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, October 31, 2014


He's a Joker, he's a smoker, he's a midnight toker. Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 202.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize your neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of Hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And the grisly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of THE THRILLER!


Clackamas, Oregon; October, 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you. (Click the photo for a better view) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


It's the time of the season. The neighborhood is getting all decked out. (Click the photo for a better view) Clackamas, Oregon; October, 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014


I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to arise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash, 
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Bucolic outdoor still life as a bicycle rests easily against the building in the late afternoon. Somewhere along the L'Yonne River, Burgundy, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


The accoutrements of the Chinese calligrapher rests easily at the end of the desk. Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland, Oregon; October, 2014.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Maybe you'd feel differently but as we stood on this balcony and looked about, it felt like someone should be shooting a Frank Sinatra movie or something. (Click the photo for a better view). Navarre, Florida; April, 2014.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Our fair town is pretty well known as a place where people are really into bicycles. On a recent photo walk, we discovered this wall along Alberta Street. Portland, Oregon; September, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014


During the 80s and 90s, we'd go to an Oregon Ducks game and sit in the rain to watch a mediocre, to somewhat ok Oregon team, depending on the year. During that time, we attempted to always go to the home stand with the hated UW Huskies. During that era, Washington was a national powerhouse whose totally arrogant fans would follow them down the freeway to Autzen Stadium and obnoxiously get in the faces of the Duck faithful. Times have changed. Thanks to a totally great birthday present, we were able to attend this past weekend's game against the Dawgs. With Oregon now being the national powerhouse team in the Pac-12, it's incredibly difficult to get seats. Anyway, this was our seat, exactly in the middle of the end zone. And we also got to watch our team Huck the Fuskies for the 11th straight year. Life is sometimes very good. An added bonus was before the game, they feted the 1989 Oregon team that went to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA, the only bowl game we've ever attended and still the coldest night we've ever experienced. That bowl win was the beginning of the Oregon turnaround. Taken with my iPhone 6. (Click on the photo for a better view). Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon; October, 2014.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Graffiti and Paris go together like a horse and carriage. This artists used the cracked indentation of the building's wall to enhance the piece. Somewhere Bellevue, Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Here's another shot of Bill Payne and Leftover Salmon from last weekend's show. (Click the photo for a better view) Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon; October, 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


A soaring eagle greets passengers arriving on the ferry. (Click the photo for a better view) Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2014.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Autumn is showing its face in our neighborhood these days. Clackamas, Oregon; October, 2014.