The Satorialist

Not all fashion is agreeable or pretty, but this page is definitely home to a wonderful mixture of beauty and creativity. Scott Schuman, the author, started the Satorialist to share photos of what he saw everyday on the streets of New York. Over the years it has expanded, and is now labeled by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 design influences in the world. To see for yourself, click any of the photos above.


John Barleycorn

There was three kings into the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.
- Robert Burns

Ok, so I'm on a photography binge. I'm realizing that. But oh well, I can't help it.
These photos are in honor of the latest fall pub sing that stole my voice.
For more on the legend of John Barleycorn, click here.



I just discovered Amy Tan, an American novelist ( National Book Award finalist and also a member of the band Rock Bottom Remainders along with Stephen King). She was diagnosed with lyme disease about 10 years ago, and has written a short testimony about the experience that I find both honest and inspiring. Her call to promote awareness about Lyme is really remarkable. In a world where it is discouraged to even acknowledge the disease's widespread existence, lyme patients are often too shy to speak out or hushed up when they try. No matter what controversies are raging in the medical world, lyme patients deserve the chance to be treated and to recover before it takes over their life.



How could she? I sat on the cold cement floor of Powells and literally howled. The Earthsea Trilogy has been one of my favorite fiction series for years. There's something unique about it. It is like a journey, an experience, a beauty captured in three slim volumes that catch your breath.
Frankly, I was surprised that Ursula Le Guin had it in her to write three unspoiled books. I respected her for it, even though her latest stuff is trash, at least she had written something once that was worth publication.
But she couldn't resist it, could she? Three unspoiled books just begged for a fourth. And so she ruined her one good series.
I'm feeling hopelessly bitter. I just read the worst novel in the universe. And it's Earthsea #4.