Saturday, September 14, 2013

After reading a lot of non YA stuff over the summer, finally got to check out Eleanor and Park.  Great read!!  Congratulations Rainbow Rowell.  I always like stuff set in Omaha, which is demographically and population wise, the exact same size as Portland.  Or it was.  I went through their once on a Greyhound bus and got off and walked around the city, this must have been like 1988, and I spotted this one girl with sort of cool hair so I followed her for a while and she went in a big door with no markings, and this music came out, and so I went to the door and opened it and it was this weird rock club/coffee shop place, I think.  I couldn't really hang out.  But I always think about what a scene would be like in a place like Omaha.  Pretty small, but probably pretty intense.

Monday, June 10, 2013

                                              My research team is hard at work.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ocean Park, California

This is a painting of my neighborhood from the early sixties.  It doesn't look like this anymore.  No open fields remain.  Except for a dog park nearby.   Which is dirt.   Still nice and sunny though.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hanging out in Palms Springs.  I sometimes go there to work for a day or two.  It's easy to get to and a nice change of pace.   Finishing up THE PRINCE OF VENICE BEACH at the moment.  Look for it in about a year, I hope!!