In October 2008, when I was a few months out of college and working a retail job that made me feel like a total waste of space, my brother-in-law called us and offered us two week-old kittens he'd found in a garage.
I jumped at the chance to escape my miserable work life and took some time off for an "emergency caregiving situation" (to this day, perhaps the biggest lie by omission I have ever told).
I was so lucky to find this wonderful piece today after finding one about Father’s Day, which I will post separately. This spoke to my heart in terms of my relationship with my mother, and also my relationship with Kiddo. Lovely!
It’s a festival. On the Queen Mary. In California.
Great tattoo artists. Amazing car show. But, but, but….BAD BRAINS!!! DEAD KENNEDYS!!! THE STRANGLERS!!!! THE FLESHTONES!!!!
And Oh My God – IGGY AND THE STOOGES!!! It’s like a ancient pseudo punk’s DREAM. Of course, I can’t go to Cali. I have my daughter’s field day tomorrow and other, you know, mom stuff to do. But part of my heart will be on that ship, drinking tequila, getting inked and seeing the bands that helped me vent most of that crankiness out in my actual teen years!!!
$20 for a paw print tattoo, and if done by Bryon Smith or Shannon Everheart, the full $20 goes to the program that actually rehabilitates people in prison. It’s good for humans, it’s good for dogs! Go show some love Ohio!
I had found a little blurb about an air conditioner falling out the window of Louise Wise Services in the 80s that landed on a man and killed him, so I googled the agency and this is what I found.
This is an old article written by Lisa Belkin. It’s really shocking and upsetting. Louise Wise Services, an agency that matched childless Jewish couples with babies seemed to have a whole lot of trouble telling potential parents the truth of where the children were coming from. Mostly mental hospitals. Check it out. It’s very interesting.
This is pretty messed up. Claire Nathan has a ta moko on her arm. For a much better definition and description of a ta moko, click on the link above. But suffice it to say that this is cultural marking and shouldn’t be considered your standard tattoo. Pretty extreme discrimination for Air New Zealand in my opinion. What do you think??
How many people are graced with his art? They get to wear it for the rest of their lives, and I think that’s awesome. But sadly, Richard had a heart attack, is very ill and is in need of a triple bypass to save his life. He needs our help to get that lifesaving surgery and to deal with what comes after that operation.
email@example.com is his paypal address, and any and all contributions will be gratefully appreciated.
For images of Richard’s amazing work – click here. Please share and repost – this is critical.
In the meantime, I’m sending prayers and love to Richard and his family. I hope you will too. My warmest thanks to Chuey Quintanar for allowing me to share to to hopefully help this great American artist and his family. Thanks everyone!