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23.9 Miles From Malibu: Fancy, a Parable and the Modern Age! (LA FPI)

By Sue May

Parable (Greek παραβολή – parabolē), was the name given by rhetoricians (Greek) to illustrations in the form of brief fictional narratives.” (Wikipedia)

I loved Chris Farah’s live-illustration of Fancy! Farah’s one-woman show, Fancy! A Southern Gothic Camp Parable, is a peek into Farah’s creative genius, while her interview reveals her practical strong work-ethic yet passionate view on the creative process.

Fancy is a simple country girl with a mother who is determined to insure her daughter utilizes all of her inherited talents, and knows her place in life. Along with other impressive characters, Fancy’s mother bestows her worldly principles as Fancy embraces her side-splitting world of an Orleans high-falutin’ prostitute with heart.

The priceless lesson imparted during this modern parable is: If Fancy is able to embrace and love herself no matter what her circumstance she finds herself in, we are all capable of such enlightenment. Thanks Fancy for being you, and thank God for Camp!

Enjoy the video, it was a joy to create and a special thank you to Chris Farah.


Note that when I am unable to post on the LA FPI Video Blog for Women on the Fringe, due to specifically scheduled authors per each week, thus I will be posting here on Miles From Malibu.

(August 2013 Update: The video is now posted on Vimeo vs. embedded w/VideoPress in the WP blog. Sorry to those who were unable to embed the video on other sites.)

Directed, Shot and Edited by Sue May

Produced by Simplexity MediaWorks

“Dakini Power” w/Special Guest Lama Tsultrim Allione

by Michaela Haas, PhD | April 18, 2013

Lama Tsultrim Allione, bestselling author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons, joined me for the launch of my new book Dakini Power  at Diesel Bookstore, Malibu and spoke very movingly about the dakini principle, her own life, and women on the path.

Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West is the first book to feature the biographies of the most accomplished female Tibetan Buddhist pioneers in the West. The book features twelve stories of courage, determination, and wisdom by profiling renowned teachers such as Pema Chodron, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Thubten Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, and others.

Michaela Haas, PhD, is an international reporter, consultant, and visiting scholar at UCSB. She has been a student of Buddhism for almost 20 years.

393 Miles From Malibu: 1st Appellate District, Court of California, Case #A134729, Disposition, Malibu Lagoon

Today, the 1st Appellate Court of the State of California handed down a decision that will soon effect all Malibuites.  The Court denied the Appellants (#A134729) petition for a stay that would once again delay the June 1 start date.  You can see the PDFs of the following documents here: Case SummaryDispositionScheduled ActionsBriefsDocketTrial Court,  Parties & Attorneys.

The Disposition reads as follows:

Appellants have filed a petition for writ of supersedeas, seeking a stay of the construction project at the Malibu Lagoon. To support such a writ, appellants must show irreparable harm and “that ‘substantial questions’ will be raised on the appeal and must explain the underlying case in a manner that ‘facially’ demonstrates the merits of these issues.” (Civil Appeals and Writs, Eisenberg, Horvitz, & Wiener, ? 7:287 [citations omitted, emphasis in original]; see also People ex rel San Francisco Bay v. Town of Emeryville (1968) 69 Cal.2d 533, 537 [power to stay should be “sparingly employed and reserved for the exceptional situation.”].) The petition is denied as appellants have not met that burden; specifically, they have not demonstrated that the appeal presents an exceptional situation presenting a substantial issue on appeal that, even facially, has merit. The application by the City of Malibu to file an amicus brief is granted.

MFM: Preserve Malibu Cash Mob #2 (video)

Saturday, May 12th is the 2nd Preserve Malibu Cash Mob presented by Preserve Malibu… enjoy the sneak peek and see if you can guess the establishments!

Preserve Malibu Cash Mob #2
Meet @ PCH X Trancus Canyon Road
Saturday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (new location at 4 p.m.)
Spend $20 | Meet Three New People | Have Fun

Video Credit: Directed by Sue May | Produced by  My Dog Spot Productions

21.1 Miles From Malibu: Andy Weber, Photo Essay

Andy Weber, world-renowned Tibetan Thangka master painter, visited the Los Angeles area this past weekend. This posting features a photo essay of Weber, his students, and their art work during the two-day class on Tibetan Thangka painting. Weber, hosted by Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles (ACI-LA), directed by a Lama Marut. Thank you Andy, please return soon.

My own introduction to the world of Tibetan Thangka painting took place near the Boudhanath Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.

~ Andy Weber

Photo Essay: © 2012 Sue May

MFM: Malibu Lagoon Blessing by Dagmola Sakya (video)

Sue May, Editor
Miles From Malibu, Webzine

Produced by My Dog Spot Productions
Directed by Sue May

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**MFM is calculated from Malibu City Hall to a location, event, person, etc. in and around, and out of Malibu. Malibu is 21-miles long and approx. 5-miles deep – so don’t let the numbers fool you!

MFM: Sakya Family in Malibu 2012, Photo Essay

Dagmola Sakya & Family w/Friends in Malibu 2012

A very special thank you to Dagmola and the Sakya family for visiting Malibu. Thank you to Malibuites Carol Moss, for hosting and so much more, and Bibi Jordan for photographing the Sakya family.

Photo Essay Credit: Bibi Jordan and Sue May

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