Monday, January 30, 2012

is that a banana in your pocket, or . . .

On CNBC, a straight-faced Becky Quick promos an interview with a guy named "Woody Johnson."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

life and death

Your dad sitting in the same chair in which your grandfather spent his dying days.  Your mom and dad  alternately holding hands, crying; your dad talking about dying: "How do you die?  What happens?  Do you choke to death?  I don't know how to die.  I don't know what happens when you die."  He painted the picture on the wall behind him: three shrimp boats in the Carolina low country.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


All morning: rain, fog, thunder, lightning -- and 70 degrees -- in January.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

hudson samuel turley

Born: 1 .19 .12, @ 12:45 p.m. in New York City.  Six pounds, nine ounces.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Mu, the neighborhood's miniature pot-bellied pig, roots around in McClatchey Park.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Your latest "sky was yellow and the sun was blue" commission arrived via UPS.  You really wonder how many times they had to drop this to break the glass.  Another box arrived with the second part of the tryptich, it's wooden frame shattered.