Again

Imagine sitting on a couch with a heating pad having taken pain medication and crying because the pain only gets worse. Nothing you do stops the sharp shooting pain from radiating through your arms and legs as you slowly shift your body weight as you move an inch; your elbows and knees as you bend…

Phoenix From The Flame

My Phoenix – aka a Czech Peacock A re-printing of “Phoenix From The Flame”(WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007) I have the desire to make sure my life is secure. That I’m doing things right. That I’m living my life the way I should. I love that feeling of security. Centeredness. Assurance. The knowledge that the path you…

Who Inspires Me?

I recently spoke with a woman about her photography course at the Pasadena Art Center. She told me about a questionnaire their Professor gave them on their first day of class. The woman complained about only having a few minutes to complete the form and I understood her desire to take it home. Quickly scribbled…

Inspired By Photographs

“Claire” – Photograph by Helen Alexis Yonov, 2010 A re-printing of “Inspired by Photographs” (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2007) As I was driving down Melrose Boulevard today on my way home after doing my tenth Pilates session, I looked to my left and saw a sign with a photograph of a woman’s legs on it and…

trains, planes and backpacking through europe

A partial re-printing of “trains, planes and backpacking through europe” (SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007) When I was eleven, my parents took me to Switzerland to go skiing while we lived in Moscow. Our train wound around the side of the mountain slowly, which gave us time to take in the scene outside our window. Having…