Last week I was reminiscing about the barber shops I went to as a child. My mother read the post and asked me if the old Lucky Tiger Cru-Butch Control Hair Wax I wore in my hair way back when was still sold. I had looked for it a while back and couldn’t find it. But I thought, at her… Continue reading
This has been rumbling around in the back of my mind bugging me for the past few weeks; so, I decided to blog about it.
Those who know me well know that for the past 30 years I have been a huge advocate for embracing technology. Of late however, I’ve been seriously rethinking my participation on the technology cheerleading squad.… Continue reading
I am always pondering, at some level, what motivates us to do and say the things we do. Today I stumbled upon this treasure. This short video of a TED presentation by Louie Schwartzberg is a “must see!” The pause and the reflection it brings are transformative.
Beauty and seduction are nature’s tools for survival because we protect what we… Continue reading
I’ve blogged, last year, about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign.
They have started another campaign. And while one could find numerous potential issues with methodology, I think their campaign makes some irrefutable points that need to be assimilated into our culture.
Corporate fashion and glamour marketing promotes a tremendously unhealthy self image, especially among women. They know the uglier you think… Continue reading
On Friday, January 12, 2007, about 1,100 people passed by a street musician, in the D.C. subway, playing a violin. Very few people hesitated, let alone stopped even for a couple of minutes, to listen to him play. He played for about 45 minutes, and a few passersby gave him pennies, quarters, etc. He took in $32.17. But that’s a… Continue reading
I hate having dry, cracked lips, and mine seem to dry out faster than most people’s! So, I’m always buying ChapStick. But I like the ChapStick that’s medicated with menthol or some such stuff–you know, the kind that tingles and soothes when you put it on.
Well, I found a new brand that I highly recommend: Burt’s Bees Lip Balm… Continue reading
Another absolutely perfect Fall day!
The Friday laundry cycle has begun.
In a few minutes I’ll be off to the Tonsorial Parlor for another amazing haircut. My hair is so long now, I’m not sure if it improves or interferes with the neighbors satellite TV reception.
Then, it’s off to the cleaners to drop off and pick up.
Next is… Continue reading
Yesterday was my first visit to The Tonsorial Parlor — a barbershop/hair salon in Manhattan Beach.
I have been searching for the past 2.5+ years for a good place to get my haircut. I found a guy that did a great job. The salon where he worked was just ridiculously expensive. While he always cut my hair waaaaaaay too short,… Continue reading
Beauty and truth do not reside in the object themseles, but rather in the nature of the exchange between the object and the viewer, -Thomas Krens
[From TED2008: Day 2 in Quotes]… Continue reading
Today, on my way home, Michele Norris did the first broadcast in a series on creative spaces, the physical space in which creative people choose to create. Her first broadcast featured artist James Prosek’s studio, an old schoolhouse built in 1850. Being the creative sort myself, I know how much attention I pay to the space in which I work… Continue reading