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21-22 November: Joshua Tree, CA

This weekend was Peach’s birthday weekend and in celebrating, she wanted to go camping in Joshua Tree… my kind of girl;) The night before, Jeanette and I baked her a chocolate cake infused with strawberries and blueberries, topped with coconut creamed icing. 360 more words

Local California

Bathe in Sound

Driving through tiny dirt roads in Landers, CA, scanning the barren desert scenery for this ‘Venusian’ sound dome, you finally spot it in the distance… looking as out of place as ever – a tall white dome, built entirely of Douglas fir & calking. 445 more words


Joshua Tree NP, CA

“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.”

Joshua Tree

Cool Vertical Climb

Check out this video of my associate, JG, climbing the vertical face of a boulder at Joshua Tree! This climb is about nine feet tall (I didn’t measure it; that’s just an estimation) and JG executes it perfectly. I did this same climb.


Day 3 - Mr Blue Sky - Joshua Tree to Gila Bend

We left a cold a wet California for Arizona today with anticipation that a desert state would lead to warmer weather, but not before spending the morning driving through the spectacular Joshua Tree National Park. 518 more words

The Outdoor Assemblage Sculpture of Noah Purifoy

Just months after I moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago, I first saw the work of artist Noah Purifoy when the California African American Museum curated a retrospective of his sly, inventive and visually arresting assemblage sculpture. 631 more words

Crime And Criminal Justice

Day 2 – Los Angeles to Twenty-Nine Palms. Snow and Rock

So the first day of riding, an early wet start as we needed to return the rental van, well people carrier, not an issue really until you mix rain with poor road markings, pot holes that could swallow you whole and oil / grease – umhh very interesting. 330 more words