The Consummate

I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, life, love, oldies, relationships, sex by the consummate on March 22, 2013
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It’s Time to WOMAN UP

Posted in california, family, Feminism, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 18, 2013

mamikashaving

 

Dear Mother –

It’s time for you to woman up.

xo,
Your Daughter

Hospice Meeting

Posted in california, family, life, love, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on January 15, 2013

Today was the first meeting with hospice.

My father is dying.

There is no turning back.

I Love My Daddy

Posted in california, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on November 27, 2012

Grateful to be in California, so happy I can spend this time with my pops. No matter what and where I am or with whom, I am and will always be daddy’s little girl.

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Silence > Bullshit

Posted in art, artists, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, relationships, WTF by the consummate on October 15, 2012

 

Keeping my mouth shut.

Girls at The Bowl

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 10, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends. At the Hollywood Bowl last night, we rocked it!

The Hug Inspired By a Hug Awaiting a Hug

This hug was inspired by a hug we witnessed while awaiting our hug from Amma.

This is my inborn nature.

Posted in artists, beauty, california, life, love, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on June 17, 2012

Regarding her embracing of others, Amritanandamayi commented, “I don’t see if it is a man or a woman. I don’t see anyone different from my own self. A continuous stream of love flows from me to all of creation. This is my inborn nature. The duty of a doctor is to treat patients. In the same way, my duty is to console those who are suffering.”

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NOELC

7 March

Send Out The Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. He didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. He did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts will reach the person being prayed for. If the person deserves to receive them, he will. Even if that happens, don’t think that your prayer literally cured him. Your prayer helped him.

Peaceful and healing thought forms spread, and the person who is ready to receive gets healed. That is the power of prayer. Prayers bring powerful thoughts. If the sick person really looks for it and wants it, he or she can use it. You simply make it available. But you cannot force it onto him. If his previous offence was that big, his own destiny might cause him to reject the prayer. Such a person cannot be helped.

Don’t think that because you appeal to God, God simply obeys you. That would mean that God doesn’t love that person, and will only help him because you prayed. No. You should remember that each one is God’s child. God doesn’t wait for your prayers in order to take care of His children.

Your duty is simply to send the prayers. If the person for whom you’re praying is ready, he or she will receive the prayer. If not, somebody else might get the benefit. That is why we pray for the entire world.

Send out the prayers, broadcast. Whoever tunes in, will receive it.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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Conceivably, It Is What It Seems

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, new york, plants, relationships, san francisco by the consummate on March 2, 2012

Yes, you were correct my dear. He was a manipulative asshole. As soon as I could tell him in person to fuck off, I did.  You would have been proud. I’m just sorry it took me so long to make that realization on my own.

Today’s DIY

Posted in art, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, oldies, Party, sex, subculture, WTF by the consummate on February 26, 2012

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Wave of Love

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on February 14, 2012

 

Feeling a sudden wave of love…

Fever!

Posted in art, artists, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 3, 2012

I rang in the New Year with a feverish bang.

That is a FEVER lasting nearly 24 hours. I’m thinking 2012 is going to be a scorcher! More fire!!!

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Just Close Your Eyes And Think For A Minute

Posted in animals, art, artists, california, family, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda by the consummate on December 22, 2011

Just close your eyes and think for a minute, “Does the whole world love me? How many people don’t love me? How many animals don’t love me? How many plants don’t love me?” Then you will know yourself how healthy and happy you are.

God is love. That is the essential teaching from all the scriptures. If we want to experience God, we should express that love in our life, just as God loves everything and everybody. God loves a rat, a cat, a dog, a donkey, a pig, a sinner, a saint, an idiot, a scholar. The most beautiful and the most ugly. A good dancer. The one who doesn’t even know how to walk. (more…)

Big Shot On The West Coast

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 13, 2011

Papa large here.
Living the life of a toothless* senior with Woody Allen anxiety issues. ARI. (more…)

El Matador Playa

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, humor, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 12, 2011

El Matador Beach, California

Thank you Tito for taking this lovely photo! What a beautiful way to end of lovely day on the coast! xo

Intern Duties

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 7, 2011

My intern, in her tiger costume, dutifully walked my dog, in his devil costume, on Halloween. I was too busy at work being a dead revolutionary to walk him but not busy enough to take the picture and discover this was my intern’s first dog walking experience, ever. Glad I could contribute to a first.

 

 

Fast Times

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, doo wop, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 5, 2011

I Just Can’t Keep Myself To Myself

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 4, 2011

Myself to Myself – Romeo Void

They Shut It Down

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 2, 2011

Let’s keep it going folks.

 

 

How About This?

Posted in art, artists, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, music, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 31, 2011

Why don’t you take your social regulations and shove them up your ass?

Bun Up

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, subculture by the consummate on October 11, 2011

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Because The Night

I read Just Kids this summer… thought of you.

 

Go To Sleep

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on September 20, 2011

Lucky for me, I slept 9 hours last night!!!!

Go the F to sleep… (more…)

OBEY

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, subculture, WTF by the consummate on September 19, 2011

Protesting LA’s moratorium on legal mural scapes. WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES + WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JOB!! 🙂

 

 

 

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Hello New Life

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette


 

Union YES! [Which Side Are You On?]

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, experimental video, family, film, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on September 5, 2011

I stand with labor. I am so proud to be the daughter of a Union man. I am proud of all workers across the globe and especially those who have made sacrifices for the many.

“It’ll take more than a union law to take the fight out of a [wo]man” 

Which Side Are You On? – Billy Bragg

 

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Whatever Happened, I Apologize

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on July 4, 2011

Hey Baby, It’s the Fourth of July

Fourth of July (demo) – X

RIP WINSTON KITTY

Posted in animals, beauty, california, friendship, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 6, 2011


RIP “WINSTONIAN”

Winston*, named after Winston Churchill, has gone up to the great sky where he will join the likes of  Mitten, Blossom, Tiger, Diddle, Forest, Panna + Opi kitties. I am so sorry Winston that you were unable to say a nice good-bye to my mother but I know you will be happier on the other side of the rainbow bridge with the rest of our beloved four-legged brothers + sisters. Smile down upon us often.

*this photo was taken on his last day with us. Not too bad for someone suffering from kidney failure. He purred till the end.

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Don’t Stop

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, health, life, love, new york, spirituality by the consummate on May 3, 2011

Keep moving forward. Don’t get caught up in your head. Keep going, move. GOOOOOO!

Integratron

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, health, life, love, music, spirituality, subculture, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on April 16, 2011

Grow Strong In The Desert

Posted in beauty, california, life, plants, spirituality, travel by the consummate on April 12, 2011

Authentic Peace

Posted in beauty, california, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on April 10, 2011
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I NEED YOU TO

Posted in animals, california, family, health, life, love, new york, relationships by the consummate on April 6, 2011

Sunday Girl

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, music, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation, WTF by the consummate on February 20, 2011

Little Darlin…

Posted in artists, beauty, california, life, love, music by the consummate on February 14, 2011

Here comes the sun…

Nina Simone
The Runaways
Nick Cave

Masonic & Ashbury

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Challenger Way

Posted in california, design, family, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, oldies, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 28, 2011



American Jesus – Bad Religion

25 years ago today I sat in the computer lab at school while Mrs. Ryan aired the live broadcast of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s launch. Kindergartners and 1st Graders were seated in anticipation as most of our daddies and mommies had lent a hand in building the space craft. The Challenger had been towed down 10th Street East on its way to Edwards Air Force Base where it was to be place on top of an airplane and flown to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

That day in Mrs. Ryan’s class is deeply seeded in my mind. The Challenger symbolized the hope of my youth, in the US during the 1980’s we were filled with possibilities and a desire to advance. At the height of its growth and the fastest expanding city in the US, my town, the largest Aerospace community in the world, the Challenger meant progress and a job well done. It meant they were all moving in the right direction. Blue collar workers were confident in the prescribed dose of Republican bullshit and propaganda. We were, after all, winning the arms race against the Russians.

My 1st grade class co-taught by Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Gunderson was apart of the process since Day 1 with building models, learning about the astronauts and visiting the plant where the Shuttle was partially built. The teachers were overwhelmingly enthused by Christa McAuliffe, the teacher chosen to ride in space as the first non-astronaut human. It meant a generation of children would know that teaching meant so much more than a classroom setting, it meant reaching the limits of space.

The explosion was something none of us could fathom. I remember being seated in a dark computer lab with my peers crying, unable to understand what happened. I think it was in the instance of the explosion that a whole generation of Americans realized how fragile we actually were. That sometimes lady luck isn’t on our side and on that day Jesus was not an American citizen.

Sets The Blaze

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, plants, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on January 24, 2011

Sets the Blaze – Hope Sandoval

I’m Just Saying

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, relationships, subculture, travel, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on December 31, 2010

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Wish They All Could Be

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, health, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, photography, tattoo, tattpp by the consummate on December 14, 2010

Don’t Block My Shine

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, fashion, friendship, life, love, music, new york, relationships, travel by the consummate on December 9, 2010
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You Don’t Know Me, You’re Dead Wrong

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, doo wop, family, fashion, film, life, love, music, oldies, Party, san francisco, subculture by the consummate on November 28, 2010

Nice found footage, I’m a sucker for Doo Wop gangs and vintage cityscapes (albeit ever so brief in this video).

California, I Miss You Today

Posted in art, artists, california, family, life, love, music by the consummate on November 22, 2010

She Appeared Then Disappeared

She was only here for 48 years but she sure did live.

Here she is taking a video of me speaking about HER. In my humble opinion, she never got the credit she truly deserved. But alas our gurus and real leaders reign with silence and humility. It is only the mediocre who tout their strength, skills and ‘wisdom’.  Having known her was a blessing.

The 2nd photo is of Ari’s waist – she was so proud of her beautiful waist after bearing children. She told me that before her husband was killed, she dreamed of his passing. I tried calling her last week to say hi and arrange a visit. Unfortunately, I was unable to reach her.

RIP ARI UP.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – The Slits

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Know Your Rights

Posted in california, Femimism, health, life, love, music, Party, WTF by the consummate on October 19, 2010


Know Your Rights – The Clash

Nov 2nd is just around the corner, are you voting America?

Teen Angels

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, judaism, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 11, 2010

I Feel You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, family, fashion, film, life, love, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on September 10, 2010

shout out to my brother. xo

Shana Tovah

Just Remember, America’s Right Behind You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, experimental video, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, subculture by the consummate on September 7, 2010

*one of my favorite songs, EVER. my friend scott has this record and we once listened to it over and over again at his old place in Silverlake.

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