Pictures & Blather

  • August 21, 2017 Ghost

    —Can I ask a weird question? Is this place haunted?

  • August 14, 2017 Fuck Summer

    I've hated summer my whole life. The sun burns my skin. I sweat like a stuck pig. I get little done. It's a goddamn annual nightmare.

  • August 07, 2017 Going Postal

    Early this year I bought an expensive set of headphones from the Apple Store. They were made by a company from Scotland called RHA which I'd never heard of. They worked really well, cancelling out mos...

  • July 31, 2017 Columbus, Ohio

    Tuesday morning I rented a car and drove to Columbus, Ohio. I've been to Columbus three times before. The first time was in 1997 when a friend of a coworker of mine at Pearl Art & Craft hired me to mo...

  • July 24, 2017 The Two-timers

    He wears his Red Sox cap backwards. He's somewhere in his fifties with a full head of white hair (unless the cap he never takes off is hiding a bald spot.) He's got a bit of a Leslie Nielsen/Steve Mar...

  • July 17, 2017 Resumé

    I had an odd experience at a record fair the other day. One of the vendors pointed at my t-shirt—which depicted one of my book paintings—and said she recognized the artist. She said my name as if ...

  • July 10, 2017 Bye Bye Bernice

    I didn't know Bernice very well, nor for very long. By the time I moved to Bridgeport at the beginning of 2015 the bar named after her had already been open for nearly fifty years. I felt at home ther...

  • July 03, 2017 Vancouver

    A long time ago, when I was briefly married, my wife and I used to talk about places we'd like to visit. For some reason Vancouver was always near the top of the list. I knew nothing about the place s...

  • June 26, 2017 Obsolescence

    Nothing lasts forever. Nor is there any reason that it should. Still, sometimes it's hard to let go of things which have been with you your whole life. Movies have been on their way out for awhile no...

  • June 19, 2017 Success

    I don't know what success means. I never have. If I've had any, I've rarely felt it. But by most metrics I'm aware of, I haven't had that much. Of course the way you measure how well you've done has a...