Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Getting a late start

from Sutro Park  7:43 p.m.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Community Center

Ocean Beach   6:48 p.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Hero

from my notes: "Writing creates thought; it's not the other way around."
Joanne Rocklin!

Today Deb and I drove up to Marin to hear her speak.

Eleven years ago I illustrated my first book. (That Halloween book up there on the right.) Were there other Halloween books out there, I wondered? What were they like?

I combed the bookstores and discovered a book called This Book Is Haunted. The illustrations were by another "Joanne"––JoAnn Adinolfi, and they were terrific. I bought the book and took it home to study the pictures.

I never thought I'd actually read the book, but when I did I flipped. In case you haven't guessed by now, the words are by Joanne Rocklin. The stories are hilarious and a little bit bad. Bad in the best way. Baby Bibble, for instance––what happens to her is shocking.

I loved the book then and I love it now. And today I had the great pleasure of meeting Joanne in person. Fleabrain Loves Franny is her latest book.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ocean Beach   6:49 p.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ocean Beach   6:53 p.m.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Ocean Beach   5:48 p.m.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Our Only Jeanne

That's Jeanne. We're at the opening of a show at Haines Gallery called Political Fictions.

This is Jeanne's piece. Not easy to photograph! But you can read about it in today's Chronicle.

A beautiful gallery at 54 Geary.

I met Jeanne and Shannon (that's Shannon on the right) through the Writing Salon.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Naw, not mine. Just a divine encounter along the way to the Coastal Trail.