writing life

red cactus flowers

Amazing color in the Terrible High Desert™

Just the flowers. Surely nothing else is needed.

Video is 1080p HD! Adjust setting in viewer for full effect. Damn it all. Here I was all set to jump back in with a fine big story, but current events grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go. Be that as it may, I'm alive and kicking. Enjoy the video—an excellent metaphor for [...]

Beautiful Dreamer

raccoon track

Morning raccoon track!

"Yyou're doing this to yourself," she said. It was the sickness again. The impossibility of anything. I ought to give it a name, like an invisible raccoon, and tell it to go sit in the corner, except it would probably be the size of an elephant with fangs like butcher knives! Related or not, for [...]

Dead Dog Dirtball Dream

Llano Quemado, south side of Taos, New Mexico

The blue sky reflected in the puddles! Win!

There was silence when I walked up to the car this morning. Nothing. No barks, no jangling chain, no pity crying in my heart. Maybe the neighbor's dog died, I said to myself. I sort of wished he had. He was chained outside a few steps from the gate. A Doberman, black and very skinny. [...]

Recent Notes

kitchen window

Thank you angel sister for the silkscreen and the love

"Oh god..." What a terrible new habit. That's right, now I mutter "oh god" in the oddest places instead of clubbing the invisible wolf. (It's just as well, someone might see me.) So yes, another kitchen window photo. Grit and cracks and cobwebs, boyos. Transmute, baby! Hup! Hup! Is it working yet? Oh god. She [...]

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