Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Photo copyright 2001 Gazelle

Galicia, Spain

Be back next week - down to LA for my friend's memorial service...

Monday, January 28, 2008

in the can

Photo copyright 1994 Gazelle

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Photo copyright Gazelle 1994

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Photo copyright 2003 Gazelle

South Carolina, USA

A lot of heavy stuff going on lately, so it's time for a bit of levity. When was the last time you were on the road and needed some corn and seed with your pecans?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is a photo of me and my friend Chris on his wedding day in 2002. Chris is wearing the snazzy suit and flower. He was very happy that day, as was his bride Michele.

Chris died last weekend at his home in Los Angeles. He was shot in the head apparently by accident in a drive-by shooting. He was father to two beloved dogs and a cat, and worked for LA County in its STD prevention program. He was fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and was a fine dancer. He will be missed.

Obituary link

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

i think they were on to something...

"Only after the last tree has been cut down…the last river has been poisoned…the last fish caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten." Cree Indian Prophesy

The modern market economy will likely be the demise of us all. As an example, it certainly has been the driving force in the collapse of fish stocks all over the world. Just imagine thousands of factory trawler and processing ships scooping everything up in their wakes, running 24-7 for decades now and you get the idea. Plus there are the traditional and small scale fishermen, and poachers, too. Sustainability? What's that? People want sushi and fish sticks and shark fin soup and farmed salmon gotta eat fish meal, you know. We are quite insane, and we will be very hungry when there's only money left to be eaten.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

battle royale!

I'm glad I don't have to do this for a spot on a rock and a little nooky...

Monday, January 14, 2008


Photo copyright 2008 Gazelle

Ozark Mountains, near Eminence, Missouri

I appreciate and enjoy wintertime and its accompanying shorter days, greyness, colder temps, and storms. But one thing I can't comfortably tolerate is a winter environment where everything is brown and white, and virtually every tree appears dead. That's why I'm happy to live in the Pacific Northwest, and to visit winter landscapes dominated by evergreens.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

weird scene

Iowa, January 2008

Photo NY Times

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


On a day with 25 foot swell and steady west winds...

...we hoped for the tide push here to make a difference. It didn't.