Questions / Answers

May 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

“What is something you miss, OR something you’re thankful for, OR something you resolve to do?” [Question asked of all guests at the salon on January 11, 2020. All answers anonymous]


childhood imagination

I’m thankful for you all

Free Time

I’m grateful for my son

I miss sex.

I am grateful for transforming a crisis into an opportunity

I’m thankful for Costco hotdogs

Be okay with making mistakes

Thankful for: salon. Missed: salon.

I miss my grandma

I miss connection w/ my daughter

I’m grateful for my work

I’m thankful for my wife

I’m grateful for new creative projects and the fresh motivation it brings

I resolve to make decisions that lend themselves to my social and intellectual nourishment

resolution: Being non-judgmental

in 2020 I resolve to clarify and clean my mind and space

grateful for community

I resolve to walk

I miss tap dancing

I miss MONEY

I miss not caring

Thankful for friends & family

I miss playing music

I am grateful to have such an overwhelming access to art and worldly culture!

I miss reading for fun

I miss LOST.

I’m grateful for new friends

I resolve to have fewer thoughts!

You can’t kill my buzz, Chris. Even with this homework assignment.

Thankful for family. Resolve to spend more time w/ family.

I miss my friends that I haven’t seen in a while.

Baby Yoda

I’m grateful for January days at the beach

I resolve to seriously think about maybe perhaps starting the torturous process of buying a car

I miss “Tell Me More” on NPR.

I’m grateful for critical thinking

Grateful for

  • Redwoods,
  • Lakes and
  • Sunsets

I miss not having a smart phone

I am grateful for my parents for helping me prepare for college.

I am grateful for Google translate

actively share my creative practice

Salon (the answer to all three questions)

I miss the old Angel’s Flight railway in downtown L.A.

I miss watching Cartoon Network at my grandma’s house w/ my brother

I miss keypad phones

I’m grateful to be able to pursue my passion for writing and music

My health

I miss my mother’s excellent advice



March 12, 2020 § Leave a comment

This weekend’s salon will be postponed. We’ll let you know here when we reschedule our time to meet and hear poetry, listen to music, and look at art.

We love you all!

Next Salon: 3/14/20

March 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

You’re invited to our next salon:

Jeff Beck will talk about painting and surfboard shaping.
Allison Benis White will read poems from her latest, The Wendys.
Wam Dingis will play some tunes.

+ surprises (party game? comedy record listening party? extra guest presenter?)

Bring a friend, your sweetie, your neighbor, or just yourself.



SALON: Jan. 11, 2020, 7pm.

January 6, 2020 § Leave a comment

Bring a bottle of wine, or a bottle of seltzer, a friend, or just yourself.


Music: My Double My Brother
Fiction: Aimee Bender
Art: Chris Trueman

RSVP here: davidson94 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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December 31, 2019 § Leave a comment

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Zelda Rubinstein, Poltergeist

October 11, 2019 § Leave a comment

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October 7, 2019 § 1 Comment

[UPDATED, due to Artist Change!]
Saturday: We are returning to you our salon, at 7pm, with:

Ryan Callis sharing some painting.
Barrett Johnson playing some songs.
Amy Katherine Cannon reading some poems.

Conversation, amid good company, will follow.

You are welcome to join us! Drop me an RSVP or note of interest, if you’re interested, with questions, comments, tips, recipes, what you will: davidson94 [ at]

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September 28, 2019 § Leave a comment

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Salon Returns

September 27, 2019 § Leave a comment

After a two-year break, the salon returns to Long Beach, Saturday October 12, 2019. Details to follow.

Salon Reminder: TONIGHT AT 7PM!

April 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

Don’t forget! Our salon returns tonight at 7pm with poetry, music, painting, and sculpture. If you’re free, come on out!Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 11.20.50 AM

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