Video: Me in Connie DK Lane’s Linear Amplitude art installation

Yeah! My friend, artist Connie DK Lane, is having another show (here's an installation she did to honor lives lost to COVID-19 here, this was an earlier show -- and this is another I performed in). Please join us. Below are her official info and description... "Connie DK Lane’s work is born of her emigration… Continue reading Video: Me in Connie DK Lane’s Linear Amplitude art installation

Flamenco Fusion by da-AL

"Flamenco & the Sitting Cat" is the title of the first of my soon-to-be self-published novels. The 'Sitting Cat' part of the title refers to the geographical shape of Iran... I grew up with only classical music -- and flamenco music and dance. My father, who left Barcelona in his mid-20s, wanted it that way.… Continue reading Flamenco Fusion by da-AL

How’s your public library? by da-AL

How often do you use the public library nearest to you? Books are heaven to me (I'm in the middle of writing two novels!) — but here in Los Angeles, they’re not the only reason to I love them. Any California resident can get a Los Angeles County Public Library card. All services are entirely… Continue reading How’s your public library? by da-AL

Happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by da-AL

Get out your candy corn and candles and costumes! It's Halloween and Dia de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead. Do you celebrate them?

Do Dogs Laugh and Smile? by da-AL

Whenever I look at this photo of my sweet doggie, it makes me smile back at her huge grin! Which animals have you seen smile? What made them laugh?