Thursday, May 31, 2018


Photo by Patrick L Jones. Sunset on Kauai, 29 Mar 2018.
Blogging has been admittedly slow. I am a bit surprised this is now my 3rd post of May, and February, March and April were not real prolific either. Writing here has just been slow. I have been doing some research, but the words haven't appeared on screen. Perhaps that will change as the month shifts to June and we get into summer. I'll be traveling for meetings a bit in June but I should be able to return to more regular family history postings in July.

Behind the scenes, there's still some research happening, just at a slower pace. I've now had 1,467 posts on this blog over the past 6+ years. That's a lot of text, photos and family history nuggets. I do want to continue posting on the blog, but I haven't felt the pull of needing to write. I want to get back to that. There are more family stories to uncover and share. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Beyond the Streets

Photo by Patrick Jones. LA Hands by Slick. Los Angeles, 19 May 2018.
On Saturday I had the opportunity to see the awesome Beyond the Streets exhibition in Los Angeles. Many of the artists at this show I have had the opportunity to see in other places, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Aiko, Faile and Faith 47. Others were legends or influential artists whose work I was familiar but hadn't seen in person. It is a cool show and if you have the chance to see it in LA, go do it. If not, this will be traveling, likely next to New York. I took many photos, some of which I may share here. I have already put some of my photos in other places, such as Instagram.

On this trip I was able to explore Echo Park and hike in Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon. I've been to LA many times over the years, it is one of my favorite cities in the world. But Echo Park was a new neighborhood for me. It was nice to see a different part of LA, and makes me feel even more connected to the city.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cinco de Mayo

Photo by Patrick Jones. Casa de los Azulejos, Mexico City. 5 Mar 2009.