Architect Bart Prince.

Amsterdam, 2008.

Rolf Armstrong.

"Buddha", 2014.

Young men should discipline themselves rigorously in attention and courage. This will be accomplished if only courage is fixed in one’s heart. If one’s sword is broken, he will strike the enemy with his hands. If his hands are cut off, he will press the enemy down with his shoulders. If his shoulders are cut away, he will bite through ten or fifteen enemy necks with his teeth. Courage is such a thing.

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo, from Hagakure - The Book of the Samurai

Architect Bart Prince at home - Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Matt Hensley.

San Francisco, 1990s.

Aerial photography by David Maisel.

The allegory of a physical mountain for the spiritual one that stands between each soul and its goal is an easy and natural one to make. Like those in the valley behind us, most people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them, being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships. Some travel into the mountains accompanied by experienced guides who know the best and least dangerous routes by which they arrive at their destination. Still others, inexperienced and untrusting, attempt to make their own routes. Few of these are successful, but occasionally some, by sheer will and luck and grace, do make it. Once there they become more aware than any of the others that there’s no single or fixed number of routes. There are as many routes as individual souls.

- Robert Pirsig - from Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Home designed by architect Bart Prince - Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Hope you can join me this Sunday evening for some bike fun and heavy tunes.

"Breathless", 2014.

When you give rise to that which is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not give rise to it, what you do not have will destroy you.

- Jesus the Christ - From the Gospel of Thomas


Bart Prince residence and studio - Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You never gain something but that you lose something.

- Henry David Thoreau

Creatures of Comfort 2015 Spring RTW collection.

"Booze", 2014.

Dreph in Belfast, 2014.

Aerial photography by David Maisel. (Open mine in Carlin, Nevada.)

Buddha is our inherent nature—our buddha nature—and what that means is that if you’re going to grow up fully, the way that it happens is that you begin to connect with the intelligence that you already have. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into you.

- Pema Chodron

Natas Kaupas,1990.

Bart Prince, architect.

Lady Pink.

"80303", 2014.

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

- Robert Pirsig - from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Christian Hosoi, 1988.

Zio Ziegler.  I love this dude.

"4:20", 2014.

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo, from Hagakure - The Book of the Samurai

The architecture of Bart Prince.

Zoe Mozert.

1978 Chevrolet El Camino.

Altazurra 2015 Spring RTW collection.

Churches are empty; love-chambers are full of God.

- Osho

Charles Burns.

Lance Mountain, 1988.

"Wizards", 2014.

No one ever travels so high as he who knows not where he is going.

- Cromwell

My buddy Wes Lang in his old Brooklyn studio.

Carole Lombard, 1936.

Bill Danforth, 1980s.

"Van Halen", 2014.

Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed.

- Pema Chodron

Olivia De Berandinis.

Albuquerque, 2004.

What’s happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adequate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy-turviness. As a result we’re getting more and more people in irrational areas of thought - occultism, mysticism, drug changes and the like - because they feel the inadequacy of classical reason to handle what they know are real experiences.

- Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Norman Rockwell.

"Thin Lizzy", 2014.

Join us September 28th for the next REBEL8 Sunday Social.

McClelland Barclay.

I just got my DNA results back from  I found out that I should avoid soy, gluten, corn and sesame.  Wish I would have known that when I was a teenager.  If you can afford it, I highly recommend ordering a test kit based on your diet.  

Charles Burns, from Black Hole.

Sally Blane, 1920s.


The Free State Project stands out as one of few ideas that could produce tangible change in our lifetime. The vision of Christian gun enthusiasts buying hand-painted targets from pot-smoking artists, laughing together while they give the tax man the finger, is beautiful enough to make the move.

- Doug Stanhope

"Seasons", 2014.

Painting by Zoe Mozert.

Norman Rockwell, age 25.

Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward.

- Pema Chodron

Dorothy Gulliver, 1929.

Mark Gonzales, Paris, 1980s.

"Saxon", 2014.

The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - which is to demean oneself.

- Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

#12.  Albuquerque, 1981.

"Samadhi", 2014.

If I left my house without my camera, my heart would probably start pounding and I would get all tense. That thought freaks me out. I wouldn’t be able to take it. Maybe it sounds cliché, but I really do feel like I am one with my camera. I like to compare it to martial arts, when you practice some moves so many times that — when you need to use them — you don’t think, you just react. Thinking is the enemy.

- Boogie

Madeleine Ozeray, 1930s.

Rad magazine, August 1988.

McClelland Barclay.

Charles Burns.

If you fast you will bring sin to yourselves, and if you pray you will be condemned, and if you give to charity you will damage your spirits.

- Jesus the Christ, from The Gospel of Thomas

"Rockies", 2014.

Tony Alva, 1978.

Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare.

- Pema Chodron

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

Rose Dolores, 1930s.

Denver, 2014.  Photo by the Anarchivist.

"Penitence", 2014.

Don’t believe everything you think.

SF, 1994.  My style hasn’t changed much.  Dave Schubert photo.

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

- John Howard

Charles Burns.

Rolf Armstrong.


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