“There’s Technicolor and Cinemascope, a cast out a Hollywood, and the popcorn from the candy store, makes it all seem twice as good.”“Saturday Night at The Movies” The Drifters (1964)

It’s the ritual Americans do. It’s a ritual we’ve done since the beginning of “picture shows” and in…

My great grandmother Clara spoke of her Pontiac, the only car she ever owned that wasn’t a Chrysler with a pause, a wince, and then a smile. As a 5 year old, I would ask her over and over about her experiences with cars, which cars she owned, which cars…

I asked Dafina “So what exactly is your skin-care routine?

Her skin is always radiant no matter when, no matter what the situation. It’s not envy, it’s full respect when I sit and look. It’s awe of that stability and presence in a harsh world. …

You can say that I was a bit determined to leave.

Leave for months.

Spiritually I was long gone….

Damn the iced over streets.

Maybe I was ready to leave the same day I arrived there?

Sometimes you don’t want to visibly admit or account for your mistakes. Some people…

Photo by Jake Holt

Palm Springs looks beautiful in the photos. When I started writing this last year, I was scanning Facebook, looking at photos from Palm Springs Modernism weekend, wondering, debating whether I felt I was missing out on something. I revive these thoughts as I look at another set of Modernism weekend.

Laurence J. Jones

Mid late 30’s CIS Queer inhabiting the liminal space between race, class, gender, The Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest.

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