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We're offering a 30% discount off of our newest book, Small Homes: The Right Size, with the promo code SMALL30. Cheaper than Amazon!

My new car. Just kidding. #lamborghini

My Take on the '60s

Jim Morrison said once that when they (The Doors) finished a record, only then were they released to start thinking about the next one. When I finished Small Homes, I couldn't think what to do next. I'd sort of run the gamut of 9"x12' building books, each with about color 1000 photos, from Home Work to Small Homes. Retire? No way! I'm just getting warmed up.
About the same time there was an explosion of articles, TV specials, museum exhibits, and conferences rehashing "The Summer of Love." (Yes, I know I've written this before, but I'm further into it all now.)
Since my take on the years was so different from everything being written or presented, I decided to write my own version of the '60s. (I was there.) The project seemed to gather momentum as I proceeded. I started having fun. I hadn't looked back at those times in any sort of organized way, and I found myself not only marveling at what happened, but having new insights with the perspective of 5 decades.
Stop, children, what's that sound,
Everybody look—what's going down.
                             -Buffalo Springfield

New iMac!

I've been struggling with my 9-year-old MacPro for months. Continually hanging up, getting the spinning globe in Mail, Chrome, Photoshop, etc. Rick tried just about everything, but we just couldn't figure it out. Finally, rather than wait around for the new MacPro, we decided to go with this machine. Oh man, what a delight! Such elegant design, wireless keyboard and mouse, sparkling monitor. Rick's got it rolling, now tuning up before he takes off for Hawaii.
Just today started working on my book on the '60s (which is looking more and more like a book) on it.

27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
With the following configuration:
• 3.4GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
• 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
• 512GB SSD • Radeon Pro 570 with 4GB video memory
• Magic Mouse 2
• Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English

Mercedes SLX 350

Smallest 'cedes I've ever seen. 

Ship in Light Bulb in Museum in Mallaig, Scotland

This was in the Mallaig Heritage Center, a charming small museum in Mallaig, on the west coast of Scotland.

Jay Nelson's Latest Nomadic Home

Built on a Subaru Brat. Jay got the idea of the tiny wood-burning stove from Bruno Atkey.
http://www.jaynelsonart.com/

She's pissed!

Dust My Broom - Elmore James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0

Bride of Frankenstein

What a masterpiece! Funny, going back, looking at films years later, my perceptions are so different. This time it knocked me out. The lighting, the gorgeous black and white photography, the acting, the miniature people in the jars, Elsa Lancaster's electrifying performance at the end (she said she studied the swans in Regents Park, who were "…very nasty creatures, always hissing at you…" for the role).
Directed by James Whale.
You could do a 3-part series: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Young Frankenstein, all masterpieces.

Documentary film of the Romani People -- Latcho Drom - Taraf de Haidouks


The full movie: https://youtu.be/DTuXveZStUo

From Wikipedia: "Latcho Drom ("safe journey") is a 1993 French documentary film directed and written by Tony Gatlif. The movie is about the Romani people's journey from north-west India to Spain, consisting primarily of music. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival."
"The use of music in the film is highly important. Despite the fact that Latcho Drom is a documentary, there are no interviews and none of the dialogue is captioned. Very few of the lyrics are captioned and the whole film relies heavily on the tone of music to portray emotions and the history of the Romani. Music is included from the Romanian Romani group Taraf de Haïdouks, La Caita (Spain), Tchavolo Schmitt and many others."