The Snoozeletter @ enema pkg"We have met the enema and he is us." --Walt Kelly, paraphrased

"Time for your sigmoidoscopy!" --Ben Dover, writer

The good news: after a regimen of 3 different laxatives (solid, liquid, and you-don't-wanna-know) during the last 18 hours, I am no longer completely full of sh*t...
Pix in Palm Springs Life: during the past few months, I've been taking photographs for the magazine's hey-go-see-our-website page (below). Upper left: the iconic El Mirador Tower, with its metal plaque sneaking outside the page frame, appeared on p.16 of PSL's February 2006 issue. I was so thrilled when my two pictures were selected for "the book"! Upper right: Daimaru XII, a sculpture near the Palm Springs Art Museum (later moved to a more photogenic location at the Convention Center), was on p.24 in March. Stuart Funk, PSL's Creative Director, surprised me that month by starting to run my photo credit, which is the teeny-tiny line of vertical text near the image's bottom-right corner. He also made me look good by airbrushing out a patch of dead grass and a whole lotta birdsh*t. Lower left: in April, I tried to get artsy-fartsy with the pic inside Welwood Murray Cemetery. This image is still my favorite: when you look at p.38 of the printed magazine, the grave marker actually glows. Lower right: on p.22 of the upcoming June issue (which should hit newsstands May 30), I wanted to capture the essence of PS baseball and ended up taking at least a hundred shots, on two different days. Although I was never really satisfied with the results, Stuart saved my butt—as he usually does—by doing a great layout with a photo featuring Mt. San Jacinto in the background:

Retro UFO Space Convention! I'm having WAY too much fun with this event, over on TDQ. 4 postings are up already, with 4 more scheduled for early next week.