Greatest Christmas Album Ever

What is the best Christmas music ever recorded?
(Bonus points for finding the misspelled word.)

Jackson 5?
Phil Spector?
What is the all-time greatest album of  Christmas  music ever recorded?
(And can you find the misspelled word?

Independence Week in the Neighborhood

Staying close to home during the extended holiday…

Aerial tram maintenance. Finished the job in only three weeks.

Tram cars wait patiently.

Putting it back together.


Protesters at Immigration & Customs Enforcement building face off with Homeland Security police.

ICE protest transitioning to homeless encampment? Inventory on adjacent Tesla sales lot disappeared for a week, but has returned. Demonstrators/squatters are not a danger to expensive automobiles?


Finding a quiet home on the river.

A nice place to raise a family… if only they wouldn’t shit on the pedestrian pathway.


31st annual Waterfront Blues Festival

Sunny afternoon at Waterfront Park.

The Mavericks tearing the proverbial house down.

Sun sets on music fans.

Weekend in Portlandia


Good in the Hood

26th annual Good in the Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Music & Food Festival, celebrating (non-gentrified) inner north and northeast Portland.


World Naked Bike Ride

“a protest against driving and fossil fuel abuse, a rolling party, and a demonstration of the unifying power of bicycles”

And illustrating that some people should not be naked in public.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protest

8:00 am Sunday – protesters still asleep.


Milk Carton Boat Races

A half-gallon milk carton will float four pounds.

Boat building and navigating skills vary.


And non-milk-carton boat traffic on the river…

Postcards from JazzFest

New Orleans is a majority non-white city. At the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, most of the workers were African-American. The majority of the performers were black, although most of the closing main-stage artists were not: Sting, Rod Stewart (filling in for Aretha Franklin, who cancelled) and Jimmy Buffet the first weekend; Lionel Richie, Beck, Aerosmith & Trombone Shorty the second.) The crowd was almost exclusively white. I don’t get it.

The Batiste Family – Father and Sons

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams

Sunday church services

Can you find Rod Stewart in this photograph?

Just a few of the necessaries


The Other Beignet place

Rita Mae’s – better food and more attentive service than most of the fancy eating places. Hand-lettered sign: “DO NOT USE SUGAR PACKETS TO LEVEL THE TABLES”