11 April 2020. 7:17 pm. West Hollywood, Ca.
I spent the day going through photographs, editing and writing for the blog. Blue Tile Obsession. Lance Mountain did a Guest Post and we had to rewrite several parts of it. It went up today around noon. I’m not accustomed to sitting around too much. I believe that old Conan the Barbarian quote, “Time enough to rest, in the grave.” When I’m not working at the hospital as an RN, I run, go to the gym and find pools to clean up and skate.
Ozzie working at home
I started the blog Blue Tile Obsession and it took off. I kept it about soulful skating, our history and I rode regularly with the best guys. It helped strike a chord. This led to meeting up with William Sharp who’s work I knew very well. Some of his photographs were ones I had taped beside my ramp all those bleak winter years before in dreary Pennsylvania. Doing the book project with him and paying tribute to my heroes is a full circle journey. I am forever grateful.
During these last weeks on quarantine, I’ve been consolidating photographs for a Tony Alva book that I’m working on. I am in talks with the family of photographer Craig Fineman who passed away a dozen years ago. I still run and workout as best as possible given the times.