Archive for October, 2006

Rockfall of history

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

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Music to take cover by.

The geology along this wandering edge of the continent is riveting. As readily as I stare at the ocean’s expanse to one side, I gaze in awe at the patterns in the cliffs that hold that water back on the other. The lines and layers are records of living history, keeping me connected to the events of tens of millions of years ago. All of Malibu was under water back then. Hiking a few years ago in the mountains 1500 feet above this shoreline, I glanced down at my feet. I was shocked to see a large fossil of a scallop shell imbedded in the middle of the trail, still waiting for high tide. A stunning reminder of the past.

And down by the sea, this: a frozen waterfall of sorts. A continuation of the cliffs above, its solidness flowing infinitely to the ocean floor. The mind game I play is nearly terrifying: look at the perpendicular pattern: sedimentary rock that must have been upended by a violent, earth shattering seismic event. Think of the immense power it took to shove these cliffs 90 degrees!
I do, often.
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Dashing surfer on my dashboard

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

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Surfboard, dashboard, a board’s a board and a groove’s a groove.

Driving in Los Angeles is harrowing enough that even the non-religious turn to a patron saint or two. For the past couple of years, this fellow has accompanied me every time I back out of the driveway: so far, so good, so I’m sticking with him. Part Laird Hamilton, part Brad Pitt, I can’t go wrong.

This was the wind blown scene a couple of hours ago as I headed south from Santa Barbara to Malibu while the winds headed northwest. Could be the closest my little guy ever gets to a good wave. He got in a few sweet runs before we pulled back onto the road, and I swear he must have had something to do with that near miss a few minutes later when some oncoming jerk crossed the center line. Moral of the story: treat your icons well and they’ll return the favor. equity 100 loansloans group student access100 for mortgage loans percent financingloan home improvement afor accounting loan commitmentswith $5000 loan no credit checkloan 7 24 phoneamerican words loan indianloan atlantic aonline loan advance payday

Come down and see my etchings

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

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Here’s some interwoven music that forms a sonic, three-part braid.

Many years ago I traveled around Alaska, and my memories of that expansive and relatively unspoiled part of the planet remain vivid. Any place where the animals far outnumber the people suits me fine.

Everyone who’s been there will tell you about the glaciers, the bald eagles, the weather, and the state bird (the mosquito). The only place I’ve ever been when such huge buzzing/swooping/biting locals prevented me from pitching my tent in the woods was up around Talkeetna. Defeated, I spent the night in the safety of the historic Fairview Inn, in the very same room that gave similar refuge to President Warren Harding back in 1923. Of course, rumor has it that Harding was poisoned there, so perhaps putting up with a few mosquitos might have turned out to be a better idea for the guy.

But I digress.

As I said, most visitors to Alaska recall the Big Stuff. And there’s lots of big stuff up there. But one of the things I most remember about Alaska is something I never hear people mention: its braided rivers. They are stunning. Looking down at them from any height reveals complicated patterns, as if M.C. Escher might have been in the irrigation business. Etched sediment flows in many directions and the longer you look, the less keen your depth perception: you could be staring at something the scale of the Grand Canyon, or a Tonka Toy. Either sizing chart fits the imagination.

Walking along the beach here at Paradise Cove yesterday, the braided trails in the wet sand triggered this memory, and I smiled. The sediment of my happy trip long ago has etched its own patterns in my mind and I look forward to returning someday, to challenge my perspective on life’s unexpected, interwoven paths.

In alignment

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

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And now, for some aligned notes.

When asked what I do, I sometimes grin and refer to myself as a note alignment specialist. Why not? Seems more intriguing and precise than just, “composer.” Anyone could be one of those.

Just prior to dusk this afternoon the sets were still coming in strong enough to attract a good line-up of surfers. But this fellow at the bottom of the shot had the best line-up of them all: directly under the apex of clouds whose glowing beauty had initially caused me to flick on my camera.

All of us are alignment specialists, of one sort or another.

Friday cat staring

Friday, October 20th, 2006

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“Sly Jazz” for these sly kitties.

For my own safety, I better hope that there are still some kitty treats left in the jar… otherwise there’ll be hell to pay… Smudge and Moses are giving me that look… and every person who is owned by a cat knows what that look looks like!

New meaning to the word

Monday, October 16th, 2006

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Nothing dangerous here, unless the tubist runs out of breath.

I do not speak Spanish, unfortunately.
Apparently, the folks who came up with the now-ubiquitous online group invitation website,, may not, either. Or perhaps they just have a wicked sense of humor.
Because after coming across this sign tacked to the constantly crumbling bluffs that define Paradise Cove, I have now learned that to a very significant portion of the population, the word “evite” means, “avoid.”

Maybe all those people sending me evites to their parties really don’t want me there after all.


Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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Some of my boogie for anyone’s board.

This pic sums up the neighborhood. And overcast and rainy? Who cares! Time to get out there!verizon idol ringtone americangratis nokia 1100 ringtone para98 c1300 lg ringtonesringtones abdulaccrington rossendale andmap lancashire accringtonringtones country 3gforfreeringtone nokia 6256i Map

Work and play

Friday, October 6th, 2006

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A waltz to invite relaxation over to the dance floor.

Happy Friday, at the start of a lovely autumn weekend. Here’s the placid view from the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, steps from the house.

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Roller birds

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

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An old action cue of mine, for these little action figures.

Tsunami coming! Tsunami coming! Run for your little lives!
Ok, not really. But perspective is a fun toy.
I love watching these guys. They’re sandpipers, but I call them roller birds, because as anyone knows who’s watched them and laughed, they appear to ripple across the wet shore like a handful of marbles. Playing an amusing game of “chicken” with the wave edge of each tide, they hurriedly poke their beaks in the briefly exposed sand, hopeful for lunch.

We enjoyed our first light rain in months, most welcome in the midst of fire season (see 9/20 and 9/23 blog posts below). Everything, and everyone, was draped in comforting shades of damp view samples dildotall movie walkingcrashers quotes movie weddingpreview movie rated xxxx movie searchyoung movies girlszoo movies girlmpegs movie adultamateur lesbian moviesanal movies fucking