Back In Two Weeks

Back In Two Weeks

I wont have time to blog while I'm away so I leave you with some photos from around Santa Cruz. The O'Neil Cold Water Classic...

California Storms

California Storms

While we have our electricity back, I'd thought I'd squeeze in a post. Last night's storm was tremendous and today's is supposed to be a lot worse with very high wind gusts and a big swell. What's so interesting about these storms is that we're getting thunder and...

Scalpel, Paper, Glue

Scalpel, Paper, Glue

Peter Callesen is a Danish artist who uses nothing more than a scalpel, paper and glue to make the most extraordinary three dimensional pieces. His site is worth a visit....

Demi Moore Exposed

Demi Moore Exposed

I guess in truth it's the staffers who photo shop these disasters who are exposed. Not that it matters really; these quick fixes are a daily part of fashion photography. Moore keeps insisting though that her photo wasn't re-touched. If that were true, she couldn't...

Suzi Goes to Vegas

Suzi Goes to Vegas

The Vegas strip is stunning. It's a living four dimensional collage. Click to zoom. I just learned how to put zoom-able pictures in my posts. And I made the medium size larger for those of you with slower machines and the wait for zoom too long. Jim was pretty sneaky....

It’s The Food That’s So Sexy

It’s The Food That’s So Sexy

It's the food that's so sexy at Avanti. All the locals know about the Quiche. If you don't get there early, forget it, it's gone. The rest of the menu is fabulous so it's not as though you will be disappointed if you're forced to order something else. There were nine...

Twiggy’s Lying Eyes

Twiggy’s Lying Eyes

Last year, I took part in a telephone survey.  I was sent a copy of "O" magazine (a rag I had never before read) and I was asked to read certain articles. As it turned out, the survey wasn't about the articles, it was about Olay advertisements. I couldn't remember...

Demi Moore Exposed

Demi Moore Exposed

I guess in truth it's the staffers who photo shop these disasters who are exposed. Not that it matters really; these quick fixes are a daily part of fashion photography. Moore keeps insisting though that her photo wasn't re-touched. If that were true, she couldn't...

Consumer Alert

I don't know about you but I'm getting tired of being a "consumer" in this new hostile age of automated voice systems and arbitrary rules. You might have already noticed a number of products being sold with the instructions: "Do not return this item to the store. Call...

Is Universe Complex – Or Is It Me?

Is Universe Complex – Or Is It Me?

I'm so glad we still have books. I saw an article in the paper about voters in Dover, PA who ousted eight of their school board members for trying to replace the theory of evolution with a better theory, or rather a “belief that the universe is so complex that it must...

Chapeau du Pain

Chapeau du Pain

On Nova's Science night I found out that humans have about as many genes as nematodes and that corn has way more genes than we do. Corn.  Why corn? We have to do a lot more than corn does on any given day. It's hard to believe that we are who we are when we're not...

Tiger Woods vs. Cancer Cure

Tiger Woods sleeps around. While Tiger Woods was sucking up media bandwidth like a California wildfire, scientists from ten countries announced that they have cracked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers - skin and lung. Now, on a scale of one to...