Monday, January 28, 2013

a rut

"...It is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive."

Good thinking, Edith Wharton. After almost 1100 posts, I think it's time to find a fresh trail for this blog. Or maybe I just need a break. We'll see...

A deep bow of gratitude to those of you who have hung in here with me. Hopefully, we'll join up together again down the road...

Friday, January 25, 2013

try haiku


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That's from an ad for the Big Ass Fan Company, which has a model called haiku. 

I couldn't make this up.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

resist not

resist not
an ordinary Revelation

if Diamonds yield...

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The OED word of the day is 'pistillation,' which means pounding with a pestle.

Here is last week's sketch turned into a watercolor painting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


concentrating content
a potent
innovation began
to hold sway

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The OED word of the day for the erasure commentary is 'Eisbock.'
Frozen beer. Go figure.

Monday, January 21, 2013


this Scribblemania
is proving Folly

Words must be Poetical,
change the clumsy
so that it sparkles

bring a life-preserver with you

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The OED word of the day for the erasure commentary is 'neddy,' which,depending on your century and location within the UK, is either an ass, an idiot, a horse or a club.

This sketch was done of a view from a restaurant. The "house crayons" refers to the blue color in left window panes, done with a very waxy crayon on the table. Collage bits added after the fact.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

looking at the blue sky with
something like awe


mid-January —
looking up at blue sky
with something like awe

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Hard to remember what 90 degrees and humidity was like just two short months ago...

Saturday, January 19, 2013


the tango —
even in a suburban food court
it stirs you

Friday, January 18, 2013


competition cannot preserve value

treat the problem

the driving force behind the competition

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The OED word of the day for the erasure commentary is 'oligopoly.'

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Kid's World
Talk is B.I.G.
All Hip-hop 
& a pair of Nikes

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The OED word of the day for the erasure poem | commentary is 'benji.' That would be slang for a hundred dollar bill & not to be confused with a little movie dog.