From the category archives:


Blue Barb

April 22, 2008

Almost looks like music notation. [Photo by Roger Bourland]


Two red cans

December 17, 2007

i put two large red inverted cans on top of the bird cages. You may remember I had a hawk problem, well, the smaller one that has been around for the past week turned out to be a falcon. He would just sit on the ledge waiting for the birds to come out. Patiently. Wow, […]


Roger Bourland II: Bell Rock

December 5, 2007

My father has gotten back in touch with the photographer he was some 40 years ago (I forgot to tell you, he earned his living as a Methodist, and later, United Church of Christ minister). I highly recommend his photoblog which consists of exactly one photo a day: a nice amount for this information overload […]


Dead rats and kimchi

December 4, 2007

One of the unpleasant realities of being a homeowner is the fact that occasionally a rat decides to die in your house–usually somewhere in the floorboards that only a rat could get to. Well, we have one. A dead rat somewhere under the house, rotting in slomo. My nose is pretty good, so I’ve pinpointed […]


Black Madonnas at UTS

October 12, 2007

While attending the premiere of my FLIGHT INTO EGYPT at the Union Theological Seminary, I couldn’t help but see the enormous canvasses surrounding me. They were commissioned under the theme of the black madonna. I didn’t copy down the names or painters but had to share my cellphone snapshots. . .


Jenny at the Dali Museum

September 22, 2007

One of our traveling companions was Jenny, who is a regular reader of this blog, and a great friend. In Spain, we went to Figueres one day to see the Salvador Dali museum (where he is buried). There are many terrific and so so works in an amazing building. Wes OD’d on Dali and has […]


The Carignan grape

September 11, 2007

Some of my favorite Spanish wines included a grape that I hadn’t known: Cariñena, which in Catalunya is called Samso. If you find this in a blend, try it out. I have no idea whether this wine makes it out to California, but I will keep my eyes open for it. The Wine Info Site […]

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Coming home

September 9, 2007

I’ve spent the last 10 days in Spain on the Costa Brava. I’ve been blogging to y’all daily in my mind, recharging my batteries, rethinking everything, eating fabulous Catalan cuisine and discovering amazing Spanish wines. Gaudi and Dali have been my constant companions. No UCLA, no blogging, no composing, no dogs, no bills, no Los […]


Three portaits

September 1, 2007

Mark Del Vecchio Angus plays the piano Jim Kelly as Bacchus [Photographs © Roger Bourland]


New Teresina photos

May 24, 2007

Over the past five years I have had an annual photo shoot with my dear friend and trainer Teresina. Here are two (of the 500) from our most recent photo shoot. Teresina is passionate about her stationary bicycle, so this is a sexy pose with her buddy, the bike. The second one shows her surrounded […]

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