Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

Doug Sahm: Family Man & Night of the Living Blues

September 30, 2017

The Randy List / English is Difficult

June 30, 2017

The Randy List / V.P. or V.I.P.?

May 5, 2017

Ventura at 4am / Pilgrims Were Refugees

May 1, 2017

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February 23, 2020

My wife and I, excluded, stand on the wrong side of a frosted-glass wall. It separates us from those on the other side who are enjoying a good meal. We were turned away! Are we angry? Envious? Do we feel left out? Not at all! It...

February 14, 2020

They took away my Kodachrome but gave me Photoshop instead. Now I can make the colors as bright and sunny as I want. The mute image now sings. The hidden is revealed. I think of Eliza Doolittle. She was a gem before Henry Higgin...

February 2, 2020

At the party we were alight with joy. “Thank you! Thank you!” we said. We said we’d remember the moment always and, having experienced such generosity from you, we promised generosity in return, to give ourselves to the world ju...

January 2, 2020

Everything is new under the sun.
Everything is just beginning.
Nothing sits still.
We are all in free fall,
trusting we will bounce.

Photo of a mid-air boy on inflatable slide, Arden Fair, Arden, Delaware.

To comment, Click He...

December 18, 2019

The moon is an egg waiting to be hatched.
Simple geometry is an oxymoron.
Where do thoughts come from?
Thoughts appear in our minds as if from nowhere.
Does that make them ours?
Can we claim credit?
At the end of a sentence, put...

November 20, 2019

I love the way grass stems, blown back and forth by the wind, sweep graceful arcs across the sand. May we, blown by the winds of change, move as gracefully.

Photo of a tuft of grass at Horseneck Beach State Reserve, Westport, M...

October 30, 2019

The old is always new and the new is always getting older. As soon as it appears,

the new takes its place in time, which blesses it with character. The new is no

longer what it was, but neither is the old. Both get older and, in...

May 16, 2017

 Night Tulips

Even at night, the tulips show forth their glory. 
Even in the dark, they dance and sing. 
Bring out a light and you will find them 
shouting their hallelujahs. 
So, too, when the dismal descends, 
may we do as well...

April 11, 2017

Air In Water

On the inside walls of my glass, 
tiny bubbles of air appear out of nowhere 
as the cold water warms to room temperature. 
Wondering why, I read and learn. 
The warmer water gets, the less air it holds. 
That’s the...

December 11, 2016

“I see! I see!” said the blind man, as he picked up his camera and saw.

The camera connects me to the facts of the world; otherwise, I am all in my head, dwelling on dreamy possibilities, blind to many, many things. Camera in han...

November 16, 2016


I imagine the worst, that 
our differences will divide us — 
marriages split, 
families broken, 
communities in uproar, 
civil wars raging 
in all their uncivil ways, 
the world at odds with itself, 
without comprom...

October 24, 2016

Pity me not. Even caged, I can strut. 

I am Platalea ajaja — Roseate Spoonbill. 

There isn’t a mudhen alive 

can strain marsh ooze better than I. 

There isn’t a peacock prouder 

of its plumage and stately gait. 

But envy me...

September 22, 2016

My wife tells me the latest:

A doctor and lawyer with two small children are getting divorced.

A recently-retired man faces aggressive dementia.

A 59-year-old woman falls to her death at a local adventure park.

I have no stories for...

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Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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Working Class Heart - Todd Samusson
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R. Crumb
Worth Another Look
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El Casino

By Peter Chapa

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