zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


whenever i'm having one of those days where i begin to think that life sucks, and wonder what it means to have significance, i surf on over to this beautiful, intelligent, thought-filled, uplifting photo journal weblog.

the archives are very much well worth checking out... gorgeous photos and wonderful tales of living a simple honest life.
(you can surf the author's archives by clicking on the site calendar)

sending out a big thank you vibe to photographer/writer/person-who-seems-to-have-it-together, Murray in New Zealand :)
nice to find comfort in the positivity of a complete stranger who apparently chooses to focus on the beauty of life.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

All Florida Indies


Listen to AFI Radio - All Florida Indies! http://allflorida.blogspot.com
All Florida Indies Podcast!

Been very busy lately looking for rewarding and fulfilling work and a new place to live while still keeping up with the usual stuff life throws at us on a daily basis.
Turned down what would seem like a 'good' job with a major airline.... just decided that the job would be way too boring, the commute too costly and because of the nature of the job, wouldn't be able to take time off and make full advantage of the free flight benefits. maybe kinda crazy for a wanna-be gyspy to turn down such an offer, but i really think my best judgement was operating at peak efficiency this time.
Will be moving into a smaller, very much less expensive rental property at the end of May... my current lease expires end of June, so i'll be able to make a leisurely move. hoping to take a bunch of possessions to auction in order to downsize the over-abundance of 'stuff' and raise a few dollars at the same time. hope the cats will like the new digs. and, me, too. we'll see. the lease is month-to-month... a good thing in case the very cheap rent is too good to be true!

And, the most exciting news is that i have taken a position as production assistant with one of my fav podcasts, All Florida Indies. Florida has a huge and active live music scene... one of the things i miss about living in Florida. i've listened to AFI Radio since June 2006 and have been turned on to lots of great music from independent musicians and musical artists from Florida. i've been working with Bing Futch, the host of AFI Radio, for only a couple of weeks, but i'm loving it.... as a lifelong music fan, i'm finding it a very cool experience to have contact with musicians on a business level.

Cannot help but to take a moment now to mention one of my absolute fav bands to be featured on AFI Radio.... Berman. i was totally hooked by Berman the first time i heard their song 'Lost Angeles' played on All Florida Indies podcast ([alert-link opens audio feed] show #9) and immediately purchased 2 copies of their first 2 albums, a copy for me and the others to send to a former musician and music fan friend in Europe. just recently purchased Berman's 3rd album (song 'Why Am I Still Here?' featured on ([alert-link opens audio feed]) show #38)... all three albums totally rock! besides hearing Berman on AFI Radio, you can check out audio and video on the Berman website. now, go have a listen! :)