Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from Me and Neil

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. 
  –Neil Gaiman

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Past Perfect?

    self-portrait, Francis Bacon

When I look back,
even then,
life was never
just black and white.
There have always
been grey areas.

Read more at The Mag.

Friday, December 27, 2013


     Image from magictobuy.com

I create what I speak.
The word made
and stone,
water and bone,
hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium
and so on…
the most elemental magic.

Before time began
it issued forth from the source
sent out over the abyss,
into the darkness
before there was darkness.
Then into the dark
a spark was spoke:


This week I learned Abracadabra, translated literally means, "I create what I speak."  I had a little fun playing around with this for G-man's FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Look out for that wall! 

If that makes no sense to you just read the following cimment from Dave Barry on the PC-ness of wishing people Merry Christmas:

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukka" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukka!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!"  -Dave Barry

And, this Christmas and every other day I wish you PEACE.

Friday, December 13, 2013


     Image from latheofdreams.com

One year ago
26 souls fled the planet.
In Sandy Hook
Our innocents
paid for our policies
once again.

I asked google
to jog my memory
but it’s first response was:

Oh America,
I weep for you, and
for Truth
held hostage
at the point of a gun.
What has become of us?

I just googled "Sandy Hook" thinking there might be something on Anniversary/ memorail stuff and the first thing to come up was "Sandy Hook Hoax".  Really???  This makes me so very sad and also frightened.  
This is for G-man and his FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

Friday, December 6, 2013

On Why You May Want to Reconsider Growing Up

 As you age you may lose:
-joy from licking the sugar-dust off a stick of gum
-soles that can walk on gravel
-wishes from dandelion seeds
-your invisible friends
-the effects of fairy dust
-the ability to taste your dreams
                …or to even remember them.

This is for G-man at FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.