The Ciel Show

Friday, August 2, 2019

Nearly Saturday...

We got back pretty late from Denver, and Embers is letting me know I am not permitted to move for a while. The show, another work-in-progress, was a treat! Here's some information about it: Bill talks about the artist, Charlie Russel, about his life in late 1800s Montana and the West in general. He's been involved in a PBS documentary project, doing the voice of Russell, and that led to this. It's very personal talk about the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday excursions

Sunny and bright today... the weather, at any rate. I am off to my usual slightly sleepy start. This afternoon Charlie and I drive up to Denver to see a one-man show from and by and with Bill Pullman. Jack, his son, with whom Charlie made puppets for THE WILD HUNT some time ago--another of Pullman's shows--will be there, too. They have remained in contact since THE WILD HUNT. It will be fun to connect face-to-face again. Charlie has put in his notice at work, and is already feeling energized by... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Beyond Meat review

Had a char-broiled Beyond-Meat burger yesterday. Not bad... The char-broiling gave it a good flavor, though the texture was kinda softer than I like. Apparently they overcook very easily, and burn. Then I read a review online that says what with all the not-meat but still saturated fat (like coconut oil), the lack of nutricious veg ingredients (in favor of more meat-like textures) it really isn't all that much healthier than a regular ground beef burger. Yeah, okay then... Except for the cow.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Reading Day

Charlie asked me to read his almost 100-page story, and give it the writing-coach treatment. I did that today. The story is a fantasy with a sort of Chinese setting, but not defined as China. His world is full of kaiju. That's what Godzilla is, and all the huge monsters that populate that world, and Pacific Rim, if you are familiar with the couple of movies under that title. The word means, simply, Strange Beast. The whole mythos derives from ancient China:... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

a few new photos...

A few days back, I posted the images from a local flooding creek. Yesterday I took the shots showing the normal look of the creek. And another rainbow. If you look close, you might see that it's a triple rainbow! Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday busyness

Thunder and wind and rain... a bit wilder than CCT's misty day, and Mama Dove is huddled again on the nest where, I am guessing, there are new eggs. In another week or 10 days I'll be sure if there are not clearer signs before that. The weather has moved on... Over the mountains there are already more clouds building which could produce more of the interesting stuff. I am delighted with the rain, and that I don't have to water by hand every day. Charlie has now got definite plans to give up the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The garage is back!

Charlie takes things from the truck, from upstairs and various places at my request, and sticks them in the garage. I have mentioned before, a number of times, in fact, that the main thing is to keep everything accessible. I'm not sure this gets across as I intend. After around 3 hours of reorganizing, I can tell you what, if you have a storage area of any kind, you already know: just getting rid of cardboard, flattening boxes and putting them out with the recycle, creates a LOT of space! I save... Sign in to see full entry.

A day for the birds

It's another lovely morning here. When I have finished my coffee and the current episode/rerun of The Addams Family is done, I have designs on reorganizing the garage. Every time I ask Charlie to put something in there, he forgets the first rule of garage: accessibility. Charlie's Patreon thing is coming along. He has been conferring with other artists on the platform, for ideas on how to create his site and reward his patrons. The doves are sitting on eggs again, I'm pretty sure, and the little... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

It was the ideal job when he started...

The company he is working for has just fired his manager for simply inquiring about what they expect as proper notice for resignation. This is not the first weird, crazy thing they have done lately, either. They switched up the management team, brought in some new people to manage his manager, and now they will replace her with someone more like them. He really can't rely on working there much longer on the original terms which allowed him to pursue his arts even if only part-time, but on a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Finally we know!

Charlie got back the test results from his first medical checkup in years. I have worried about whether or not he has joined the family diabetic club--and in fact, he has not. His numbers point to what might be called pre-pre-diabetes, so eating smarter starting now, he can turn the trend around. And, having heard it from a medical professional, he is listening. After the medical appointment, we went out to see a movie that just came out: THE LION KING. He has seen it on Broadway, I saw the... Sign in to see full entry.

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