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It has been super busy, and am in the midst of preparing for a number of surprises that I hope will please you! I’ve been able to figure out a way to get time off to attend Film Night at the Seattle Art Museum on Friday, August 6th, thanks to Mischa Cronin (Twin Peaks Archive), Dugpa.com, Greg Olson (Seattle Art Museum), Kristen Makarczyk and Chris Spitale.
LOTS of my photos and surprises will be there with a sneak peek at what we’ve been working on with regards to the book and stuff that you fans have been asking about.
Gotta go now, but keep an eye out for more info to come your way!
Posted July 21st, 2010. Add a comment
Still working on the book and various other projects, trying to fit everything into my very busy life, and trying to still have some time for life itself. So, although progress is slower than I would like, it goes well. I also have some other surprises planned, and am working on them, too. I will be away for a bit on an annual trip I make with my mom and her friends (my play aunts and uncles), with whom she was interned by the US government during World War II. I admire so very much their courage, faith, endurance, patience, ethics and strength to have endured what they all went through during that time. My dad and many others were part of the 442nd Infantry Regiment.
Following is an excerpt from Wikipedia on this subject: Most Japanese Americans who fought in WWII were Nisei, Japanese Americans born in the U.S. Nevertheless, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Japanese American men were categorized as 4C (enemy alien) and therefore non-draftable. On 19 February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing military authorities “to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restrictions the Secretary of War or the appropriate Military Commander may impose in his discretion.” Although the order did not refer specifically to people of Japanese ancestry, it set the stage for the internment of people of Japanese descent. In March 1942, Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt, head of the Western Defense Command, issued the first of 108 military proclamations that resulted in the forced removal of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast from their homes and placed in guarded concentration camps behind barbed wire, or (as the government euphemistically referred to them) relocation camps.
Posted May 14th, 2010. Add a comment
Did you know that James Marshall started off as a gifted artist when very young? He has been busy creating artwork depicting various characters from TP! As well, he has been working on some music, some of which is being used by world class talented healers. Do check his new stuff out, and look for more great artwork to come down the pipe soon…I do not think you will be disappointed! You can check it out at: http://www.musicmanjimmy.com …Enjoy!
Posted April 27th, 2010. Add a comment
Yay! The responses about the book have been just terrific, and I thank you all for your kind commentary and support. Work progresses, slowly but surely, and it is exciting for me to again view some of the images through which I am sorting. Tough choices are going to have to be made, but I look forward to seeing this through. Have a wonderful weekend, all!
Posted April 23rd, 2010. Add a comment
Most of the folks who successfully bid on the “Laura and Waldo” VSOP have received your items. If you have not, please let me know; I understand that the volcanic ash situation did affect many of those in Europe who purchased, but I did receive word from a number of you there that you have just been receiving your items. With regard to the book, though the going has been slower than I would like, it is going well. My work and “life” schedule are quite busy, so I only get to work on the book when I can make the time. It is very important to me that it is a terrific book, so I am not in a rush. However, I feel we are ready to reach another critical milestone and that we are in great shape at this juncture. That’s my update for now, and I’ll be in touch within the next few weeks…take care all!
Posted April 21st, 2010. Add a comment
Twenty years of “Twin Peaks,” and still going strong! Here’s to all whose lives have been so affected by the enduring, unique and historical series. TP has left indelible prints and footprints in so many areas and individuals, it is just incredible.
I knew early on that this was one of those very special moments in life, though the work and environment of the workplace were more than full of challenges. There are so many people, places and experiences I was fortunate enough to come to know, with which to work…there are so many memories there.
So, enjoy this special day in the life of “Twin Peaks.” I’ll take special care in sipping my smooth, black cuppa hot joe this morning…
Posted April 8th, 2010. Add a comment
I apologize for the lengthy wait for a new post…computer and internet crashes paired with being ill for a couple of weeks took their toll on me.
Work at sorting through many (!) scans of my images continues to take place, and I am still awaiting other scans of my slides to be completed so that I can all go through them. My desire is to choose the very best images possible for all of you, and it does take time.
The next steps include arranging, formatting and captioning…so, we’ve a long ways to go. Thanks to Twin Peaks Archive and Dugpa, along with Kristen (who is busily scanning the thousands of images give her thus far), we are well on our way to putting together a potentially enjoyable book of high quality.
Posted December 23rd, 2009. Add a comment
Thanks to all who have ordered from the store and for information about the book. I had a computer problem this week and lost a lot of my work, but bought some hardware and am working hard on the weekends and at night to get through the vast amounts of images to select the ones which mean a lot to me, and which I hope bring you much viewing pleasure.
I will be updating you all as more information becomes available, and apologize if I cannot answer the many e-mails being received in a timely manner. The more time I spend on e-mails (2 hours this morning alone), the less time I have to spend on the process of photo selection.
For now, I am jumping back to working on image selections, and will try to update you all on a bimonthly basis.