"Do not open worm we will check them at reg."


(Small town gas station in rural Georgia; photo mine; iphone 5)

“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.” 

- Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918” 

(doll head tucked in a corner; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden; iphone 5)

“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.”

- Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918”

(doll head tucked in a corner; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden; iphone 5)

SHALL WE HAVE DWELLINGS IN SPACE? SHALL WE REACH THE STARS?

Howard Finster painted this abandoned refrigerator - as he painted everything - and left it in a shed at Paradise Garden.

(photos mine; iphone 5)

"Use a little wine for thy stomach sake … but no drunkard shall enter the kingdom of God …Be temperance in all things … Between the two verses is only temperance …"

Detail; Howard Finster (1916-2001)  High Museum of Art permanent collection; Atlanta, GA

"Use a little wine for thy stomach sake … but no drunkard shall enter the kingdom of God …Be temperance in all things … Between the two verses is only temperance …"

Detail; Howard Finster (1916-2001) High Museum of Art permanent collection; Atlanta, GA

Notes on Poverty
(Hayden Carruth)

Was I so poor
      in those damned days
that I went in the dark
      in torn shoes
and furtiveness
      to steal fat ears
of cattle corn
      from the good cows
and pound them
      like hard maize
on my worn Aztec
      stone? I was.

(Photo: Grandpa Cecil in the yard; 1960s)

Notes on Poverty
(Hayden Carruth)

Was I so poor
in those damned days
that I went in the dark
in torn shoes
and furtiveness
to steal fat ears
of cattle corn
from the good cows
and pound them
like hard maize
on my worn Aztec
stone? I was.

(Photo: Grandpa Cecil in the yard; 1960s)

Photo: My grandpa, Cecil, whose life was a succession of hard times punctuated with the births of 11 children, glorious rabbit hunts, the love of a round woman, coon dogs and beagles, faith in God, and a daily dose of strong coffee, hot biscuits, and nicotine.

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard Times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
Oh hard times come again no more.

(Chorus “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster)

Photo: My grandpa, Cecil, whose life was a succession of hard times punctuated with the births of 11 children, glorious rabbit hunts, the love of a round woman, coon dogs and beagles, faith in God, and a daily dose of strong coffee, hot biscuits, and nicotine.


Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard Times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
Oh hard times come again no more.

(Chorus “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster)

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."
Augusten Burroughs

(Abandoned rails; iphone 5)

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."
Augusten Burroughs

(Abandoned rails; iphone 5)

"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
John F. Kennedy

(Crayola Crayons fresh from the factory; iphone5)

"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
John F. Kennedy

(Crayola Crayons fresh from the factory; iphone5)

May I get you something to drink?

(Pierpont Bar; Union Station, Kansas City, MO; iphone 5)

May I get you something to drink?

(Pierpont Bar; Union Station, Kansas City, MO; iphone 5)