MAD Listening

Madge takes matters into her own hands
and releases 6 songs from her leaked Rebel Heart
for our early listening pleasure.


listen here

2014 is the year I learned how to knit,
the absolute last thing I ever would have thought
I'd do and love to do!
Thank you, Vickster, for being the inspiration
behind all the MADness!

Let the Loopy Mango continue to unfurl.

MAD Missives

thoughts on The Interview, I mean the terrorists

Cherry Bombe is the BOMB

MAD Girl Crush: Kristen Kish

Who is Mimi Thorisson?

for the puzzle freaks in my life

best cultural moments of 2014

painting: ANNE SIEMS
Manolo + Olga
Havana, Cuba

Occupy Death

GIVING is a difficult and almost contemplative art form 
that has to be practiced to be done well; to learn to give 
is almost always the simple, sometimes heartbreaking act 
of just giving again. To stop giving in any situation is 
to call an end to relationship. 

Giving is an essence of existence, and a test of our character; 
it asks deep questions about our relationship to others, 
to our selves and strangely, to time itself: 
all gifts change with the maturation of their recipients. 
To give well, appropriately and often is to establish 
a beautiful seasonal symmetry between the urgency 
within us that wishes to be generous, and the part of the world 
that is suddenly surprised and happy to receive. 
To give generously but appropriately and then, most difficult of all, 
and as the full apotheosis of the art, with feeling, 
in the moment and spontaneously, has always been recognized 
as one of the greatest of human qualities…

~ David Whyte

~ from ‘GIVING’ from 
CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and 
Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. 

Sundays in Ojai

~ Maira Kalman

Mr Bojangles

Mr Bojangles, 2014
16 x 20
mixed media on wood


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