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Monday, October 30, 2006

Cal Benefits Training

Cal Benefits Training, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

I laughed, I cried, I took a lot of notes.


Altar, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

R.I.P. Miriam

Sunday, October 29, 2006


cupcakes, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cathy brought these to our pre-theater party last night. Delicious.
Tara & Dave came too.


Grafitti, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Market & Fell Street, San Francisco.
Somebody obviously went to a lot of trouble -- get over the fence, rig up some kind of spraycan-on-a-stick apparatus, avoid detection -- to write "HCM". I guess that means something to somebody. Oh well.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"What happened to peace on earth?"

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Medea Benjamin (of CODEPINK) interviews Willie Nelson on the war in Iraq, and voting the bastards out.

Give Peace a Vote!


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HAP's Talent--review copy

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HAPs Talent is providing direct client services to San Francisco's neediest.? And squashing cockroaches.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

RiffRiders at McGrath's, Oct 14, 2006. "St. Thomas"

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Some cowboy jazzgrass at an intimate wateringhole in Alameda, CA.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Ray-ray, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Look into his eyes. Look at them!
You can not look away.

Autumn Sky

Autumn Sky, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Looking West from 17th & Harrison.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Q2 go pop!

Q2 go pop!, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Oh, crap. I'll never get this circuit right.

Squiggle 'Roonie

Squiggle 'Roonie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At Silka's yesterday

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Ray, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At his tub


Pearl, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Under her lamp

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ted's Dance (with endtitles)

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This is a very early fragment from the HAP talent video that we're building. I just want people to see the tone of what's beiong done. Cast your eyes upon Ted's BRILLIANT interperetative cockroach dance. If two or more people want to turn in like-minded performances, it'll help to round out the sequence.

We're Busy at HAP

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Here's an early cut of the opening sequence of the 'busy" portion of the talent video. More HAPsters will be added as I collect more footage over the next week or so. Anybody who wants to be included in this can be, and anybody who wants to opt out is free to do so, too.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Before the Library Opens

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From the "before" series.

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