Thursday, June 28, 2018


When a boy in San Francisco, I thought about how fun it would be to ride a Flexy down 20th Street.  Thankfully, it never happened--my odds of survival  were low.

Flexys were crafted of steel, wood, and a little bit of rubber.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Валентина Терешкова

Today is the 55th anniversary of the first woman in space, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва). She hasn't been in space since that flight, but at 81 years old, she has volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars.

Путин награди легендарната Валентина Терешкова за заслуги към Отечеството.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, Bahjí, Israel.

Shrine of Baha'u'llah, Bahji, Israel

Monday, June 11, 2018

Grandpa on 20th Street

Only God and I heard my grandpa pray for "all the poor boys who died in Korea."

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Cats in Suits

 "Do they serve tuna?"

 "There will be six of us for dinner tonight, Jarvis.  We'll be eating out of silver bowls."

Kentucky Colonel

"Jason Robards? Can't say I've heard of him".

"Great.  The driver is a dog".

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Red's Donuts


I spent many hours at Red's Donuts in Monterey, drinking coffee and eating donuts while playing the pinball machine in the back with my brothers.  Good times.

It's a narrow hole in the wall, with only counter seating.  50 years ago, a pinball machine was up against the back wall on the right.  "Spin the duck!"

Google Street View of Alvarado Street looking South towards historic Cooper House.

Looking North towards the plaza and wharf. You can see the top of the State theater.  I lived a few blocks up the hill on the left. 

A patron.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Exhibition 168.01

Artist Waffaa Bilal’s exhibition 168.01 looks at the dynamics of destruction and reconstruction

In his exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal draws connections between the destruction of the art library at the University of Baghdad in 2003 and the Bayt al-Hikma, or House of Wisdom – the world’s largest library until it was sacked during the 13th century siege of Baghdad.

Bilal’s project, titled 168.01, aims to investigate the recurring violence against cultural institutions through photography and installation work.   Source

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sculptures by John V. Wilhelm


Cattle made from river rock, railroad spikes, railroad track, steel wire and nuts.

Business card holder

Hippos, Taipei, Taiwan

Rock bass plaque

Stone Pony

Spoonfish (made from spoons)