Friday, August 29, 2008

VP choice

From Vanity Fair reporter Dee Dee Myers, which sums up the blatant sexism of the Republican Party to think that women are as naive as to just blindly say OK to McCain because of this woman as VP choice. In a move to appeal to women they say Palin is a "feminist for life." this clearly makes republicans sexist for life in my opinion. It's unbelievably 1950s or something.

"Clearly, McCain thinks Palin will help him among women, particularly those disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters who are having so much trouble “getting over it.” It just shows how clueless the McCain camp actually is. Unlike Clinton and Ferraro, Palin hasn’t been a strong national voice on women’s issues. She hasn’t been at the barricades, fighting for women’s health, equal pay, economic security. And she certainly hasn’t had anything to say about the national-security issues that are also important to women across the political spectrum. Does the McCain camp really expect pro-choice Democratic and independent women to be swayed by a sleight-of-gender?"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is there really any question?

I have to say, I was getting a little choked up watching Biden speak at the DNC with Obama joining him at the end, as well as the Clinton's give their speeches, post-facto, on a little video screen thanks to I am usually way turned off by the sappiness of it all, but I have to say, they look and sound really good. It's frankly incomprehensible that anyone who lived anywhere in the world over the last 8 years would want more of the same government from the United States. Debt, a weak dollar, war, increased prices in fuel and food, and on and on.... The integrity of America and Americans has been so weakend inside and outside the country, and we are finally, after the longest eight years in history it feels like, sitting on the verge of potential change and development and, As Bill said in his speech, "The choice is clear," So go Obama! Please.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Arroyo Seco Ceramics

While staying with friends in Arroyo Seco, a tiny town just outside of Taos, New Mexico, I had the pleasure of walking into John Bradford Pottery..well actually he is a close friend of my friends who have their 2nd home there--and as it is a one-road kind of town, everyone knows's great.

John Bradford has had his shop in Arroyo for about four years. When you step into the space and see the quantity of work, and then look in the back at his studio and the amount of pieces that didn't work for him, you can sense that he is serious and dedicated to his craft. He works more in series then in doing an edition of one style. In a series, pieces can work together but also stand as individual objects. He does work occasionally on commission. Check him out at Here are a few images to get you tempted.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Western Frontiers

Driving through Utah, a bit of Colorado and Northern New Mexico was amazing. Big, open skies, incredible landscape best viewed with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" playing, totally off-the-grid, is the ultimate sense of freedom. Images come from the Spiral Jetty, Sundance, Bluff, Boulder, Capital Reef, Monument Valley, Pagosa Springs and Arroyo Seco.

Western Frontiers