October 24, 2013 - Strange Motivation


Catfish Tale

Catfish Tale .  (From movie, ‘Catfish’)

They used to tank Cod from Alaska, all the way to China.  They’d keep ’em in vats in the ship.  By the time the Cod fish reached China, the flesh was moosh.  And tasteless.   So this guy came up with the idea of, that if you put these Cods in these big vats, put some Catfish in with ’em, and the Catfish would keep the Cod agile.  And there are those people who are Catfish in life.  They keep you on your toes.  They keep you guessing.  They keep you fresh.  And I thank God for the Catfish, ’cause we’d be droll, boring and dull if we didn’t have somebody nipping at our fin.”    

Charcoal illustration by Tyler Davis found at  

October 22, 2013 - Beauty in Black Clouds – and Dogs



And you offer her an umbrella.

August 13, 2013 - Keep Flowers In Full Bloom


pushing elephants upstairs

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Michael Stipe (REM) also makes bronze sculptures…


pushing elephants


July 18, 2013 - Walk In Your Own Shoes


July 4, 2013 - Wisdoms of Rose Away With The Birds


Wisdoms of rose bird days

Sometimes Rose couldn’t account for the hours in her day .

Although Rose meets each day with a slight brief, she often drifts off, leaving her with no recollection of time gone astray – and where she was when it went.  She relishes this sweet form of freedom and the fruitful outcomes that arise from times when she does nothing of great significance at all – except maybe concentrating on her breathing.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  In a world where the rush to do, to see, to be, is so overwhelming at times, Rose’s footsteps are calm ones to follow – along with her ‘away with the birds’ philosophy that defies the more uptight others view of this being laziness.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

June 20, 2013 - Pleasa Sava Mona


please sava mona


The changing face of beauty .

In a waiting room I picked up a plastic surgery magazine.  The fact that plastic surgery is being promoted as a fashionable commodity is alarming.    And we should be alarmed by the cultural movement towards the attainment of perfection – and the abundance of sexed up chicks and soft porn images that surround us – and our kids.  And it’s not only women who are suffering from the promotion of an unattainable ideal.  It’s men and kids too.  Talk to young people and most of them don’t like what they look like.  It causes them great agony – and it’s stopping them in their tracks.  So let’s just keep questioning the ‘ideal’ being promoted on telly, internet, social media, in magazines, on catwalks, movies and stages – in doctors surgery waiting rooms.