Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cotton Candy Popcorn

"...something I can't afford to be without - not in today's market. (Silly me! I almost said not in today's world, but that would have been inaccurate. A world is something whole, isn't it, something that can be said to have a positive charge and rhythm of its own. A world is also something we can take comfort in being a part of, but that has all been lost. It has all been lost, so that all we have left is a dirty stinking bazaar, a rat race, where everything, including the health and care of one's body is measured in terms of commerce. Now there is no rhythm. Now there is the universal equivalent of giant, legal fingernails being pulled across a blackboard, and the blackboard is owned by an insurance company posing as a long-lost friend."

From "Among The Living and Other Stories"
by William Michaelian
Chapbook, 35 pages
MuscleHead Press

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday Flower (On A Thursday Night)

Congratulations to my friend and co-worker Carmen Mitchell. Her very popular webisode "Real Girls Guide to Everything Else" was profiled yesterday on NPR. Listen to it here.

I just finished "Rise and Shine," Simon Lewis' harrowing true story and will now read Wiliam Michaelian's chapbook of short stories, "Among The Living."

Finally, I'm going to follow in Petrea's footsteps. She has "Zen Monday" at her blog Pasadena Daily Photo. As of last week, I'm attempting Flower Friday or Friday Flower or Flower Power Friday or something.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday

"East of West LA" is starting the week with a very nice review from Los Angeles photographer Aline Smithson.

And, as a reminder, "East of West LA" is available at Book Soup on Sunset Strip as well as Hennessey & Ingalls (in Hollywood), Stories in Echo Park, Metropolis Books , The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Skylight Books and Lead Apron.