News and commentary by Fred Owens in LaConner, a small town in the Skagit Valley. The story behind the name: There was once a grocery store in a quonset hut, run by Mr. Grobschmidt. Clyde, an old drunk who lived out on the river, thought that Mr. Grobschmidt looked like a frog, so he took to calling the store the "Frog Hospital." Now the quonset hut, Mr. Grobschmidt, and Clyde are all gone -- only this blog survives to carry on the Frog Hospital tradition.
Los Caballeros, the singing gentlemen of Mexico, lead us -- lead me,
anyway -- to our revered guide and mother, Frida Kahlo, and her
fantastical journey to Africa, sometimes known as the Dark Continent.
There, in Africa, she came to explore hidden regions of her psyche,
regions that were not made explicit in her renowned self-portraits, but
are known to us few Cabalistos, and now made known to you, if you have
the eyes -- no, not the eyes, you cannot see them with the eyes -- if
you have the sense to see them in their own light.