June 16, 2015
KELLS BAR: It was James Joyc’e’s 110th birthday. A group of Irish meet every year to celebrate. This year my friend Gemma Whelan who runs the Irish Theater in PDX, was there to read. She did a beautiful job among the readers. And one elder Irishman sang “Danny Boy”.
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

by admin on June 14, 2015

MAN AND SUPERMAN: What a show! NT Live, National Theatre from London has really topped out with this incredible production. One of the best shows I have ever seen.
Frankly, I was not excited to see a Bernard Shaw play. The old man was a bore if I recall from my college days. But Ralph Fiennes is so exquisitely boorish in his verbal abuse against women, marriage, the upper, middle and lower classes of British society, that I was copletely enthralled with his tirades. They were long and relentless and funny and built and built to one climax of humor, fear and critique after another, The writing of course is brilliant in a way I never appreciated or really heard before in my callow youth.
After nearly four hours of watching Ralph twitch and cower and dominate, insult and weave his magical word play, it all boils down to a couple in love, screaming themselves hoarse at each other, like two children on a playground: “I won’t marry you!” You will. I won’t. You will, I won’t.” ETC!
It was completely reminiscent of Shaw’s play”Pygmalion” which of course “My Fair Lady” was based upon. Ralph’s characters is simply more aggressively anti-woman, marriage and love. But his screams are carried into songs we’ve come to love, “Why can’t a woman, be like a man?”sings Rex Harrison in his My Fair Lady role.
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February 27, 2014

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Here is where I wait for the bus to centro. It costs 5 pesos and I get to stare at the lower torso of women in tight pants. I wandered in a beautiful cemetery yesterday. -your roving graphic reporter

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February 26, 2014

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Yaaah, my scanner works. I had pushed the shut down button by mistake but its marked ON so who knew? This is a sketch from a few days ago when I went out with the Urban Sketchers to Park Juarez. Very meditative morning. Loved it and what fun to see the people strolling with their […]

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February 25, 2014

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These are some random photo shots of San Miguel because my scanner is not working and I can’t scan in my sketches. Anyone in SMA know how to help me with this? -your roving graphic reporter

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February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Quick take pictures so you wont forget anything. I”m off to my art class. Lunch with my neighbor from Portland who is here. Have a great day. -your roving graphic reporter

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February 23, 2014

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This is another sketch of the writer’s conference. A break out session. Yesterday was centered around La Gruta, the grotto, where we bathed in the hot springs and ate under the trees. Today I am going with a good friend to do a ritual in the Charco, the botannical gardens on the mesa above SMA for […]

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February 22, 2014

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Something I saw on TV. In a hurry this morning to the hot springs. Later. -your roving grpahic reporter

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February 21, 2014

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Yesterday after Urban Sketchers in Parque Juarez I met some friends for lunch. We drove out of town to La Trindidad Farm, an organic farm run by an American couple and had lunch in a make shift restaurant La Temporada there run by their daughter. Best food so far in SMA. fresh vegetable soup. I had […]

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February 20, 2014

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Last night at St. Paul’s Church the Playreader’s presented “Trust”. It is a funny play about a Dominatrix and an unhappily married man. By chance II met a Dominatrix at a spa once and she told me her story and her story was suprisingly like the woman in the play. Hmmm. Before the play I […]

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