Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NYC: street art

New York City is famous for its art museums and prominent galleries, but for many contemporary artists, the best and freshest inspiration comes from the city's own streets.

Historically, NYC has always been at the forefront of the graffiti art movement, driven by a passionate anarchy that emerged in the 60s and 70s. Despite everything the authorities do, the burgeoning heart of NYC overflows onto walls, train cars and sidewalks in rainbow colours and peeling layers of paint and pulp.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

home cooking

I learned to cook late when I was in my mid-30s. Much as I love my food, I am lazy and prefer food that cooks itself. Besides, the cooking and eating never seem to take as much time and effort as the prepping or cleaning. Le sigh!

Miso Soup with Enoki and Shitake Mushrooms
Baked Turkey Wings
Gala Apples and Organic Peanut Butter

Friday, May 9, 2014

barrio walkabout

Walking around our neighborhood we always find something to intrigue and entertain us. 

In these days of the global village we love to find different ways migrant cultures integrate into and adjust to their relocation. Interesting mutations like Syncretic shops sell a mixture of Catholic saints and varied vodoun or other paraphernalia. Gods, goddesses and figures of ritual are displayed with the Madonnas and Santo NiƱos. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

stalking my stalker daughter

If ever there were a reluctant conscious riven stalker - that would be Mahala, my fave and only child. The guileless pleasure of a quick walk about with the driven intent to celebrity sight-see gets her all knotted up - torn between guilt and. . .  .well. . . .pleasure of course!