• reLuxe Mega Round Up - April 3, 2016

    Woo-hoo, time for another reLuxe (mega) Roundup! What makes this one a mega roundup, you might ask? Well, this one’s got lots of pictures (below the fold). Back when I started this blog, we were limited in how much we could store on the server. Now there’re no limits, and...


  • Shine, Perishing Republic

    While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening / to empire And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the / mass hardens, I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots / to make earth.   --from...


  • Romantic Rendezvous at the reLuxe Ranch

    Now that we have a farm, and our lives are more attuned to natural cycles, I am beginning to understand the wisdom of celebrating Valentine's Day in February. With early vestiges of spring wafting in the wind and an abundance of cold, cuddly, starlit nights, romance is running rampant 'round...


  • Man on Wire

    ©2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris Images. Tonight Tasha and I watched James Marsh's excellent and inspiring documentary Man on Wire. The film is about Philippe Petit, the Frenchman who walked on a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center in August of 1974. Before watching the film,...


  • A World of Opportunities

    Happy New Year! New Year's may be my favorite holiday. More than just an excuse to party late into the night, New Year's is a time to reflect back on the previous year's accomplishments and highlights, but also an opportunity--literally "an open door"--to make plans for the future, starting with...