Saturday, August 29, 2009

days bookended
by wind and waves
foamy sound surround
mixed between
flies circling
under cloudy grey skies
and desires sprinkled
with dead flower petals

and still i arise
every morning breathless
with surprise
that anything
anything at all
can be found
when time and space
keep moving around

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

irish quotes

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. - Brendan Behan

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. - Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. - Sean O'Casey

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

get your smokey on

happy 65th birthday Smokey Bear

Monday, August 3, 2009

the 3rd coast

the Lake Express approaches the Muskegon channel amidst 4-6 foot waves
she is the first catamaran-style ferry built in the US, travels 40 mph (34 knots), and makes the 68-mile trip to Milwaukee in 2 1/2 hours