Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Sun through leaves, early dusk, Tuesday 20 August 2013. Wildwood Park, Puyallup, Washington.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Cumulus cloud, afternoon, Monday 19 August 2013. Edgewood, Washington.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


"Octopus" by Troy's Work Table. The first place winner at Puyallup's Chalk the Walk, sponsored by Valley Arts United.

This one was really fun to chalk. I hadn't chalked an octopus for quite some time.

There was no time limit. (There really was, but it was far enough off to be irrelevant.) The sun was warm. People were milling about and watching and stopping and making their own chalk art. A mariachi band played nearby. It was a rather relaxing and somewhat sublime moment.

And the chalk adhered like butter to a warm griddle. Smooooooth!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


"The reason that I unalterably oppose nuclear power is so obvious to me that I remain astounded that everybody on earth is not likewise against it: Dangerously radioactive nuclear wastes must be stored and guarded for periods insanely in excess of any civilization's frame of reference." 

—page 21, Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan by William T. Vollmann.

Read an excerpt from the book HERE.

Friday, August 09, 2013


"Sleestak Test Pattern" by Troy's Work Table. Frost Park Chalk Off Challenge 6:19. Friday 09 August 2013.

Sleestak, Sleestak, Enik (the Altrusian).
Time portal crystal control pedestal panel.

Thursday, August 08, 2013


"Boys and men like Huck [Finn] don't write, they're too busy satiated by life itself, a life in which one fishes not for whales but for catfish in the river that splits the United States in two, to the east the dawn, the civilization, everything that strives desperately to be history and to be storied, and to the west the clarity of blindness and myth, everything that lies beyond books and history, everything that we fear in our innermost selves."

 —page 297, from "Our Guide to the Abyss," as found in Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolaño.