Easter in Marfa–

photo 5 photo 4 photo 1photo 5POW!  Here we are making the Easter scene in Marfa, Texas, the adopted home of artists Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and so many more.  Marfa is described as “hard to get to and even harder to describe,” and I would agree one hundred percent.  This place is deep in the heart of west Texas–about a seven and a half hour drive from Dallas–but once we arrive here we immediately start to feel the stark, austere, and potent vibes that Judd, Flavin, and many others have felt that moved them to create the installation art pieces that devoted fans seek out here.  Plus, Marfa was the home base for the entire cast and crew of the film, Giant, which starred Rock Hudson, James Dean (his last film role), and Elizabeth Taylor. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!  High-falutin’ art, Hollywood film pedigree, and fabulous west Texas desert vibes. . .damn, I love it down here in Marfa, and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around about 65 miles from the Mexican border.

I send you pragmatic vibes from Marfa, Texas. . .feel them. . .they will take you higher and higher.

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Basque Bonanza–

DSCN9515DSCN9518 DSCN9519YOWZA!  Donostia. . .San Sebastian. . .the capital of Basque Country where we are experiencing a bonanza of beautiful, bodacious, bad-ass, beloved Basque-ness. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!–bueno, bene, and bellissimo!!  But. . .I digress.  We are simply overjoyed to have the opportunity to sip wine, eat food, and enjoy the company of the intense Basque people who welcome us with open arms and embrace us with greasy hands after slicing endless amounts of Iberico Ham for us giddy gringos.  We love San Sebastian, and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around in northern Spain just this side of the French border.  Topa!

I send you lively vibes from San Sebastian. . .feel them. . .they are an antidote for anything that ails you.

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It’s lovely out there.

The road truly less traveled–

DSCN9223 DSCN9243DSCN9215BAM!  It’s Baobab Avenue in western Madagascar. . .”I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”–Robert Frost.  Yes, Baobab Avenue is most definitely a road less traveled by, and it serves as a wonderful physical image for the metaphoric razzle dazzle that Frost pulls off in his famous poem, The Road Not Taken.  Many roads present themselves to us and choices must be made. . .I dare all of you to make the most daring choices possible because time is short and there is so much to see and do before we move on. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!  I love traveling less-traveled roads in Madagascar and beyond, and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around in western Madagascar or anywhere else that you happen to be.

I send you fearless vibes from Baobab Avenue. . .feel them. . .they lead to places we sometimes can’t imagine.

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Positano…Roma…bene–

sc000b28b7 sc000b57d1SHAZAM!  As NATO troops gather in Ukraine to deter Russia from entering militarily, my mind wanders to the joys of traipsing around in one of NATO’s greatest members: Italy.  The lemons of Positano on the Amalfi Coast are massive and provide the base for the best-tasting limoncello on the planet.  The wonders of Roma (‘Rome’ for you non-Italian speakers) include the Stone Mouth of Truth. . .stick your hand in its mouth and make a wish or answer a question.  If you are insincere in any way in your wishing or answering of questions, then it will bite your hand off.  No hands have been bitten off for around five hundred years. . .wow, only sincere and honest people visit here.  Bellissimo!

Please join me in sending sincere, honest, and easygoing Italian vibes to all of the powers concerned in the Ukraine-Russia thing so that we don’t start World War Three just yet.  Thank you!

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It’s lovely out there. . .please don’t screw it up, powers-that-be.

NATO troops in Ukraine…

sc000a7dde sc000ac7ab sc000add7a…feels like a dangerous slippery slope to me.  I know that lines have to be drawn to maintain “order” and “stability” on our planet because it is a competitive world of limited space and resources. . .this is a big part of reality, and you know what?. . .reality bites some times.  Competition–blah!  Cooperation, collaboration, and understanding–mmm, aaaahh!–if only these were the main drivers of human behavior. . .if only.

I send sculptural and big-slide vibes to all of the forces amassing on the Ukraine-Russia border. . .feel them. . .they are the best I got for ya.

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It’s lovely out there.

Gimme a flower kiss!

DSCN7245 DSCN7243MMHHMMM!  These little babies are blooming away up on the pool deck of the Monteleone Hotel down here in New Orleans, and they make me smile.  Flowers just hang out and do their thing. . .growin’. . .bloomin’. . .bein’ all fragrant and such. . .and attractin’ as many bees and butterflies as possible so they can get pollinated and move on with their lives. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!  Just lookin’ and smellin’ good and waitin’ to be pollinated–not a bad life, eh?  I love the flowers in New Orleans, and you will too if you ever find yourself wanderin’ around in the Louisiana delta.

I send you delightfully fragrant vibes from NOLA. . .feel them. . .they are almost impossible to resist.

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It’s tax day…

DSCN7274DSCN7276 DSCN7283…soooo eat and drink something good!  Very important to celebrate the fact that we all made it through another fiscal year and did our part to support the government and the infrastructure and the institutions and the overall financial stability of the United States of America. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!  I love hanging out in the U.S., and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around in the center portion of North America.

I send you relatively stable vibes from one of my favorite places in the U.S.–New Orleans. . .feel them. . .they are tasty and potent.

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