June pin-up . . . June Wilkinson . . . yeh, I know the month’s almost over, and it’s just about Friday, but . . .
Well the iPhone is alive and well . . . and android? . . . well it/they have a nice mascot/toy . . . to hang on your new iPhone . . .
Traded the Rival “rice cooker” that I got for father’s day for an Oster (which I had before . . . before I dumped water into it without the interior cooking pot inside) my new rice machine also has a steam tray . . . and makes PERFECT rice just like the old one did.
Oster Deluxe Multi-Use Rice Cooker, Model 4715
On another subject . . . looks as though publication of 36 Views of Manzanar will become a reality in the near future, thanks to Amazon’s self-publishing branch . . . got to decide how to illustrate the content so it’s a bit more than just text . . . probably will use an old aerial photo of the site as an introduction . . . Photoshop it a bit, you know, like sketch in the Tour” route and “map tack” the various locations . . . maybe some inscriptions and a garden or two – I have beaucoup photos that can be used if necessary.
Aerial view of Manzanar War Relocation Center . . .
Couple of cardboard reliefs for making relief prints – not proofed yet . . .
Cardboard relief above is “positive” image (fence and gate) and the image below is the “negative” or background “block” . . .
I also have the tour road brochure I designed for MNHS to use as a reference.
Photographed a “snow” lantern and a “lighthouse” or stone beacon out in Block 15 a few days ago (posted some fotos couple of days ago) . . . I might include one or two snaps . . . maybe in a photo appendix.
. . . first time I’ve seen prayer flags at the Manzanar cemetery . . .
An unusual fabric “offering” . . .
I should include some pics of artifacts, like marbles and broken ceramics (cups and plates, etc,).
Six poems from the unpublished manuscript 36 Views of Manzanar are included in the book “The Dirt is Red Here: Art and Poetry for Native California” . . . “Dog Policy“, “B Street“, “Pear Orchard“, “Kami“, “Pilgrimage“, and “No Thought“.
No Thought – – – “. . . near the old bamboo . . . there is one stone that fits my ass just so . . .
“The Dirt is Red Here” was edited by Margaret Dubin and published by Heyday Books in Berzerkley, CA.
. . . so here it is a few hours later and I’ve been docked at the electronic couch for about 6 hours . . . looking up post related stuff, eating “lunch” at 1430 (chicken breast sauteed in olive oil (X-tra virgin of course) with green onions and garlic and pita bread – ate it without the aid of domestic table service (used my fingers) . . . chased tha main course with a “citrus salad” cup . . .
Reading Nubby’s “Link Love” (must be Thursday) . . . and had a look at galadarling.com and saw that she still uses the “hipster PDA” on occasion. I carry one in the “hip” pocket of my Levis 501’s . . . yeh, and I still have my old Compaq Aero PDA hidden under some papers somewhere . . . remember the PDA’s, forerunners of the “smartphone” . . . ??
. . . when not in an extreme “mobile” situation (driving), I use the trusty iPod Touch cos I can blog from it and send e-mail . . . otherwise I rely on my hPDA to scribble stream-of-consciousness reamblings and “stroke-of-genius” brilliance . . . “stroke-of-genius” and “brilliance” . . . uh, is that redundant?? No matter . . .
Sent from my iPod to my e-mail and copied to the blog . . . oh technology . . .