The inimitable Joan Baez presenting her plaintive interpretation of the Waits/Brennan anti-war song “The Day After Tomorrow”. (h/t to mic) [Read more…]
It is not an auspicious sign when the turkey is not only NOT in the oven on time, but a feverish online search has ensued with the frantic words “where find blowtorch thanksgiving san diego.”
I was really looking forward to roasting a turkey this year. My husband and I have a brand new stove that replaced the old one with the inoperable oven that has functioned as a storage unit for over a decade. The fragrance of roasting turkey is one of the best smells that life offers; my olfactory senses were primed. But the taste of turkey is often something quite different.
Despite the successful attempts to make turkey breasts gigantic, culinary engineering has been less successful in assuring breast meat that doesn’t taste like a Mojave Desert burger. Getting and cooking a flavorful turkey has always been hit and miss for me. I have tried every kind of turkey available. Or at least I thought I had.
Doug Porter, who is not only a SDFP editor but also a stellar cook, recommended that I try a kosher turkey instead of the usual commercial fare. [Read more…]
Rain bubbles asphalt —
Thunder’s light reopens wounds —
Seeps through cloud cover. [Read more…]
From the Now This website:
Black Friday used to be a term to describe pedestrian and car traffic In the 1950s, police in Philadelphia always saw a ton of chaos the day after Thanksgiving Hordes of people would head into the city that Friday ahead of the huge Army-Navy football game held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Philly police called that chaos Black Friday. They could never take that day off and worked extra shifts because of how congested it was.
From the MSNBC website:
Joy Reid looks back at the 1863 presidential proclamation by Abraham Lincoln that set the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving for citizens in every part of the United States.
Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming … [Read more…]
By Jae Bireley
Franklin cuts down a line of white cocaine with a credit card in his Honda. The time passes slowly, it’s a little after midnight and Franklin can’t sleep, he rambles incoherent white-powdered conspiracies about himself and others.
“An old girlfriend introduced me to coke ….”
We puff on cheap 7/11 cigarettes in his car as he snorts his line of coke before offering me a hit. I pass. I don’t snort or shoot up. He rolls down the window and throws the butt of his cigarette out, and spits onto the concrete. Time feels like it doesn’t exist, were in another era and reality. One, that’s melted away. Death is the first thought that enters my mind as he buries away his coke in a bag. [Read more…]
From the Studio Drift YouTube web page:
In their work Studio Drift often contemplates the concept of freedom. “Franchise Freedom” visualizes the connection between a group and the individual by mimicking a swarm of starlings. As dusk fell over Black Rock City, 600 luminous drones rose into a hypnotic display of technological choreography, accompanied by the poignant keys of Joep Beving. The drones were guided by a specially made algorithm that simultaneously allows both individual choice and movement as a group. The innovative technology made it possible to create a 3d image in the sky that could be viewed from multiple angles.
I’m a Frida Kahlo fan, what can I say? This is also a consummate rendition by Chavela Vargas of the classic Mexican folk song La Llorona, but it’s the selection of Frida Kahlo’s works and the depictions of her that truly spellbinds me. [Read more…]
35,000 men women children
wired to a fence
a page in earth’s history
spit into fire
devoured by sea
redacted into dust [Read more…]
By Michael-Leonard Creditor / flexible fotography
I look at architecture as design. When I look at an entire structure, I see the pure lines, angles, and curves of it as well as the overall building that it is. I examine smaller sections of a structure for pure design. The Art of architecture is that I may see shapes in the buildings that aren’t really there in the buildings. Often, the interplay of light, another pure design element, creates design that isn’t really there. I guess it’s what used to be called art abstracts. It’s simply seeing the designs that aren’t there in the buildings. [Read more…]
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Last week, hours before the slaughter of 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, CA., our 307th mass shooting this year, the ever-judicious NRA denounced doctors and other health care professionals – those steadfast, often blood-soaked heroes who daily labor to pick up the shattered pieces from NRA-funded carnage universally deemed a public health crisis, who for years “have seen and heard things that cannot be unseen and unheard” – for daring to seek to reduce gun violence.
Citing a recent paper on the epidemic from the American College of Physicians titled, “Reducing Firearm Injuries and Death in the United States,” the ghouls at the NRA sneered, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” [Read more…]