Saturday, July 25, 2009


Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 2009

They don't produce the viennoiserie anymore. 
It's not cost effective. 
But at one time they made the best apple turnover in Paris. 

Thursday, July 23, 2009


My astrological sign has nothing to do with it.

Summer clover, Philadelphia PA
"I was in prison for six months in 1962 for larceny (not really as grand as it seems)."

-Joe Orton, program biography for Entertaining Mr.Sloane

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


The profanity doesn't come from either side of the family. She made that up by herself.

Monday, July 13, 2009

                                 A BLUE COAT

A blue coat is guided guided away, guided and guided away, that is the particular color that is used for that length and not any width not even more than a shadow.


-from Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein

He was a roast beef sandwich and she was a dish of sherbet.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


star shaped sequin

chain link design

figurine in window, Philadelphia PA

figurine in window, Philadelphia PA
HOW TO SAMBA ( WOMEN"S VERSION )

   1. Start before a mirror, with no music. You may prefer to practice with a pair of very high heels. Though samba is a dance that started out barefoot, and can still be danced that way, high heels will throw your spinal column out of whack and give your pelvis the appearance of greater flexibility. Platform shoes with relatively wide heels provide the best combination of stability and shock absorption.

from Samba, by Alma Guillermoprieto

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009


The tarragon will keep it from becoming too cloying.
"I had a job one summer in a department store looking through Vogues and Harper's Bazaars and European fashion magazines for a wonderful man named Mr Vollmer. I got something like fifty cents an hour and my job was to look for 'ideas.'  I don't remember ever finding one or getting one."

-Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


At eighty-five she decided that she was done with him. There was always food in the refrigerator and a set of clean sheets on the bed, but she never spoke to him again.