waiting for silence


pleasurable stopping


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“The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid -- aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh. I awlyas thoguht slpeling was iprmoatnt.” In taht csae, mbyae terhe is hpoe for Goerge Bsuh and the Areicman Admstitrainion. On seoncd thoguths…

i borrowed this from lindsay(north yorkshire england)...thnaks lindsay



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things have in common?

what do these two.....

the answer:CATLETTSBURG:my hometown

Catlettsburg is located in the northeast corner of Kentucky at the mouth of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers. It is considered part of the Kentucky/West Virginia/Ohio Tri-state area. One of the most significant landmarks in Catlettsburg is the flood wall. Before the flood wall's construction, it is estimated that Catlettsburg was inundated with flood water once every 18 months. In 1937 a large snowfall and subsequent rainfall in the mountains of West Virginia swept massive amounts of water into the Ohio River. Catlettsburg was completely inundated with water from this runoff, and what would later be called the "1937 Flood" convinced Ashland, Ironton, Catlettsburg and Russell that they needed permanent flood protection. Catlettsburg was briefly home to serial killer Charles Manson.


Rowan Leaves w/Hole



I have a title...but i'm keeping it a secret. anyone who can guess the title can have the painting. only on one condition...you have to burn it. not only that..but you have to also video tape the burning. it's acrylic on canvas...perhpaps the last acrylic i'll ever do. i have moved on to oils. i'm not sure why i didn't make the move sooner. so anyway after i use up the last few tubes of acrylic paint...i'm saying buy buy!...

almost finished and not yet titled...oil on canvas

see the finished product on december 4th

YOBANANABOY is a palindrome

this is a drawing done on a banana peel.
the skin turns black wherever you scratch it.
in this case i used one of my insulin syringes
to do the scratching.


my muse

GOLD mostly to be left wanting... we get left here supposedly alive... squirming and fully exposed in the fluids given... i can understand when you turn your eye... no one is ever gonna see the truth... fuck all if we just don't want to get on... take what we have to until it chokes us.... believe!!! if there is still enough of that left to go around... see the purity that holds everything.... choke quietly in her presence... joke loudly that you are still intact.... free from anything like the idea of she... christ is here to say it is so... staring at the same stupid question as me... making up the same mistakes... all that beauty is enough.... for once i can shut up... smile quiet without explaining.... what allows me to stay... MUSE could i even realize??? mostly i don't ever try...leave it left over for this alone....taking the shallow breath that gets left behind... satisfied with what saves me... retiring from all those daylights.... removing myself from any focus.... getting close as i can to the things that twist me up.... refusing to ignore it for once.... this being like everything else is not.... a moment i can't save or appreciate....insist on being implored.... some more shit i shan't say... while being afraid still counts.... because that still does.... as much as anything... least round here it does.... makes up the most of what is left... buys up the rest of my time... takes all of this guessing away.... brings new greater reservations.... leaves me half of a whole.... wishing for a home... by: J.CLAYTON.V

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various versions of virtu

on the way out

i've been thinking about becoming a hermit

....actually i kind of already am:

A hermit is a person who lives apart from society. Traditionally, this has meant living alone and self-sufficiently, but not always. The word "hermit" is derived from the Greek eremia for "desert," in reference to the Desert Fathers of the fourth century; and eremos came to mean solitary. The Latin equivalent is solitarius.
The term recluse is often taken as a synonym but it has a more behavioral sense to it, while the term "hermit" often retains its deliberate, even spiritual sense. For example, the famed eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica defined "hermit" as "a solitary, one who withdraws from all intercourse with other human beings in order to live a life of religious contemplation." However, the American Heritage Dictionary defines "hermit" as "a person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse."

why does a person become a hermit? One need not be religious or spiritual to appreciate the ability to find space for oneself, to seek self-expression, and to be indifferent to or choose not to conform to the ways of the world. A spiritual tradition or culture has often been the context, but some individuals have created their own philosophical reasons for pursuing solitude. Others have discovered renewed creativity from limited periods of solitude. As long as solitude is voluntary, not forced by psychological illness or institutional confinements or oppressions, solitude has been universal.


a chuck wagon cook at work...

this is what i would have been...circa long ago

CHUCK WAGON COOK: On the old time cattle drives, the cook was sometimes an aging cowboy hired for his ability to drive a wagon more than his cooking skills. He was in charge of the wagon and everything related to it. Because the success of the camp and the drive depended greatly on them...they were paid double the wage of a cowhand-around $30-$50 a month. Chuckwagon Cooks often acted as barbers, bankers, dentists, doctors and teamster to the cowboys in their crew. Other names for cooks were: dough-puncher, pot-rassler, beanmaster, biscuit-shooter, dough-belly, belly-cheater or just plain "cookie." Ranch cooks today still command a great deal of respect and many expect a certain strict etiquette in their vicinity.

looks as if it is still possible to be a chuck wagon cook....
so if any ranchers read this....i'm ready to work..



before-during-after her solitary dance

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