Category: Friendship

April 5, 2020 / / Architecture

A wonderful friend made me a mask (two really, one to wash and one to wear). I took apart an HVAC allergen filter, cut it to fit, and placed two layers of the filter in the sewn-in pocket. According to the Washington Post that makes this homemade mask in the…

March 24, 2020 / / Architecture

The film industry started to shut down on March 12th, and for the week prior, while my husband was on set I was climbing up and down ladders, doing a deep cleaning on the house the likes of which this place has never seen. When he called during the afternoon…

March 19, 2020 / / Art

Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I wanted to check in and wake up the blog to send out some good wishes. A friend said something funny to me the other day, they said we’re about three weeks away in Los Angeles from seeing what everyone’s natural hair color is.…

December 2, 2019 / / Art

First, my friend in New York sent me the letter below in reference to my griping about the sound of my voice in the previous post, next I got a text saying something about a bravura opening, and then I went to see more friends and the sound engineer among…

November 28, 2019 / / Art

Lily harbored a den of coyotes in her back yard. They went about their nocturnal haunts stealthy-like, unless they were circling to prey and then they raised all hell. Yelps and howls, high-pitched and stunningly shrill, vibrated in the dark. In echoing canyons or flat streets stretching to meet the…

October 25, 2019 / / Art

Sit yourself down and watch a glimmer, a gloss, an illusion, a projection, a stream of a story? . I seem to recall a million years ago, when I was a schoolgirl in London, referring to movies as cinema. Is there a difference between the two terms? No. . What…

August 31, 2019 / / Advertising

You know how I am about word derivations, I find them fascinating. Long time no see may be something coined from a clumsy 1930s Hollywood attempt to mimic the English of Native Americans, or it could be a direct translation from a Mandarin Chinese phrase 好久不见: (Pinyin) hǎojiǔ bù jiàn.…

July 13, 2019 / / Architecture

Don’t worry. It’s not contagious. I am increasingly persnickety; about the state of the world, modern discourse, and, hell’s bells, my favorite bakery is closed for renovation. Translation, I’m in a mood. To combat my discomposure I walk, write, read—generally in that order—and in between all have many cups of…

July 12, 2019 / / Architecture
July 12, 2019 / / Architecture