The gr8ful grind

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Friday, August 01, 2014


Le Petit Palais, taken from the steps of the Grand Palais. (Click on the photo for a much more detailed version) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Meanwhile out on the lawn: Looking out past the spa area and the ocean, to the BC mainland beyond. Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; May, 2014.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Looks like someone needed a rest stop. But I think they've been in there a very, very, very long time. (Click the photo for more detail) Redmond, Oregon; July, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


A very colorful chiropractic clinic along Mississippi Street on a recent Saturday morning. Portland, Oregon; July, 2014.

Monday, July 28, 2014


The Northwest part of the US is burning down. Over a million acres, over 400 square miles, have gone up in smoke, mostly from lightning strikes. If you click on this photo, you'll be able to see a forest fire in the foreground, another fire a couple of ridges behind that one with a secondary portion of it to the far left, and behind Mt. Jefferson is a HUGE fire--that's not regular clouds behind the mountain, it's smoke, with the tendrils of clouds rising up behind that. Taken from the slopes of Mt. Hood; July, 2014.

Friday, July 25, 2014


This could actually be the OCF motto. Heck, it should be all of our's motto! Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


There is an old saying here in Oregon: Summer doesn't start until July 5. Luckily, the OCF is always held the 2nd weekend in July. It gets hot. (Click the photo for a better view) Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July 2014.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


While walking the paths of the OCF, one must continually be on the lookout for the frequent fairy or wood nymph. Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


There seems to be no end to the very interesting and interestingly named booths displaying wares at the Oregon Country Fair. Elmira, Oregon' July, 2014.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Although the vast majority of incredibly costumed people at the OCF are female, the guys do get in the act as well. They just might not be as successful at it, we think. This guy had some creativity, that's for sure. (Click the photo to get a load of those eyes) Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Friday, July 18, 2014


As we walk the trails of the Oregon Country Fair each year, one place we must stop is the Altared Space, a place to meditate and contemplate. Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


It gets hot at the Oregon Country Fair and since people respect one another and accept most things that are not imposing on someone else, women are quite willing in the heat to decorate the pulchritudinous areas in quite artistic fashion for the rest of us Fair goers to admire. Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Co-headlining on Saturday at the Oregon Country Fair was one of our favorite new musical discoveries: The California Honeydrops. They were glad to see us again, and they had the crowd screaming for more by the end of their set. Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July, 2014.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


As we continue our look this week of the annual Oregon Country Fair, there was a moment: I looked at her, she looked at me. It was my mask. It was her mask. We connected. And then the moment was over. (Click on the photo to look deep into those eyes) Oregon Country Fair, Elmira, Oregon; July 2014.