My breakfast was spontaneously trying to communicate with me. It was kind of tragic, but it was still tasty.
A lot of people on Facebook are doing lists of ten books that influenced them. I haven't done the 10 books thing because, well, ten. I have no idea how many books I've read in my life, but based on the numbers I used to keep back in grade school because the nuns insisted, let's say … Continue reading Top ten books?
A dandelion, and a horse, head bowed, nibbling at dried grass. Four decks of cards, and a cloud shaped like a clover. Cuts of meat in a display case, and tired rowers coming up to the quay. Naked shoulders, from the back, and a bicyclist headed up a hill. Teen angst, and a pressure vessel. … Continue reading Equality
Where does the blog title, Words & Blues, come from? Who would even think of something like that? I have a kind of synesthesia of words and music, ideas and motion. This poem captures something of that madness. Words detach my mind from mundane things, set it soft, as between lover-warmed bedcovers, ride it … Continue reading Words & Blues
Picking madness out of my life like a hiker in bad country legs festering with nettles; there’s a moment that divides the pain from the acceptance; the desire for wide open country from laying down to die; madness draws the boundary of the possible closer and closer until the hope of relief, of even a … Continue reading The Madness of Nettles
Partly to improve speed/reliability, and partly to get more control, I've moved my blog to a Mac mini sitting at my house. Since I had to reinstall WordPress, I also did a redesign at the same time. The move was easy and fast - copy database, copy files, change configuration, go. The redesign took more … Continue reading Redesign, relocation
What is it about the blues? I'm listening to Gary Moore's Midnight Blues right now, and I'm getting swallowed up by the moody, deep resonating craziness of the song. Misery, I guess, loves company. On the other hand, what's special about the blues is that, at least for what I like, it's a curious mixture … Continue reading The Blues Are Anything but Blue…