31 August, 2012


25 August, 2012



19 August, 2012

10 August, 2012

Medications, medications. Without our medications, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!

08 August, 2012

I am disappearing, he thought
but the photographs were worth it...

Raising a camera to one's face has effects
No one can calculate in advance,

-- Anne Carson (from Autobiography of Red)

05 August, 2012

04 August, 2012


03 August, 2012


White Sneakers
(for Joe Brainard)


If I buy white sneakers I will not die
If I mail this letter I will not die
If I trim my beard and moustache I will not die
If I read Proust & Gibbon I will not die
If I reject the Faustian bargain I will not die
If I stand up for freedom I will not die 
If I resist everything but temptation I will not die
If I dig Miles Davis dig John Coltrane dig Bill Evans I will not die
If I take out the trash I will not die
If I brush my teeth and comb my thinning hair I will not die
If I pay my bills on time I will not die
If I tote my weight I will not die
If I love my brother as I love myself I will not die
If I remember it all I will not die 
If I line up my books I will not die
If I keep my guitars in tune I will not die
If I feed my family I will not die
If I practice mindfulness in all things I will not die
If I win the lottery I will not die
If I write stuff down I will not die
If I make stuff up I will not die
If I respect the traditions I will not die
If I honor my ancestors I will not die
If I wave my freak flag high I will not die
If I practice moderation in all things I will not die
If I follow the road of excess to the palace of wisdom I will not die
If I learn to separate the wheat from the chaff I will not die
If I lively up myself I will not die
If I mellow down easy I will not die
If I can wear pants with a 32-inch waist I will not die
If I root for the home team I will not die
If I toe the line I will not die
If I get the right tool for the job I will not die
If I remember “it’s all in the mind” I will not die
If I live in the present I will not die
If I learn to tell right from wrong I will not die
If I strive for excellence in all things I will not die
If I never find myself in the dark wood the true path lost I will not die


2003

02 August, 2012