chapter one

new day. new slate. wipe it clean.
*insert sigh here*
page turned, another era.
take deep breath

this time i'll keep moving
this time i want more...

photo: Bettina Komenda



I once went cross country. My father was newly stationed in Maine, so he bought a Dodge Ramcharger that Summer, loaded up the entire family (Mom, us kids and the grandparents), and we drove from California, along the coastal states, stopped in the South, then up to New England. An amazing experience, and probably one of my last favorite family memories before our lives broke down, shortly thereafter.

Focusing on the bright side, this road trip consisted of AM radio and a worn out Pablo Cruise 8-track that drove me nuts.

Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way

Elton John - Benny & the Jets

O'Jays - Used To Be My Girl

Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love

I feel wanderlust kicking in, and another road trip must be had. Some thoughts on a soundtrack...

Sun Kil Moon - Trucker's Atlas

The Durutti Column - Sketch for Summer

Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

Toto - Georgie Porgy

The Black Ghosts - It's Your Touch

Digital Underground - Sons of the P

Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce


I beg to differ...

Warning: swallow whatever you're chewing before pressing play ;P

With the exception of the last 2 faces on Red, Team Blue was clearly superior!


Hello Winter, are you in there?

Cypress Hill, originally uploaded by vonvonvon

Freakingly warm Winter weather today. I wore too many layers. The air is rich, dank and odiferous. Everyone is out on the street, in full force, like the last days of Summer. It's funny how the city forgets the season so easily. Oh Winter, jilted lover!

It's only Monday, but I feel like I should be dancing on a rooftop somewhere. Everyone is restless, and a bit wired from the full moon. Or maybe that's just me....


fresh and new

to be cleansed, baptised, reborn... enter on one end, emerge anew on the other. i open my eyes in the rain to this baby year, feeling most optimistic for whatever may be.