Today’s Outgoing Mail

Today’s mail includes hundreds of postcards for my new solo show that opens two weeks from today.   Are you on the mailing list?  Details below.

Time Travel Photos

Glama Rama Salon & Gallery   

304 Valencia Street (at 14th St.), San Francisco, California

October 11 to November 27, 2016 — Opening Reception  Saturday, October 15, 2016   7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

My latest series is called Time Travel Photos. My photos are cut, sliced and reconfigured to show both a present and a past.  Each is an image of San Francisco with interwoven photos of unspoiled, natural places in the Bay Area.  I choose locations that are close approximations to how the city looked before the arrival of Europeans.  For additional information and to preview the series see


Pues la meetup valenciana ha sido una pasada! Y dejo este temazo de Ojete Calor en recuerdo del concierto este que dieron en la calle y donde tan bien lo pasamos :D

Y quiero dar las gracias a @tulgaritas por comerse el marrón de organizar y hacerlo tan de puta madre :D

¡Nos vemos en la siguiente meetup!


Fireworks, Music and Puppets in Flames: Welcome to Las Fallas

To see more of Juan Carlos’ photography, follow @jcarumu on Instagram. Discover inspiring moments from the festival in Valencia, Spain, by exploring #Fallas2016.

(This interview was conducted in Spanish.)

Giant wooden puppets, over-the-top gowns and a deafening storm of fire and gunpowder: welcome to Fallas, one of the biggest festivals in Spain, taking place this week in the Mediterranean city of Valencia. “There is smoke all over the streets from the fireworks,” Valencian student and Fallas lover Juan Carlos Ruiz (@jcarumu) says. “Thousands dance to the music of bands playing in every corner and stop at the traditional food stalls offering paella and churros con chocolate, a must during Fallas.” Local artisans spend months building the satiric ninots, puppets made of wood and papier-mâché that rise up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall. They will end up in flames during the night of La Cremà (which translates as “the burning”) to pay homage to the fire while welcoming the spring. “This is my favorite moment. It’s such a magical night,” Juan Carlos says. “The city is covered by the light of fireworks and flames.” #Fallas2016

Found this list of free foreign language books!

For books in a foreign language like French, Spanish and even Romanian, look here. I hope you like it x

Project Laurens Jz Coster: Find Dutch literature here.
ATHENA Textes Francais: Search by author’s name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.
Liber Liber: Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.Biblioteca romaneasca: Find Romanian books on this site.
Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.
KEIMENA: This page is entirely in Greek, but if you’re looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.
Proyecto Cervantes: Texas A&M’s Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes’ work online.
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: Access many Latin texts here.
Project Runeberg: Find Scandinavian literature online here.
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Ketab Farsi: Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.
Afghanistan Digital Library: Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.
CELT: CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.
Projekt Gutenberg-DE: This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author.