"I advise the overmodest to lay my book aside at once if he would not be scandalized, for tis already clear there's not much of the chaste in our plan, and we dare hold ourselves answerable in advance that there'll be still less in the execution... now prepare your heart and mind for the most impure." -the 120 Days of Sodom

Friday, January 16, 2015

My health situation is anything but good. My mind has been reduced to soggy mashed potatoes or worse. Oh how I wish it seemed funny to me. I want to say that the flu is gone, but it isn't. Thank goodness for my dear sweet friend for bringing me such tasty soup and all kinds of good medicine. It's just the remedy I need.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

How did the Islamic State manage to organize itself with such alacrity? Most of us had not even heard of it a year ago. Yet today it controls enormous swaths of territory, is waging war on the West, apparently provides help for its impoverished, has a thriving oil economy and, reportedly, has launched its own currency. Such diversity requires intelligent people and planning. It may be the most vile hotbed of terror on earth, but it's complexity needs explaining. This dispatch on IS oil revenue is a start:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Greetings earthlings!

A new macbook pro for a new year.


                gonna put all my secrets into my little macbook...

                gonna type all sorts of scandalous stuff in my little macbook too...

It is running soooo fast and soooo smooth, that if I suddenly spotted my dream candidate for the next Twink Of The Year - well, I'd have my MacBook Pro chase-after, capture and escort him all the way to my house, while I'd be back inside, pouring cold drinks and fluffing up the pillows!!   Hehe!

Pleasant thoughts to all of you. Oodles of kisses.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

W O W! So coooool! Two hand painted portraits of Dillon and I by Rieko Hosoi have arrived from Japan today. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rieko, my dear friend.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My hotel, the Park Plaza Westminster @ the London Bridge
the view from the hotel lobby

the Tower of London

Aaron and I in Leicester Square

@ the Churchill Monument outside of Westminster Abbey (the church is seen behind and to the left) 

@ the Natural History Museum

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Francisco de Goya
The National Gallery
Oil on panel
The British Museum
Tezcatlipoca Mask
Artist Unknown
1485, Mexico
The British Museum
Human skull, turquoise, lignite, pyrite, shell, and leather

The English version of a traditional breakfast. Note the disgusting slab of ham (their bacon).

On the London Bridge in front of the Big Ben bell tower. The London Eye can be seen in the left frame, and my hotel, the Park Plaza London Bridge, is the neon blue building that can be seen at the end of the bridge in the right frame.

PM's House

Traditional English Sunday Lamb Dinner

Below is a video I took atop of the London Eye during the Guy Fawkes celebrations.

Below is video I took during the Changing of the Gaurd at Buckingham Palace