Monday, April 30, 2007


Seem to be at a loss for words lately, though no lack of thoughts. Articulation comes with difficulty. Pretty much decided to let just let it be, tired of trying to MAKE stuff happen, and will go along with whatever comes out (or doesn't).

But never tired of making stuff!

Dipping into the Tao, a little poetry and reading a most excellent book by an Iranian architect all of which are reminding me in various ways that things can be pretty good if you just let them be.

Same work, same problems, more problems, more work, but a rapidly altering perspective and re-adjustment of priorities, re-focusing of time, energy and emotion.

This seems to be working well at the moment. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

Sunday Stacks

Audio Ponderings #11

Gabcast! Audio Ponderings #11

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007


Or this could be titled "Why I Don't Write Much Anymore". Which begs an answer, but every one I have seems sort of whiny and lame. For sure it's not for lack of pondering; in fact, it's probably due to too much mental congestion.

Whatever. I have recently concluded this: I am in desperate need of a philosophical and meta-physical adjustment. Somehow I got to the place where I am incapable of seeing and feeling the good, magic and wonderful little stuff in life, and have replaced it with constant worry, frustration, discouragement, not a little bit of anger and just generally a whole lot of bad juju, which isn't serving me well mentally, physically or emotionally. Yesterday I decided I'm pretty tired of THAT.

So, today a New Deal. And you won't believe it, and I know it sounds cheesy, but the birds are singing, I have hummingbirds, goldfinches, a red breasted grosebeak, the sun was out and it was sort of warm, a wonderful package of magical mail from the emerald forest, no headache, very little other aches, and life is passable good. Now if we can sustain the mood.

Rearranging my priorities, and giving more thought and attention to laughter, color, dancing, music, the Cirkus project, making stuff, slowing down, and doing more of what I wanna and less of what I hafta. And making lots of tshirts. The material is endless. Oh yeah, less resistance, less fighting, less struggling. Not so much accepting, but deciding to stand to the side and let it spin itself out, and not at my expense.

And finally, taking time out for banana popsicles and pondering breaks.

An Rx for sanity.

Who knows, maybe I'll start back to writing again, but for the meantime, I'm pretty content with observing thru the lens and sharing the occasional thing here. So stay tuned, or just drop by if you're inclined, you never know what might show up.

Well, except for the 18 tons of gravel, I'm pretty certain that'll be here on Wednesday...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

squashed like a bug under the boot-heel of day job oppression...

(image borrowed from here...)

The analog reality of recent workdays has slowed down digital activity. Bummer when that happens. Humor is in need of repair; bandaids, bright colors, loud fun music on order. Trust me people, there is no lack of material, only time and energy.

Small Ponderings will rise again, and soon. Stay tuned!

Monday, April 02, 2007

i had a good day

Spring came while I was at work. I got home before dark, in time to take a picture. Work didn't make me crazy today, I think I'm building up an immunity.

Weather forecast:

I take them as they come....

Sunday, April 01, 2007

honest markings

part of a mixed media work in progress


life maintenance
vehicle repair
road work with the tractor
making stuff.

old projects being slowly worked on, new ones started...

the wheel keeps turning.