Saturday, November 18, 2006

this isn't an eagles concert

it is a hotel california & a lot of residents give it as much respect as they do a hotel room

Friday, November 17, 2006


elected terry bellamy 33 smart black woman mayor
pro hockey minor league baseball
13" snow/year
low crime
all galleries & independent local shops & street cafes & parks & construction & tourists no chains
2 universities lakes rivers hospitals live music film festival decaying warehouses bookstores moldy shack gingerbread house chain link fence live music film festival street musicians tenor sax when the saints go marching in couple fiddlers young & hot biscuits river district artist studio stroll heady grocery stores manufacturing pvc pipe backpacks shrimp & grits & dogs all over the place

Thursday, November 16, 2006

from "The Octopus and the Squid - The Soft Intelligence" by J.Y. Cousteau

The octopus is the chameleon of the sea. Or rather, the Proteus of the sea -- the modern-day embodiment of the mythological hero who escaped his enemies by constantly changing his form. Indeed, the sudden changes of color and form by means of which cephalopods attempt to throw their enemies off the track are called "protean manifestation." For cephalopods are excellent actors, with vast repertories, and they are able to play many roles by making use of stratagems which, on dry land, are usually found only in the theater: disguises, gestures, mime, poses and posturing.

The octopuses we encountered displayed all these tricks in abundance for our divers, just as they do for eels and groupers. Being without the natural protection of shells, they find safety only in flight or in disguises. They are undoubtedly the champions of hide-and-seek.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

nc trip

north carolina =

tea leaf green



road to panthers' game

BUZZ bank of america stadium free visor nite panthers v. bucs

(how many visors can you count?)

LISA was the best topcat! so amazingly cool!

charlotte's changing

Friday, November 10, 2006

on holiday

Thursday, November 09, 2006

nixon letter

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

mix of tenants

big liquor store on the right

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


who can forget nacho in the voting is for old people shirt?
(bottom of page)

Monday, November 06, 2006

there is no cat

Sunday, November 05, 2006

stretch it out

Friday, November 03, 2006

keep barking dogs

Thursday, November 02, 2006

peace haiku 23-29

imagine them in
their underwear & know that
they want you to win

figs are full of red
sweet pulpy seeds to eat when
birds don't get there first

try best not to take
personally or assume
impeccable words

i hate your fear and
want you to be stronger than
i can imagine

push harder against
the tendency to just sit
there & do nothing

i'm sorry you cried
i tried to be honest &
gentle but couldn't

i can see past it
the walls of scars of blue pain
erupt swept away