Wednesday, April 29, 2009

got up to craggy gardens. walked past the barricade about 5 miles. the air was very still and heavy. thunderclouds building but never made it. lots of fotos.

check the raves about bobby d.'s latest.
Bob Dylan | Bob Dylan Together Through Life Album Quotes

or this about upcoming baseball stadium concert. he will be playing durham baseball stadium (a really pleasant venue) july 28. tickets can be preordered may 4th.
Bob Dylan hitting the road with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp - Monsters and Critics

get a preview of together through life here:
Bob Dylan | Paste Presents: The Dylan Takeover

Monday, April 27, 2009

i think it was friday nite (?) or thereabouts. when i went to bed i turned on the radio and heard the first news of swine flu in mexico. as the night progressed i would wake up briefly and hear more news. now california, etc. by morning the word "pandemic" was being used and it was reported that here were cases in charlotte NC, about 2 hours away from where i live.

i remain astonished by the speed and progression of the news. not talking about the disease but the conventional world view we all live in. what a difference one night made. coupled with the economic meltdown last fall that seemed to explode in a week or so, this phenomena seems to corroborate the feeling that so many have that the idea that lived experienced time has speeded up and continues to speed up.

meaning that "tomorrow" will bring the new that used to take lifetimes?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

this blog is in penultimate phase. i had so much fun on retreat i'm going back to it.

ok that"s fiction. i worked my ass off pulling "stuff" from dwelling because i was feeling. . . claustrophobic. i've got loads for goodwill, landfill, wherever it belongs. and i'm not finished so i'll be back next week.

besides, after years of a daily word i'm done w/ it.

i got involved during the week w/ twitter to find out what was happening w/ the fire in myrtle beach. i could not handle it. yesterday i was describing what i could figure out about how it works. a Buddhist practitioner, he opined that receiving a fast and furious endless real-time string of short disparate posts from the entire world reminded him of the endless noise of discursive thinking one can become aware of during meditation.

me too.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back next week

for the last few weeks i've been fooling around w/ yupo paper. above is an example. for some reason i like working with it but folks don't seem to respond to it well. cold and formless, it reminds me a little of marbled paper only not as graceful. probably will use it as a texture, incorporating it into something or another.

i'm taking next week off: i've worn myself out trying to clear out some living space. i'm exhausted and going to retreat into zeroland for awhile. back next week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

yesterday i bought some forks at habitat for humanity. whatever else i did is gone w/ the wind. everything is hind of far away. or in my face.

Friday, April 17, 2009

In Praise of Peasants |

In Praise of Peasants | "Farmers, peasants, the indigenous and the landless are entitled to land only until the government or the corporate interests find a better use for it."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

no news is good news.

no stuff is good stuff.

no nonsense is nonsense.

still, we are in an age where you and i are being redefined. this could be a good thing.

or not.

who decides?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

i have no idea of what this photo i took is, except that whatever it is i din't touch it w/ photoshop.

about facebook: i recieved an invite to be a friend the other day from an old friend of mine i have seen once in 40 years or so. i clicked on it and his page opened up, complete with picture and some information that could only be his ("relationships: it's complicated"). i guess he recieved an email that said i was now a facebbok "friend" of his.

only thing wrong is he didn't send the original invite. he emailed me that facething reads yr address book and sends invites out to those on the list.

i haven't even checked to see if this is true or well-known but it's weird enough to be true anyone heard this?

Monday, April 13, 2009

yesterday, easter sunday, a number of these critters popped out of the ground. they were not there when the sun rose.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

good friday. home alone, rainy, a little thunder awgile ago. ok w/ me, got camper interior finished yesterday thx to charley and moriah, possible glitch being silicon caulk drying in today's weather.

today i am doing the long putoff: clean and organize. then go camp somewhere quiet with no computer.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

from a watercolor on yupo plastic. just fooling around.

do i need to oost a thought or opinion here that might be worth reading?

how about:

"Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day."
Sharon Gold

Monday, April 6, 2009

according to number, the above image was the 11th i took with digital camera.

what about events in the world? i'm disappointed in obama; he seems to be repairing the "system" so it will work like before: umrestrained greed on the part of thoses in the "know" and total disregard for those on the "now".

Sunday, April 5, 2009

did above last nite after returning late from charley and moriah's. beautiful day up there. hot bed platform built, looks and rides good. storage shelves still up on the mountain. ripped all caulking build up from gap between camper shell and edge of truck bed in front. this morning my job ist to clean and scour this stuff off, then, if charly is not working today, get back up there and install shelving. then block leak w/ silicone and some kind of cap. like to het that done today, i think rain returns at night.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

we have had a "wet spring". topic of local conversation. slept late, 9AM. now i'm running late. it's sunny out at last & i'm headed for lowe's for circular saw-blade and plywood, then on to charly&moriahville to make the camper livable, or at least survivable. later

Thursday, April 2, 2009

dithering today, too many directions.

quote from random library book:
"history is the origin myth of the white man."
crossing the continent
1527 - 1540

the washington post review (scroll down)