December 31, 2008


mile 1600

lakewood, CO

my future in tin

happy new year, dear reader.

quote of the moment

"i don't care about the rest of the world."

-- character in "the day the earth stood still"

quote of the moment

"i can judge only by what i see."

-- klatuu, "the day the earth stodd still"

December 30, 2008

quote of the moment

"i think we should stick with burning chicago down every hundred

-- b1-67er

when 'bots lose their minds

my cell phone automatically hands me a quote in TXT @ 05:00 PT every
day. here's the one it just gave me:

sake - Japanese rice wine"

December 29, 2008

mile 1500

arvada, CO

December 28, 2008

haiku of the moment

you purred when you sang
tolerated LBJ
miss you, eartha kitt

quote of the moment

"to this point all the tests are negative, which of course is

-- some american football player talking on TV

December 27, 2008

quotes of the moment

"tenderness alone won't get you far in life."

"don't run. decide for yourself what tomorrow's gonna be."

-- characters in "sukiyaki western django"

quote of the moment

"disabled hopes fade"

-- rocky mountain news headline

December 26, 2008

quote of the moment

"courage is like a well ... sometimes it runs dry."

-- frank mir

December 25, 2008

haiku of the moment

wooden bear, steel deer
christmas tree glows in meadow
turf war a-comin'

when mathematicians wrap xmas presents

my holiday gift to you, dear reader

Q: what do they call a person who sells their body for snack-food cakes
at yuletide?

A: a ho-ho ho.

December 24, 2008

quote of the moment

"they are not just plain deer."

-- santa, explaining the subtle details of his reindeer in "rudolph the
red nose reindeer"

haiku of the moment

a small christmas gift:
vanna exposes two T's
as pat sajak smirks

quote of the moment

there is no relationship between money and intelligence.

-- john kenneth galbraith

haiku of the moment

a snow covered pass
the adversaries square off
steel deer, wooden bear

reader question of the moment

the first ever. reader response strongly encouraged in comments. (if
you don't want to jump through the goofy blogger hoops, you can tell me
through my email address or in person. alternatively you can call
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-- *whenever* you're reading this, i'd like a response.)

here's the question:

wooden bear vs. steel deer, who wins?

December 23, 2008

mile 1400

wheat ridge, CO

mile 1300

georgetown, CO

mile 1200

eagle, CO

mile 1100

grand junction, CO

mile 1000

green river, UT

mile 900

beaver, UT

December 22, 2008

mile 800

mile 700

AZ/UT stateline

mile 600

las vegas, NV

snow in distance -- CA/NV stateline

extremely unusual and probably hard to see in this picture.

mile 500

mountain pass, CA

ornate column & clock

las vegas, NV

December 21, 2008

mile 400

hinkley, CA

road sign in front of vacant lot

mojave, CA

mile 300

bena, CA

December 20, 2008

mile 200

cholane, CA

mile 100

gonzales, CA

quote of the moment

"'vegetarian:' indian word for 'lousy hunter.'"

-- employee t-shirt, "smally's round-up;" salinas, CA

when engineers build dryer air filters

mile 0

santa clara, CA

December 19, 2008

pure contour drawing

my left hand.

December 18, 2008

quote of the moment

"painting is a lie that tells the truth."

-- pablo picasso

December 17, 2008

pink feather xmas tree

menlo park, CA

quote of the moment

"there's all kinds of things to help you die or be more negative."

-- axl rose

quote of the moment

"it's a band name more than a brand name."

-- axl rose on the name "guns -n- roses"

quote of the moment

"the bible is so weird. it has one ark that saves thing and another
that kills people. it's a bitch!"

-- zz

quote of the moment

"i think we'll probably do our usual for christmas ... you know, go to a
restaurant with all the losers and hunchbacks."

-- zz

quote of the moment

"if you want peace, work for justice."

-- bumper sticker; palo alto, CA

December 14, 2008

quote of the moment

"if you gotta ask what jazz is, you ain't never gonna know."

-- fats waller

haiku of the moment

smell of wet ravens
an ebbing full moon darkens
as thunder rumbles

December 12, 2008

here i go again

yes, another 'blog. this one is about working my way through "drawing on the right side of the brain" with my co-hort pickles.

December 10, 2008

haiku of the moment

UPS shipment
a piece of cloth and a huge check
i sign for the cloth

quote of the moment

"christians who are struggling with credit card debt want to avoid

-- radio ad; santa clara, CA

haiku of the moment

pizza disturbs man
there is something not quite right
time to add ketchup

December 09, 2008

quote of the moment

"i hate false modesty, it's just another way to lie."

-- character in "ratatouille"

December 05, 2008

street griffito

san francisco, CA

December 03, 2008

quote of the moment

"if it's going to kill you, what are you going to do?"

-- younger indian woman talking to a friend; san jose, CA

December 02, 2008


oakland, ca

December 01, 2008

quote of the moment

"there's no failure to learn, only a failure to teach."

-- ficus kirkpatrick