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I read Reborn, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1947-1963 about a year ago, and I love going back to leaf through it and hear Sontag’s voice mature and her life change through the documented years. Reading Reborn made me feel closer to the flame of life. Sontag’s spirit, strength and passion are clearly channeled through her vibrant opinions and […]

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We over here at ACO are giving cheers at the statement above made in regards to gay marriage by President Obama.  We couldn’t be happier that he believes in his heart that people should be treated equally. Recently we had a way out of town guest visiting, and I will use some of his words for […]

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I thought these words from Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur (which is a great read, by the way) were fitting for today since Stefani and I are heading to Big Sur this weekend to celebrate the wedding of two of our friends! I wish you all weekends full of love and beautiful sights. See you next week!

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Last week on a rainy Los Angeles evening, I watched the film Marley with some friends over at Cinefamily.  There  are so many reasons why the evening was memorable: 1.  Los Angeles rain/earth smell 2. Friends 3. Couches at Cinefamily 4.  Bob Marley, oh Bobby At first I thought that I might get anxious in […]

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I came across some pieces by Nina Beier this week, which – click after click after click –  led me to the quote above. This text encapsulated somethings that have been on my mind lately. Click HERE to see images of the show which is about this fight between shirts and skins, objects and humans. Happy weekend, […]

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Man, do I love me a few hundred tasty kale chips.  There seems to be a consensus that buying kale chips tips the scale on outrageous.  Which is why I also love that it is so easy to bake up a bunch!  It seriously takes 10 – 15 minutes to have one in your mouth. […]

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I have to agree with Proust on this one. I have often thought of myself as a kind of weathervane, twisting and turning with each change of weather. This time of year and this particular change in weather has a way of turning my world inside out. I’ve been restless (so restless) and experiencing bouts of longing […]

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Secret messages and codes are one of my most favorite things and a classic method of communication for spies (wink).  More than 2000 years ago the ancient Greeks and Romans were using the milk of the tithymalus plant, vinegar and alum to write notes and letters of utmost secrecy.  People will go to many lengths […]

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I remember checking out a VHS tape of Adrienne Rich from our local library when I was a teenager after reading some of her poems in I Hear My Sisters Saying, an anthology of poetry which was a beacon for me throughout my adolescent years. She was making a speech in the video. I didn’t […]

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Last weekend I went to LACMA and was swept away by the Ellsworth Kelly show.  He is one of my favorite artists, and being in the rooms filled with his work was sort of an out of body experience.  I really like what Richard Axsom says about Kelly’s prints: …exchange the totemic presence, the tangible […]