Six Cops & Nothingness

March 6th, 2009

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We had no idea what they were doing in the desert.
They are making our dogs very nervous. Our dogs take their job of patrolling seriously.

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We spotted Wendy’s ballotry ballon floating in the mountains or a chatty cowboy riding backward talking stories last year. Recently we had cops and police cars visiting the desert mountains disturbing the quails, snakes, chipmunks, rabbits and roadrunners living in the desert.
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The convicts were here one day to work in the desert mountains.
The image was turn into a little fantasy piece.
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Take heart, Obama administration may reconsider joining the court.

Lastly read this story,

Tennessee’s ‘Little Houdini’ revives the outlaw legend
Supporters say Chris Gay is a modern Robin Hood. Lawmen call him “a little thief, a little con.”

Mr. Gay’s much-publicized prison-break in 2007 to reach his dying mama‘s side failed, but only after he led authorities on a five-state, five-day chase that ended with him being arrested driving the country singer Crystal Gayle’s stolen tour bus in Florida.

Polar Bears and a Cowboy

November 8th, 2008

Yesterday I took this photo – a storyteller cowboy riding backward.

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Not long ago in a park I spotted a duck with a strange haircut.

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Does Alaska need saving along with Polar bears?

The questions Obama has been thinking about all his life are the very ones that dominate the world today. And the mounting economic crisis only makes the construction of a wider identity – and conversing across the waters – more urgent, not less so. I happened to be in Alaska the week Sarah Palin was introduced to the world, and around me I saw the America I had grown up on: full of open space and possibility, blessed with great oil reserves and immigrants from everywhere, scenically gorgeous – but tied to the go-it-alone spirit of a “last frontier.”

It’s more than possible to make your fortune in Alaska – but I’d much rather find the future in Hawaii. (My Chance Encounter with Obama in Hawaii – Pico Iyer)

Tseng Kwong Chi

August 30th, 2008

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The bad weather is keeping us home today instead of camping at the Grand Canyon.
Meanwhile you may follow the late Tseng Kwong Chi as he went around the world.

Of course there is plenty of humor and irony in these photographs but seeing them in this context they also begin to take on an somber air of loneliness and sadness.

Tseng was an improbable pilgrim

In 1979, Joseph Tseng changed his name to Tseng Kwong Chi and embarked on a decade-long project called East Meets West (also referred to as “The Expeditionary Series”). With the camera’s shutter release in hand, he posed for approximately 150 images as a self-described “ambiguous ambassador” from the East, wearing the vintage Mao uniform he purchased from a second-hand store in Montreal, Velvet-Underground style sunglasses, and a visitor identification badge.

Cello in the Desert

December 8th, 2006

One more clip, here.

Christopher Strone plays bass, cello, piano , mandolin and percussion.

Henry Purcell – Indian Queen

October 18th, 2006

We tubed with the help of Henry Purcells Indian Queen.

I fly from the place where flattery reigns.
I hate to see fond tongues advance
High as the Gods the slaves of chance.
What flattering noise is this,
At which my snakes all hiss?

Begone, curst fiends of Hell,
Sink down, where noisome vapours dwell,
While I her triumph sound,
To fill the universe around.

The libretto for Indian Queen, semi-opera by John Dryden and Sir Robert Howard and music by Henry Purcell.

Films with Purcell’s soundtrack.

  • Antique plate click to see large
    The antique willow design plate from our video was made in England (Ashworth & Bros, Hanley, Staffordshire). Found at a garage sale for $1.00. Internet research valued the plate for $100.00.

  • Border Patrol

    September 24th, 2006

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    Weekend at the park, many suspicious cars are parked outside the gate.

    Owl and the pussy dogs or two chihuahua patrol.
    Owl and Pussy dogs Digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Who are questioning the wisdom of dogmacracy?
    (Daisy the brown and white cowchihuahua is a Mexican and possibly illegal. She will defend this adopted land with great determination.)