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1-page Lady comic

July 13th, 2021

A 1-page comic by Lady: The Lucky Sevens.

I come across as crazy in this one.


How We Hookd Up, 4-pg comic by Lady

July 12th, 2021


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

Here’s the 3rd of her 4 comics, titled How We Hooked Up. Could be from southern France 2007 or Mexico 2007-9… post 4th comic tomorrow.

This one begins “When I first heard Smith I thought he was one sick fuck. His poems were filthy. But admirable. He came to readings wearing 20 year old enigmatic t-shirts and black jeans and reeking of marijuana. He looked like an extra for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”

So she can’t say she didn’t know what she was getting into when we hooked up 16 years ago.

Click on link to read comic; the link for succeeding pages at bottom of each page.


she do out, i do in

July 11th, 2021

Doing chores this rainy Sunday… I’m washing the bed sheets, cleaning up the kitchen dishes, charging the batteries and our doorbell – while Lady is out in the garage trying to organize the chaos from our October move… bit of gender reversal here.

3rd foto is one of her collages — The Smithsonian Experience
2nd is with her rescue golden labrador Marlowe
1st foto I can’t remember



3-page Lady comic from southern France 2007

July 11th, 2021

THESE 3 fotos are parts of the comic pages click on link to read comic

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

Here’s 2 of 4, from when we lived in southern France for 2 months in 2007… post the next 2 one-a-day.


THESE 3 fotos are parts of the comic pages click on link to read comic


comix by Lady… Mexico, maybe 2008

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


shuffle humor

July 6th, 2021

sometimes shuffle has sense of humor

Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Tried to Be a Man – Rickie Lee Jones
Dig, Lazarus, Dig – Nick Cave
My Brain – Mose Allison
Johnny – Suicide
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Church of Anthrax – John Cale & Terry Riley
I’d Rather Be a Devil – Guadalupe Plata
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Mother Tongue – Dead Can Dance
Friction – Television
My Shit’s Fucked Up – Kinky Friedman
Walking Into Battle With The Lord – Chumbawamba


skunked again

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.


unsubtle shuffle

June 26th, 2021

unsubtle shuffle

Bad Kitty – Liz Phair
Switch Blade – Duke Ellington
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
John/Joseph – The Narcotix
Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning
Agnostic Preacher’s Lament – Todd Snider
Burning – King Buffalo
Fistful of Glass – Tal Wilkenfeld
Crying Lightning – Arctic Monkeys
Mockingbird Hill – Les Paul & Mary Ford
Brotherman – John Cale
TV Spot (Apr. 71) – Can
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Path of Wellness – Sleater-Kinney
Strange Girl – Laura Marling


weex worx

June 24th, 2021

2021.6.18 – Yesterday
2021.6.19 – The body
2021.6.22 – Money Jungle
2021.6.23 – The tune and tang
2021.6.24 – Yellow blush of green in spring

~ ~ ~


My road map
hope for best
fear worst

I can tell you now
the answer ain’t 42
but thanks for all the fish

Always dark
under dark
under light

~ ~ ~

The body
or the Buddha
temple what you will

~ ~ ~

Money Jungle
Duke Ellington and Mingus
fight it out

~ ~ ~

The tune and tang
sway and swang
of train

~ ~ ~

Yellow blush of green in spring
brings hope to heart
heart to sing

~ ~ ~


famous in the neighborhood

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


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