Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Impossible


Gloucester 


"We do not have a policy of separating

families at the border. 

Period."

Kirstjen Nielsen
US Department of Homeland Security

~

"Whatever the party holds to be truth, is truth. 

It is impossible to see reality except 

by looking through the 

eyes of the Party."

George Orwell
"1984"


~



Saturday, June 9, 2018

They were all loved once...


They were all loved once, if only a little bit, if only for a little while... 

...or at least that's the way it seemed to them...
loved - if only for a short time
loved  - if only a little bit
and now 
they collect dust
as the world rushes by,
and tell each other stories of their
gauzy golden
pasts.

~


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Three Marks of Existence


Buddha


Impermanent
Unsatisfactory
Not-Self

~



Monday, May 14, 2018

What they really are..



Jizos

Energy and intention
made manifest.

~

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Interstices


Lean
Stage Island isn't an island at all. It's an earth-finger poking out into Plum Island Sound on the western side of the southern tip of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Fresh water plants like trees and scrubby shrubs grow right up to bluffs cut out by the tides' patient tooling. They live out their days in an interstitial and precarious place - right on the edge of where they shouldn't be at all.

Erosion from storms and tides moves the land and bends the trunks as the trees struggle to keep from laying down in the brackish tidal flats that surround them. Of course, it's a losing battle, as any resistance to change ends up being in the end.. Despite that - there is a feeling that one is witnessing a slow, quiet, kind of heroism as they cling to their lives, bending and growing extra root systems pointed away from the seawater - all to keep themselves upright...
Straggle


~



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Only


Squall Line - Parker River Wildlife Refuge 

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change.

~ Octavia Butler ~

The Book of the Living


~



Friday, March 16, 2018

No means no..



Gloucester Fish Pier


~




Bumper



Gloucester Fish Pier


State Fish Pier, Gloucester MA

~


Monday, March 12, 2018

Simply Irresistible


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The last of the Winter Cohort were set
on the main altar to receive their blessing.
Although they were admonished to stay
still and be quiet during the 
ceremony, several individuals could
not resist the temptation of peeking around
the hammered metal orchid planter in order
to get a glimpse of the glowing
golden Shakyamuni 
Buddha. 

The Buddha, deep in samadhi,
was undeterred by their
rambunctious antics.


~



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Here we are -



YouNeverCame



"Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.”
~ Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents ~

Wisdom and forethought...

Well - aren't those two traits sorely lacking in the Empire?

And so - here we are - hand-forging the iron links of our own oppression...

The lot of us - poor, deluded pack of pussy grabbing, red-hat-wearing, grinning jackanapes.



~



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Don't Think It Won't Happen Just Because It Hasn't Happened Yet


Plum Island Flood


Plum Island Flood 03/03/2018

~



Because that's where life is..


Plum Island Flood


Plum Island Flood


Plum Island Flood


Plum Island Flood


Plum Island Flood


Plum island flood


Plum island flood


 
Got stuck up on Plum Island on Saturday while the Sea Queen caressed once-dry land with the hem of blue-green gown.  She flooded the causeway and nobody got on or off the island until she got good and ready to let them.

People have asked me why I went there in the very first place, if I knew there was going to be a flood..

It's simple.

That's where the juice was.

It's called being alive.

How many times do you get to witness the Sea casually reclaim territory or see waves break over two story houses, or people trying to ride bicycles in two feet of water?


~




Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Never Forget This Simple Fact





He Wants It All


~




Cooking With Bishop Cruz





His Eminence, Bishop Ted Cruz
First Church of Guns & Ammunition

No one presides over a
Second Amendment Martyrdom Liturgy
with as much sanctimony
as Bishop Cruz does.
As of this writing though,
none of Bishop Cruz's heartfelt
thoughts and prayers have
persuaded the Creator
to resurrect one
single,
solitary,
dead child.


~