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Bo-Ashley having recently graduated with a B.Sc. in Architecture and myself in recovery from back surgery: We stuck with a plan long in the making — a father-daughter road trip to Burning Man. Crazy, but fun and unforgettable. Regrettably all too short, so we’re planning a return run in 2016.  Read More »

My daughter by local artist Ryan Haugsjaa …

Ryan Haugsjaa artwork of Bo

Credit Ryan Haugsjaa “Bo-Ashley inkjet ink on paper 8 x 10”

Who would write such a “paper”?
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Viral piracy has pre-orders of Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés‘ book Go the F**k to Sleep at first place on Amazon’s Bestsellers in Book.

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Collected moss leads to an interesting garden in miniature. Read More »

Caption: Anton Hammerl, then and now …

I so admired Anton’s photography back in The Star* days I asked him how he did it. His answer stuck with me to this day. If you take enough pictures you’re bound to get one or two that are good. In fact, if I remember his words exactly, he told me “if you throw enough shit up against the wall …
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New York’s little Stonehenge is to be found just south of the Lemon Creek Pier in Mount Loretto State Park on Staten Island. The GPS location is 40.506552,-74.213588. I’ll be adding this to the list of day trips we’ll do this Spring, hence this post being still under construction.

Still to research: for a local brunch and for some local caches to find. Unfortunately the old orphanage on this property burnt to the ground in 2000, so there is no urban exploring to do — that I’m aware of yet. Read More »

Can’t find the time to construct a seductive missive, give unsolicited feedback, observe a holy day, file a grievance, hand-write an invitation, offer a candid apology or sincere gratitude? Then get thee to The Bureau of Communication to fill in beautiful retro art templates which can be over-stamped with additional heartfelt messages before emailing them out to your unsuspecting recipients …

Hmmm, must make my own version of this …

Newsday article on Bo-Ashley Brindley – May 2010

Something for my fellow South Africans to enjoy — and possibly which only they will understand!

Wimpy! You lekker breakfast. Bacon, boerie and eggs over easy.
Wimpy! You tasty breakfast. This one’s not for lighties or for sissies.
Wimpy! Best breakfast china. Breadie and your butter. Flippen hungry!
Wimpy! Bla bla, bla bla bla bla bla bla. Tune your mates, bokkies and your aunties.
Wimpy! Aweh!

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When you first read Harper Lee’s seminal work To Kill a Mockingbird you were probably tucked into bed with milk and cookies. Now it’s time to dust off the book and re-enjoy this gem, celebrating its 50th anniversary by shaking up a Tequila Mockingbird sundowner to enjoy it by …

Recipe: Tequila Mockingbird …

Ingredients: For one drink …

1 1/2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Green Creme de Menthe
Juice of 1 Lime

Method: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass! Read More »

Bo’s “We the People …”, the first runner up to this year’s Congressional Arts Competition. Here congratulated by congressman Steve Israel at Hecksher park today …

Links: Huntington Public Schools headline Brindley Honored in Congressional Art Competition

P.S. The Huntington High School gifted First Lady Mrs Michelle Obama with a copy of this work when she invited the high school’s fashion students to Washington, D.C. to participate in the events surrounding the donation of her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

It’s not often that a real physical object presents istself, when viewed at the correct angle, as an amazing optical illusion — as well as this one does. Well done Koukichi Sugihara!

Listen online to the two part vintage CBS radio broadcast of Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World narrated by the author himself.

Part One | Part Two