Month: July 2021

  • Persephone, 51″ x 27″ x 15″, 2021

    Meet Persephone, 51″ x 27″ x 15″, 2021, my first backyard sculpture. Right leg placed over 2 metal rods stuck in ground, then leg filled with cement. Had a plethera of found objects to add (wings and bull horns and frogs & butterflies and railroad spikes and rockinghorse heads and arms & legs and muy […]

  • from The Designated Mourner

    *If you look at the world . . . most people in it are the ones we can only refer to, rather nervously and gingerly, by means of those terribly melodramatic and almost hysterical words like “wretched,” “miserable,” “unfortunate,” “desperate,” “powerless,” “poor.” . . . And these particular people — and, you know, God knows […]

  • bison onto shuffalo

    bison onto shuffalo . . . Your Mama Won’t Like Me – Suzi Quatro Poverty Train – Laura Nyro I Was in the House When the House Burned Down – Warren Zevon Colour Blind – Poly Styrene On My Radio – The Selectors Stuff Is Way – They Might Be Giants Little Liars – Ida […]

  • ex-plantlady Kevorkian

    Lady used to call herself the Plant Kevorkian cuz she killed any green she touched, which is odd since Green is one of her maiden surnames. But since we moved into this 140 yr-old house with a bit of backland, she’s taken up gardening and landscaping. She’s begun slate paths, built a brick patio for […]

  • weird shuffled edge, middle, old . . .

    weird shuffled edge, middle, old . . . Glueland – Do Nothing Money Jungle – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach Mainline Prosperity Blues – Mimi & Richard Farina Bill Gates – Critters Buggin A Swamp Dog’s Tale – Goat Girl Istanbul (Not Constantinoble) – They Might Be Giants Gimme the Car – Violent Femmes […]

  • Lady’s latest

    Rhythm a.m. The snake flick of the lighter’s tongue its reflection in the window firey eyes glint Husband cups warm orange light in the cradle of his hand and pipe all the wrinkles of his wisdom squint to suck a flame He ahems some coughs lights the pipe again Dog raises head Husband consults the […]

  • 4 deer, 1 dog

    Four deer in park One dog off leash One man calling

  • Ralph Philip “Pappy” Smith, 1922-89

    Ralph Philip “Pappy” Smith, 1922-89 Dad dead 32 years. Wish I’d known him better, but I left home at 17, ignorant. We loved each other. But while I respected him, he found me weird. When I mentioned I’d made the Dean’s List at Loyola College, he said he couldn’t respect me because of my shoulder-length […]

  • no way to improve on this musical haiku

    A perfect 3-song shuffle last night as I sat in the dark listening to rain. Church of Anthrax – John Cale & Terry Riley Rivers – Skinny Puppy Switch Blade – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach Was going to see what the A.I. chose for song four, but realized there was no way to […]

  • 1-page Lady comic

    A 1-page comic by Lady: The Lucky Sevens. I come across as crazy in this one.