Friday, February 17, 2017

Winter Walks on College: Another Side of Town



Winter walks on College Avenue:

Nocturne

Spirituality
toys and entertainment
after the early darkness falls







Winter months illuminated
by a radiant eternity


Newman Center








 Dwight Way
residence





Newman center courtyard



It grows dark early



Convocation at Julia Morgan theater
tickets please




Saint John's
where one has attended
many early music
and Indian classical events




Native portrait


Salon
closed for the night





Instead of icicles




Toy shop




Space monkey




Some plush toys
want to know too much


Pirate ships,
are they still hip?
















Plush toy hard-bop combo




Robot Hobby shop




Metropolis
breastplate



Don't have a idea
what this is






Delirium




 

All you can eat buffet






Art cinema






Painting of a snow scene
archetypal for many of us
symbolic of ancestral history









Christmas Mass
at Saint Albert's chapel





Saint Francis gave us the manger tradition



Saturday night youth house on College
all the lights are on
Moon and evening star pale behind




Jewel chest of Winter








Peace
that surpasses understanding










December-January 2016-17

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Round My Way










Up against the wall,
Oakland





Headquarters





Dali, Andy, and Pablo
smoking the same joints









cut-up mailbox



New galleries
in Old Oakland




Mossy sidewalk
indicative of
our new rainy climate



New plank siding
on Washington Street



Nostalgic humorous
pickaninny cartoons
will they ever go
 out of style again?



Chinese New Year
lanterns


Iconic Huey Newton poster image
painted in glitter paint
that's more like it





First full moon of 2017
brilliant







High end tequila bar
projects old Mexican movies
like wallpaper




My boots want me
to take them out for a walk



Dinosaur skeleton
mushroom cloud



Everyday is a day
of the dead



8th and Broadway
looking North



There goes
a slice of the Eastern sky,
less noise and exhaust
may result




Our own strange
holiday mascot




Guerrilla art
wired to a chain link fence



Pagan steer's head
flesh peddlers



I dig a downpour
when I'm indoors



Stylized urban image
of Oakland



A new elf oil painting
discovered
lost a chunk but still sturdy





Up with the saints




It's like a legacy





Oakland pride stance



Raw street art



The Servant is the greater
of the two





Hot Dog Nation








There's often an XO example
on exhibition



Journey to the interior
of your skull







Come along if you dare



December-February 2016-17