Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Folks Festivals, Sculpture Gardens and Rainbows
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Feliz Diaz de las Madres y Happy Mothers Day from the Princess of Pensacola, Maya Sophia, baby Evan Alexander and father Ray to our mama, Melissa, baba Sylvia in Canada and Abuelita Elizabeth in Miami! Have a great wonderful day and make sure everyone else cooks you dinner - at least for today!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Pensacola's Mardi Gras festivities and traditions capture myths and archetypes kept alive through four centures on the Gulf of Mexico's Shores. The Cajuns say for this period each year 'laisser les bon temps roulee' - Mardi Gras Kings and Voodoo Queens, suped out harleys, Dolphin floats, mystic societies and magic hatters,
Traces of Greek and Roman Gods and Mississippi Delta bluesmen, vestal virgins with white winged horses. Is the pirate and conquistador legacy still very alive on the Gulf Coast? Gladiators, mystic symbols and conquering armies. Magic beads, gypsies, jazz musicians - fertility rituals anticipating Spring's approach on the Gulf of Mexico.
It was a beautiful sunny February day in Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola with the Princess and Evan and Melissa waiting and dressed to see the King and Queen.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
A magic day, magic park on Mardi Gras in Mobile, a secret garden.
Don't worry Maya, daddy hasn't joined the USO yet!
Incredible how it all begins Maya simply with a model for a plane called Kittyhawk and two enthusiastic Ohio brothers!
Still smiling and almost holding two children! Who is that pretty mamma next to that aircraft carrier.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
The magic moon of the Gulf's barrier islands with Melissa, Maya Sophia and Ray exploring the Emerald coast at dusk with mythic image allusians to previous Pagan elements:
Maenads, a Spanish conquistador's map, the Dionysian Greek God Pan, a red harvest moon, gulf tidal waves, butterfly satyr, historical Spanish Pensacola engraving, ancient Greek mosaic, dreaming baby, Maya with dress blown by Hesperus, gulf coast moons.
I wish to thank the producer and from the bottom of my heart, mama for bringing those first, second and third bottles of milk! Thank you and thank you again, mama - I really couldn't have done it without you!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Well, the last five years of our lives have been a real adventure - to say the least!!! At first, I thought I'd pull together our picture highlights and make some kind of sense here but after a few attempts I'm simply letting the magic ride with a Gulf Coast Stones cover and a few places we'd like to visit next.
The cast and usual suspects here so far:
Ray, Maya, Evan, Melissa, Pensacola Beach, New York, Miami, Melissa's Sexy Kimono Dress, Technology Conference Travel, Innovation, Plaza De Luna, Adventures with the Grandparents, Mayan Riviera explorations, Tulum, New York, The Met, Libraries, Art Galleries, Pensacola beach Architecture, Maya on the Sand, St. Augustine, Haitian Veves, Disneyworld at Night, Fishing with the Thrownet, Art Attempts, Miami/ Honduras Latin American Connections, A beach and pier with sleeping baby, sexy wives, proud grandmothers!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Yo soy un hombre sincero,
de donde crecen las palmas,
y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma,
Guantanamera, Guajira Guantanamera
Maya, Guajira Guantanamera!
The people have spoken - so there's now a full version of the previous 30 second trailers for “The Maya Chronicles – The Guantanamera Years”!
Three years on the Gulf - the Canadians, the Latinos, Miami Honduran connections, the Ukrainos, the new Americans - Maya and Evan - and a lingering Cuban melody played for the benefit of my old Miami compadres!
Yes, the waters are also blue here. I still haven't mastered how to fish with the thrownet yet – letting Melissa watches the babies onshore. I keep bringing home those books to read - Hemingway now for Melissa – the Old man and the Sea - now it’s the Maya and I on Emerald Coasts.
Gulf Coast Delta Blues with Pensacola's very own Blind Willie Johnson on harmonica with the Seville Square Blues Explosion – As May West would say, “I just couldn’t help it!
Historically, the Deep South Mississipi Delta guitar picking Gulf Coast Blues originate around here with Maya, Rimbaud, Richard Feynmann, and my latin American honey Melissa and her aunty Miraat Fort Walton Beach thrown in for good measure.
Shout out to the fire engine Red Flyer 4 wheeler and Melissa for being a good sport and putting on the Golden Little Bo Peep Outfit for our New Orleans Mississippi Delta Riverboat Queen Foray.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Trailer #1: The Maya Chronicles: The Gulf of Mexico Years: Part I
Trailer #2: The Maya Chronicles - Remix with Daddy and Bumblebee Costume
Special thanks goes out to to Maya Sophia Uzwyshyn and Tijuana Flats for his Guantanamera Cover!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Melissa later recalled a Peruvian Inca song, “el Condor Pasa” whose melody is well known in English. We found several examples of this haunting melody with images and video of this stoic, majestic and somewhat mysterious bird.
Andean condors are one of the largest flying birds. Adults can weigh over 30 pounds, stand over four feet tall and possess wingspans of up to 12 feet. The Andean Condor is a national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and plays an important role in the folklores and mythologies of many of South and Central American indigenous cultures.
The condor is also a vulture and member of the raptor family. It is speculated by crypto-zoologists as the mythological “Thunderbird”. The vulture family feeds exclusively on carrion and performs the function in nature of monitoring and disposing of potential sources of disease.
Various Indian cultures saw the vulture as a purification sign. The Greeks considered this bird symbolic of transformation. As old decayed flesh is removed, new life emerges. Condors are vital for the well being of other life forms. Their trust in the creative force to provide for them is unshakeable. In various Latin American indigenous cultures, the vulture is symbolic of death and rebirth, a mother symbol which also represents purification.
Condors ride chaotic winds and easily master the Andes wild mountainous gusts. King vultures were also popular in the Mayan codices and are regularly drawn and mentioned just as frequently as the eagle would be in North America. Mayan astronomical calendars also make mention of a meeting period of the the North's Eagle with the South's majestic and mysterious Andean Condor.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
This has been the Spanish district for the past five hundred years, you have a Latino wife and you dont' even know the meaning of Calle Hermosa!
At least someone's taking advantage of the sunny weather. Who was supposed to be watching Evan again?