet little residential street. I could get use to living in the Big Apple, I think. ...more

Ethnographers That Record A Changing World

Shi Pei Pu died July 2, 2009. If you boil the story down to the essentials this is a story about a man who pretended to be a woman who fooled another man into loving him. He was the real life person that inspired the play and the movie "M Butterfly." Ethnographically speaking, it is a journey into many lands where I am an outsider trying to understand. ...more

I finished the memoir, Crabcakes, by Jame Alan McPherson.  He has several chapters ...more

Michael Jackson Memorial: The Words Of A Daughter

"Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine.  And I just wanted to say I love him...so much."  Those were the tearful words of Michael Jackson's 11 year old daughter, Paris at her father's memorial service today. When I first saw Paris Jackson about to take the microphone at the very end of the two hour service, my head said, "No, no, don't put that little girl up there!" ...more

I was watching this on TV. It was a sad moment for the whole world. May his soul lay in peace.more

How Do You Refill Your Creative Well?

In yesterday's post, I mentioned that I have begun to sketch again. This seems to be the result of my reintegrating my dancer self into my creative life's matrix, if you will. As soon as I started to dance again, other things were immediately popping up, including this desire to sketch -- and the disappearance of my angst about it, which is the larger gift, I think. ...more

Ginnah Howard's Journey and You

by Laura Baudo Sillerman ...more

Gone Too Soon, A Michael Jackson Story

The day started with me tuning into Morning Joe towards the end of the show and hearing that Farrah Fawcett had passed away.  I expected Fawcett to go and was relieved that she found peace in her long struggle. ...more