Sweet Juniper meets the Big O

January 25th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

A little Griffioen, in homemade hero costume

We are fans of James Griffioen, the former San Francisco corporate litigator who now lives a life of grace and extra vowels with the little Griffioens in Detroit. We link to his hugely popular blog, Sweet Juniper,  from time to time because he not only has amazing photographs, he has a pretty vital mission statement: making your own fun.

So we are glad to see that Oprah (and, presumably, her secret half-sister) has gotten on the Sweet Juniper train. She even flew him to Brooklyn, we’ve heard, for a photo shoot for February’s issue of O magazine.

It doesn’t, of course, entirely make up for making a star out of Jenny McCarthy and all the other celebrity shamans and quacks her television show exalts. But, dammit, it’s a start.


  1. jdg says:

    January 25th, 2011at 10:49 am(#)

    I though hef (or mtv) made jenny mccarthy a star! my adolescence was scarred by those grotesque faces she used to make on singled out (“why is the pretty lady from playboy doing that with her face?). . . I think oprah is only responsible for making her a literary sensation.

    thanks for the kind words, nathan.

  2. Nathan says:

    January 25th, 2011at 12:54 pm(#)

    Ha. Her face was trying to tell us all that’s she’s crazy, years before her mouth did.

    Nice work, Jim: well deserved praise for such a lovely labor of love. Now if she’d only put a book of yours in her book club…

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