Sunday, March 31, 2013


All the News That's Fit to Shred II

While in the Army we were asked many times to use the horizontal ladder. On the way to eat our daily meals specifically. It was not lost on me at the time that no matter how many rungs I manipulated I was always on the same level.
That is how I see the news of today. No matter how much I keep up. No matter how much I think about it. No matter how many expert opinions I hear. No matter how hard I try to understand it I am just another observer with an opinion and no effect.
There was a reason when I was first introduced to the horizontal ladder they were called monkey bars.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


and the "eyes" have it

This is only the beginning.
There is no end.

Friday, March 29, 2013


All the News That's Fit to Shred

Anytime you are attempting to turn around and walk backwards you should do your very best to keep at least one eye open.

Thursday, March 28, 2013



This is another image from a larger group I plan to continue working on. The three images posted on this blog are the most complete of the group. I think these three images will stand on their own no matter what kind of advancements I make with the image making process in the future.
This is not a wheel.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013



Another in a recent series of images that are still in progress. I am enamored of the process and think I will need to do several more before I know if this is the final stage of the image or not. I find the images quite compelling at all of their stages. That can be both comforting and confusing.
This is not a wheel.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



This is one of a small group of images I am working on. They are done in multiple stages in three main groups that go from digital to analog and back to digital. I am sure there is another way to do this but I always seem to find my very own way. I usually feel great about doing things that no one else would bother to do. Except when they go horribly wrong of course. Then I wonder if I am spending too much time reinventing the wheel.
This is not a wheel.

Monday, March 25, 2013


FenderWashers? III

Sunday, March 24, 2013


FenderWashers? II

Saturday, March 23, 2013


FenderWashers? I

Friday, March 22, 2013


Don't believe anything you read.
Don't believe anything you hear.
Don't believe anything you see.
I never lie.
I am always right.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Never trust anyone who is not a dedicated absurdist.
Unless they love a dedicated absurdist.
Or think they are in love with a dedicated absurdist.
Or know some one who is in love with a dedicated absurdist.
Never trust anyone who doesn't have a complete understanding of french toast.
Unless they really like french toast.
Or they eat french toast.
Never trust anyone who says never trust anyone.
Never trust a dedicated absurdist.
Never trust an absurdist.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Some time ago I was working on a group of pieces that were based on the Seven Deadly Sins. In working with each sin I had a pretty good idea of what I was supposed to be dealing with. However I had a difficult time when contemplating Envy.
I have never wanted to be anyone else other than me. I have often wished to be a more effective version of me but I did not wish to be anyone else. I have never really wanted what truly belonged to someone else. That may be because I don't seem to want what everyone else seems to want. I don't know. And I have never actually felt like I deserve something for no effort. As you can tell contemplating Envy was not impossible but at least a bit difficult for me.
I finally began to understand when I thought about people following celebrities. People watching the lives of the rich and famous. It occurred to me that it wouldn't be any fun to watch some one have it all unless you wanted to have it all too. That was my beginning to understanding Envy. There is plenty of it to see and I found that I myself was not free of that thought.
There you have my weak excuse to play with collage specifically in a digital sense. I needed an excuse and I needed the practice.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Monday, March 18, 2013


I invited you here
to tell you
how I feel
about you
and people
and parts of this earth

and now
that you are here
I would like to
introduce you
some of
the thoughts
that entertained me
when we sat together

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Thank you for reading through
"Auspicious Circumstance"
if you are interested in getting a copy or copies
of either the original version 
or the 25th Anniversary edition
let me know

Friday, March 15, 2013

3rd Temperament v

A poem is air

breathe in these words
and warm them

you may exhale

Thursday, March 14, 2013

3rd Temperament u

I have no way
of explaining
why there was
no noise
when we entered
this time and plane
at such an oblique

breaking through
some ancient
of a boundary
no sound
with the lack of
auspicious circumstance
no further interpretation
is necessary

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3rd Temperament t

After the reading
a great number
of people
perhaps all that
could hear
were lightheaded
from profound thought

I am glad
you and I were there
to direct them
back to
a less intellectual

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3rd Temperament s

Slowly gaining
the travelers
found themselves
in the product
of requiring
their own way

their encounter
with all that
the lack of wisdom
and foresight
had to offer them
was recorded
by observers
unable to abandon
their own
peace and safety

Monday, March 11, 2013

3rd Temperament r

this ships
great noise

or adding

float on this
cloud soft

Sunday, March 10, 2013

3rd Temperament q

I have come
to initiate
my request
for entry
the most private

please show me
the bound treasures
that can
unfold the secrets
of time
and space
and matter
show me
the calculations
that would help me
this crowded
hostile planet

Saturday, March 9, 2013

3rd Temperament p

Some writings
that the
arc of significance
is a sustained
luminous discharge
of electricity
across the gap
time and motion

Friday, March 8, 2013

3rd Temperament o

You and
your movement
are hereby
informed that
no attempt
to enlist
the criteria
of art
to stand
in judgement
of cosmology
can be tolerated

words of chaos
will not change
the language
of science

Thursday, March 7, 2013

3rd Temperament n


to the genius
of art

accept it
or clear the way

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3rd Temperament m

One day he appeared
standing on this corner
he started writing
the solutions
to some problems
he overheard
in the conversations
of those who passed by

he never would
discuss it with any one
his advise was good
clearly written
and given freely

then one day
he was no longer
standing on this corner
I think
he must have gone some where
to be with other wise men
so he could enjoy
being wise

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3rd temperament l

He lived for seven years
in the theatre of the mask

his face
was constantly covered
by a mask
decorated with
bright and shiny colors

he was always looking
through two round holes
that served as
expressionless eyes

breathing was never easy
for him

then after seven years
he removed the mask
and finally
that his disguise
was complete

Monday, March 4, 2013

3rd Temperament k

was her
favorite way
to quiet me
softly instructing me
to embrace her openness

she taught me
to never question
coming home

Sunday, March 3, 2013

3rd Temperament j

In her own
unusual way
she sat
on the whole worlds lap
at once

never making us
too conscious
of one another
or ourselves

Saturday, March 2, 2013

3rd temperament i

Before we discovered
the weight of light
everything weighed the same

now our new system
of concurrent reflection
and absorption

minor refractions

the only means
of true weight

Friday, March 1, 2013

3rd Temperament h

As he watched infinity
try to divide itself
by infinity
he realized
it had become one of
the undefined
mathematical expressions
destined to remain
in an indeterminate state
until a more suitable
divisor can be