Friday, July 29, 2011

slip newt

these letters are fresh out of the cameron department store bakery

i just read a quote from an old issue of U&lc whilst eating my pancakes:
"what will save people from television? good type, and lots of it!"

futura is the new papyrus

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

dooling truths

there ain't never gonna be no separation of church and state
even religious folk have a right to vote

sometimes you want to go everywhere
but you keep going back to cambodia

if you don't change your direction
you'll end up where you're heading

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

an excerpt from Strategies of the High Plains

once there was a pencil sharpener
mounted to the left inside of a kitchen doorway
whose bedroom hallway had been modified into a closet
and unshelved contents of which spilled out

the pencil sharpener was installed under the can crusher
and my knuckles would rap
against the muscle blue foam handle
and sometimes the metal lip of which
the foam wrapped.

the pencil sharpener was made from several different
sensibly unattractive browns except for the aluminum handle
which was spray painted tannish.
it clung resolutely behind boxes of unrecycled glass bottles
and despite that all six of its six pencil sharpening sizes
were somehow too large for pencils
it was still used
once in a while


list of things that are also jobs that are the things

pencil sharpener
lawn mower

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

plein aiiirrrr

I need more plein air painting in my life
there's nothing i want more
too bad portland is a gray soup
and can be real bland

who wants to paint stupid boxy parking garages

let's all live in forest park