Thursday, January 22, 2015


shut your mouth

You see this cat 
is a bad mother

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Friday, January 09, 2015


3rd & Garden
Dec 2014
Dekalb, IL, USA

The Trouble with Tribbles
(for you all you non-Trekkies in the house)


Dead of Winter

 at the house of my father:
 view from upstairs, south facing window

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Mannequin Head

at Papi's* place 2014

*Papi - pronounced "pop-ee" with equal emphasis on both syllables. Sounds like "poppy," as in the flower (see homophone** below).  Derived from modern Southwest Hispanic culture, whereby a male figure is imbued with potent, masculine and/or father-like qualities. Not dissimilar from the Western European tradition whereby an older male might be respectfully termed "father" or even "grandfather" regardless of actual lineage. Alternately spelled "popi", especially when in reference to my own father, (a.k.a. "dear old dad", a.k.a. "X") - esp. when handwritten by his grandchildren, my nieces.

**Homophone - when words sound alike regardless of spelling, i.e. "papi", "poppy" and "popi".

***Dipwad - a derogatory term implying unintelligence or incompetence.

****Mister/Mr. - a polite or respectful form of address.

*****Mr. Dipwad - The opposite of "dipwad" - whereby "Mr." (similar  to "un" in this case), when placed in the first position,  causes the derisive quality of the ensuing term to be nullified.  See also "I'm made of rubber, you're made of glue".

Night at the Museum

 Museum of Modern Art in Chicago

Night Swimming

Coy Pond
Museum of Modern Art, Chicago

Friday, January 02, 2015