Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guess Where?

No trip would be complete without an Elvis sighting.

Viva Las Vegas!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

"O" what a beautiful show

Browsing the botanical garden at the Bellagio before the show.
Animated eaglets.

Forest face.
Beautiful bronze statuary on display.

With a cast of 96
a watery aerial
come to life.
Technology drew me into dreams
as I felt sleepy by the end,
although my sympathetic kinesthetic response
got a great workout.
The stage was huge and oftentimes filled.
I'd go see it again
to see what I missed.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Global Oneness Project

is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Pay it forward.

I love stop motion video and this is quite nice.

Triple digits and S-E-X





Gorgeous physicality.
Playful sensuality.
Mesmerizing musicality.

Thank you Bernice and the rest of our circus family.
What a L-O-V-E-ly show.
A big thumbs, well, ok, members up, hehe.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Outdoor World Indoors

A combination hunting store and taxidermy museum. Lifelike animals posed and balanced precariously amidst waterfalls and ponds stocked with fish, ducks and turtles. Man-made nature in the comfort of the indoors, where you can purchase the latest technological advantage to hunt your beast of choice.

Diver feeds the rays and gives a play by play.
As usual, nature draws SRO.
I can't help but wonder, "Will someday soon this be all there is?"
Look! My name in lights. Kinda.

Headed downtown to Vintage Vegas
in search of slots that dropped coins instead of slips of paper.
KaCHING! Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink. . .

Won $250
The 'chi' is with me.
Life is good.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

All you need is LOVE. . .

All the money in the world
can't guarantee success.

Beatle's music
Soleil staging
What could top that?


How about heart and soul?

No matter how much confetti,
flying limbs
colorful costuming
dazzling lighting
levels of stages
projections, fog, streamers,
parachutes, umbrellas, trampolines
ladders, wheels, zany characters,
etc., etc.

it's difficult to improve on
music that wasn't
written as accompaniment.

What's that I feel?
A speed bump?
Or John Lennon turning over in his grave?

The sound system was as perfect as it could get,
for reproduced music.

I would have rather sat there with my eyes closed
and traveled into my own visual imagery,
than feel befuddled and let down
by every trick in the book
trying to impress me.

the slot machines say it all.

Colorado Springs In & Out

3/4 moon and snowcapped mountains
highway disorientation
can't tell up from down
except by the sound of the engine.
Midnight travels
the road unrolls before us
as the painted lines curve
from side to side
over and under
around and down the mountains.
Matte black
when the moon is hidden
behind the jaggedy edges
slippery water reflection
guardrails glisten
tunnels hum.
Miles counted in time
fall behind us
one by one.
In the midst of mountains
you realize
anything is possible
everything already is.

Loveland Pass

A word to the wise.
If you purchase a vehicle
that has been sitting perhaps
for awhile
and one tire blows
replace the rest.
Because they are probably
dry rotted and will
be chewed by the road.
Mmmm, munch, munch, munch.
This would be #4.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pikes's Peak vs Peak Oil

These Swiss railcars are self-contained units, powered by two Cummins diesel engines mounted underneath the seating area. They are diesel-pneumatic. Generators driven by the diesel engines provide the power to traction motors for the ascent. The braking is done through a pneumatic retardation system, and the diesel engines must idle on the return trip.

Almost there. A brief stop at the Marmot hotel.
The whistling, yellow-bellied marmots are too cute!

The view was awesome. The windy gusts blew my hat off my head. Feeling light-headed from the altitude I wasn't about to chase it to the edge of the cliff. It was frigid cold and felt like pure chaos as the wind whipped into a frenzy. They closed the auto road and we re-boarded for the ride down.

Fade to black

Came across this article about peak oil. Wake up, wake up, up wake!