Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012

Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012
Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas at Luche Libre Taco Shop in San Diego, March 2012

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Lakewood Museum Of Discarded Art Autumn 2017 Exhibition

For your viewing pleasure, the Fall 2017 exhibition of the latest additions to the Lakewood Museum of Discarded Art.

This is where artwork by a variety of anonymous artists that I have stumbled upon in thrift stores, junk shoppes, or garage sales is displayed and preserved for posterity because, well, why not?

A few of these are really nice and beg the question, "Why would anyone not want this?'













Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Gypsy Who Read My Palm


A very long time ago a rather peculiar woman I had encountered on the midway of the Walnut Festival (held annually in Walnut Creek, Ca) read my palm.

She claimed to be a gypsy, born with mystical powers and possessor of incredible insights.

This woman told me that, due to the firmness of my palms she knew that I was a straightforward person, and because my hands were large, especially at such a young age, I would probably become a very detail oriented adult, the type that over-analyzes situations.

She also said that, due to the large number of lines that criss-crossed my palms, I was probably the sensitive type, and would always be so. 

Se told me something about every major line that crossed my palm - the heart line, the life line, the fate line, etc., but I cannot remember what she specifically said each one meant

What I do remember is that she said that my thumbs, being thick and long, indicated I was a person with a strong sense of purpose.

At the time I was in my mid-teens and had yet to develop the healthy, skeptical attitude I possess now, so I somewhat thought it was cool that she could tell so much about me by just looking at my palm.

I'm still looking for that sense of purpose.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Everybody Wants

Everybody wants to end conflict
                            As long as it's ended 
                                      On their terms

Everybody wants everyone 
                            To be educated
                                      As long as everybody learns 
                                      What they want them to learn

Everybody wants everybody 
                            To get enough to eat
                                       As long as they're eating 
                                       What they want them to eat

Everybody wants everyone 
                            To be treated with respect
                                      As long as they 
                                      Are respectful enough to understand 
                                             Their place

Everybody wants everybody 
                            To be able to earn a decent living
                                      As long as it doesn't disrupt the                                                Hierarchy of the workplace

Everybody wants everyone
                            To be regarded as equal
                                      As long as they know that means 
                                      You have work your way up to being                                               Equal

Everybody wants everybody 
                             To figure it out
                                           As long as the way they figure it 
                                           Is in line with their thinking

Everybody wants everyone 
                            To be free to speak their mind
                                             As long as they watch 
                                             What they say when they are                                                             Freely speaking

Everybody wants everybody 
                            To find a god they can believe in
                                          As long as that god is the same 
                                          As the one they believe in

Everybody wants world peace
                                          As long as it's peace the way 
                                               They want it