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24 more pieces in collections

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

24 more Smith pieces in collections  — 


ego minus 2 months

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Next Thursday will be my 69th monthly feature on Medusa’s Kitchen, and I haven’t posted June or July’s yet. Maybe my raging ego is receeding a bit.

June 2021 – “Here is Smith, visiting the Kitchen in the middle of June, and, as always, we’re so glad to hear from him! Also as usual, LittleSnake is ambivalent about being cast as the Bad Guy—though he does love the attention. See below for snake with coffee, as well as a Quantumized Smith.” – Kathy Kieth, publisher / editor Medusa’s Kitchen

Snake and the Bossa Nova:


me good dog

Monday, August 9th, 2021

good dog


comix by Lady… Mexico, maybe 2008

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

THESE 2 fotos are parts of the comic pages CLICK on LINK for comic

Lady started doing comix during our 2006-9 living outside the U.S.

Here’s 1 of 4… post the next 3 one-a-day.

THESE 2 fotos are parts of the comic pages CLICK on LINK for comic 

2 pages… toggle link at bottom of comix


skunked again

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
Dog got skunked again. On today’s walk in the new MetroPark across the street, 3 skunks came out of the woods behind me and Marlowe lunged. Didn’t see a skunk spray, but he got some of it. Lady washed him in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish detergent. You’re not supposed to wash with water because that locks the stink in, according to The Net. Seems to have been a light dose. This was the north path of Brighton Park, my favorite, and now I don’t trust it. Skunks are theoretically nocturnal, and this was a bright sun attack.
Two skunkings in 9 months.
from The Net: Mix together:
1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
Wearing rubber gloves, wash with this solution immediately after the spraying occurs. DO NOT get the solution in eyes. (If you don’t have peroxide, baking soda, and liquid soap on hand, use vinegar diluted with water.)
Caution: Do NOT store this mixture or make it ahead of time, as the mixture could explode if left in a bottle.
Rub the mixture all over and scrub deep to neutralize the odor — however, if you’re washing your dog or cat, don’t leave the mixture on longer than you have to as peroxide can bleach fur. Rinse the solution off thoroughly, and the smell should be gone.


famous in the neighborhood

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

A friend asked for a copy of this poem from The Big Book of Daniel from Bottom Dog Press, 2011, edited by Maj Ragain.

Famous in the Neighborhood

Famous in the neighborhood
Among children and gods
And all living things hidden
I walk about talking nonsense
Inhaling through the ears energy
Putting humor on the mouth showing teeth
In the street I run amuck
Having learned in my quest
For maximum security
A flair for fair play
Everything truly amazes me
How people get up, go to work
How they get through the day
Without breaking down
How at night their dreams let them sleep
Ah, citizens, shopkeepers, servants of the law
This is, indeed, an age of obscenities
The four-letter word has long been outstripped
By its competition from the Pentagon
Pollution is reaching eclipse proportions
We are left muttering to ourselves
Traditional graffiti
And pity poor protest
Bound. Gagged. Held in contempt
Mediocrity sits in the judgment seat
The mad bombers are on the way…
Yet, the rain falls, the grass is wet
The robin eats the worm
The voices of children are heard from the turtle
In the sandbox in the park
As the sun, still famous in my neighborhood
Shines its shoes and walks through the sky

– Daniel Thompson


recent words

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

recent words

~ ~ ~

With dog
there are two mind sets —
now! and why not now!

~ ~ ~

Dark down
fire out

~ ~ ~

Welcome to the future —
costs more
for less

~ ~ ~

Feral cat creeping
dangling from its mouth
a mouse

~ ~ ~

They is
you are
I ain’t

~ ~ ~

Summer repast —
cut cucumbers, cold hard eggs

~ ~ ~

Hide ‘n’ seek with the sun
vespers in the night
dark and light

~ ~ ~

Smith 5.7-6.8 2021


a trail of 2 cities

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Essaouira, Morocco


Everytime I open my laptop, it presents me with a foto from the cloud for me to like or not.

This past week it showed me Essaouira, Morocco, a walled city we lived in for 2 months in 2007. This was probably the apex for me of our 31 months of living in 20 cities in 10 countries on 3 continents from 2006-9.

4 days later it showed me Monte Alban, an ancient city outside Oaxaca, Mexico where we lived for 15 months 2007-9… another truly magic adventure.

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico


for the small-hand man

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Left-Over Trump Dump
(the biggest loser in Presidential history)

for the small-hand man…

Surprised Trump
isn’t selling “Trump” branded body bags
to cash in on his Trump-Virus death rate

Little Donnie Dump
a racist prick
just another facist with a small dick
a fat faced doodle
with a small noodle
playing Putin’s poodle

The Orange Anus
in the White Supremist House
temporary error

The TrumpVirus
everything he does is a brain short
and a day late
seeing him govern
is like watching road kill dry

Biological warfare: Trump having children

A liar a cheat
a raper a rascist
Little Donnie Dumb

As someone well said
when you argue your concentration camps
aren’t like their concentration camps
you’ve lost the argument

(the madness of clump Trump)


12 years wear

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Bought t-shirt above in Oaxaca Mexico in 2009. Slogan says “Protectors of the Virgin Saint of the Barricades.

I was advised not to wear it while we lived in Oaxaca for 15 months… the artist was Oaxacan, and teachers on strike barricaded the town square with burning tires to fight off the Federali thugs.

Below is what it looks like today.


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