I bought myself a toy for Christmas and it was only around five dollars. I love microscopic pictures. Here is a visual blogpost of some pictures I took with my new toy. Yes, you are going to think some of these look like little planets, due to the viewer being round. Here are my favorites: […]Read More JUST FOR FUN: 32 iPhone clip on microscope magnifier Pictures
About seven years ago I walked into a friend’s kitchen and saw a surprising sight. Ants were marching- swarming really– the butter dish, the corners of the counter top, the dish sponge. Ew!. What to do? We tried an ant killer called Revenge which promised that it’s “weather resistant granules attracts and kills both sweet and […]Read More A Visual Blog, Some Favorite Pictures, From Ants To Mimes
A poem by James Richardson— ESSAY ON WOOD At dawn when rowboats drum the dock and every door in the breathing house bumps softly as if someone were leaving quietly, I wonder if something in us is made of wood, maybe not quite the heart, knocking softly, or maybe not made of it, but […]Read More On Roadside Ruminations
I don’t understand it. Am I taking the weight of the woeful world’s troubles on and internalizing it? Lately I’ve had trouble seeing the positive side of things. I won’t mention the bullying, cruelty and atrocious acts I’m referring to here, but you have access to media; you know what I mean. Even if I […]Read More Between hell and hopelessness: Works In Progress
I take pictures of crosses that appear naturally, for the most part, that is to say- they have to be found, not placed on purpose. So you see, crosses on churches are not pictured here. I am sharing some of my found crosses. Here they are: Above: See the cross on my father’s shed? This […]Read More Crosses
Boston photos I took Below: Boston Aquarium Top two pictures: photo credits Kerry Tucker BELOW: master of camouflage (above) photo credit: Al Phaneuf Do you see it? There’s a bird hiding here. Found this bathroom mural in the arts district New Haven left: I made this mini Van […]Read More Just Random Photos
I’ve been meaning to vent about something. A few months ago, I was determined to resume fishing as a Spring/Summer ‘hobby.’ Mind you, my father took me all the time when I was growing up. “Gender-specific activities” were not imposed upon my child self. It was the same to everyone if I wanted to squat […]Read More Bait Shop Sexism
My grandson said recently: “Grandma enjoys stress. It gives her something to do.” This is my bathroom shower curtain. The curtain was purchased at Walmart.As you can see, it’s an oceanic world, an underwater scene of fish and coral. Every week I buy stickers and when my grandson sleeps over, he puts them into the scene. […]Read More Thou Art Inspiring
Where can you find the remains of a giraffe, an upright dining table, a claw hand and silver bars worth millions (all in the same place)? Underwater, in NYC, that’s where. Weird finds in New York’s waterways are the inspiration for fictional stories on a “digital journal” called Underwater New York. But I’m more interested […]Read More Emotions With No Name
Obscure: the state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant. I forgot the library’s closed on Mondays and it was there on my shelf so I picked up my memoir. For some obscure reason, (imagine ME obscure? Right, I know) I decided to reread my book “Under the Banana Moon.” Well actually it can be […]Read More A more interesting word without “U”
“They were expecting it to be nothing but unicorns shitting rainbows…” Ever browse Humans Of New York (HONY)? Think this: a photographer named Brandon who admits to, at some point being obsessed with things like aquariums, piano, baritone, New York City, etc. His current passion brings us pictures of New Yorkers, taken in a purposely […]Read More Passions Pursued, HONY, Pandora and Unicorns
Cypress trees grow in marshlands and swamps. They make the most amazing pieces of furniture… Furniture I will never own; will never afford. take this table for example: http://www.thomsonrusticfurnishings.com sells this lovely functional piece of cypress tree art: Below I’ve put a picture of cypress ‘knees’ as they appear in a swamp… (What are […]Read More Cypress Knees. Because.
There is a mysterious local New Haven artist going only by the moniker: ‘Believe In People,’ often shortened to BIP. Watch out! A giant baby holding a briefcase-wielding businessman! This particular painting ‘sprung’ up “guerrilla style” on the side of a business along State Street. In this instance, the painter had the permission of the […]Read More Believe In People and also Levi Brown, “Graffiti” and Photography/Art taken to New Lengths!