Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Hill of Beans

hill o beans
Ski clear into morning

We could just picture it — my limp and having to explain it was from a skiing accident. Where were you skiing? In my kitchen. Frighteningly enough, people who know me well would hardly bat an eye at this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Caught on Camera

caught on camera

After slipping outside for a quick shot in the gathering dusk, I hear at the screen door, "Brian!, Pearl's being weird again".


Saturday, March 26, 2011



A morning with the sports pages. Ah, the Senators beat the Rangers. Missed that game.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Writers Retreat

our calabogie group
Those of us who made it up for the 3-day writing retreat at Doubleboogie. What a rejuvenating time: reading, discussing, writing and making books one page at a time. Most of us tried out hands at accordion books. A flutter book is from a single sheet of paper with folds and cuts, variants of accordion-style such as this on p. 13 of the pdf.

Myself, Brian, Terry, Elena, Sheila and Claudia.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Place to Lodge

great place to lodge

Call me the stopped bullet.

A spectacular cabin with even a gas fireplace in the room. Doublebogie. I don't want to leave again!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

lil boy beeper

little boy beeper
go tweet your alarm. doing laundry is an interruption to reading or is that visa versa?


the cross of sun

a cross of sun

bears no weight. spring equinox comes.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Thyme in Hand


The Carleton University Greenhouses are open year round to the public (9:30-4:30 with an hour closure at lunch.) There are 1000 plants. Here's some thyme in hand.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Between the Boards

behind, between the boards

4th concept for the day's photo and the best of the worst of the lot. the air smells smoky from the area fire and I'm tired.

Do enough public photography and I'll grow impervious to people presuming me conspicuously strange, right?



Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Forbidden black rice and crispy deep fried green beans, now not only available in Toronto. Whee for Market Organics.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Identification: Retrospective

identification: retrospective

Twenty years, almost, in photo i.d. (The big image isn't official i.d. In the latest, no glasses and no smiles allowed.)


Sunday, March 13, 2011

KaDo group

KaDo group

Our haiku group did a reading at versefest.
Mike, Heather, Sheila, Margot, Terry, Claudia, Grant, Betty, Elena, Guy, Pearl


Saturday, March 12, 2011


light sensitivity headache

Light sensitivity headache, brain blur and a crash. Throat, sinuses, vertigo, and oh, to have the size: power ratio of a cold germ.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Showcases of Ideas


hyf the gypsy sun and Marcus McCann ideas duelling in the head at versefest of a war within and without: of lines of engagement of rules of society of defining and navigating ownership and identity.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keyboard Toes

keyboard toes

All my the blood running in my head and none left for extremities. Purple popsicle toes come from thinking in one posture at the keyboard for those few hours it takes to complete one thought.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Motley Crew

motley mix

Rod, me in poetry goggles, Papa Steve and Sean at Dusty Owl

(Man, I look short!)


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Should be careful

eating cashews
Eating cashews, are what you eat. Ah, nuts.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Celebratory Meal

zen kitchen

a celebratory meals and the chef's mocktail of the day at ZenKitchen, 634 Somerset between Bronson and Percy. Amazing food. Yes, that is how one cooks.

A post on the meal.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

my homemade chaos butterflies

my chaos butterflies

one perched to flutter, one more about to fly off into the world.

(another manuscript was accepted and getting its wings dried to fly.)


(with a texture by Neighya)