Archive for June, 2009

Now See Here! – Pigskin Liquor Dip, Smyrna, TN

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

While on photo safari deep in the jungles of suburban Middle Tennessee, our guide led us to this primitive band of natives during their celebration surrounding ‘The Game.’

The Filth of Victory

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2009

I step out of my tent and look up at the sky.

Gray, not smoke gray. Rain gray.

Rain always makes this job worse.

Cartography #8

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2009

Emily stopped me in the hall in eighth grade
and offered me a blowjob. I declined
because I was terrified.

Napkin Scratches – Belphegor

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Belphegor, the disputer. The chief demon of Sloth and Laziness. He seduces mankind through the gifts of wealth and inspiration. Clearly this is a creature to be feared.

Songs about Tennessee – Old Sandy, Part 4

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Burchett exacts his revenge on the Chamber president – right there in front of the Wal-Mart executives! Ben and the National Guard look for Old Sandy in the woods to no avail.

Now See Here! – On Death and Dying

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

These are 30 photos I have made that together describe the wild mood swings of a hard hot week.

Please pardon our mess.

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Serious stuff and other stuff regarding the site.

Ecophage and Ever-Rest

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

It is just me on my little island, waiting on the tide to come in. Waiting, in fact, for the tides to rise high enough to swallow my refuge of Ever-Rest.

Weekend Guest – Lindsey Turner

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

In a museum, echoes are devoured by Navajo cloths and Renaissance canvasses. The broken walls are laid out in a maze to keep the patron walking, gazing, reading, admiring, but also to give the guards a tactical advantage.

Cartography #7

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2009

Josh and Mike and I around the table, looking at Noblesville–
the phallic clocktower of the courthouse taunting the sky–
eating Hunan Chicken and playing guitars, non-concurrently

Napkin Scratches – Morgan

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The first entry from Pat’s new regular spot.

The Times, They are a Changin’

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The Great and Secret Thing gives up one of its own and takes in a new one all in the same breath.

Songs about Tennessee – Old Sandy, Part 3

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Ben remembers when he and Coleman encountered Old Sandy.Tyler rents a gorilla suit to, apparently, get back at the Chamber of Commerce president. Ben and the mayor chat about Ben’s motives as the state guard arrives for the Old Sandy hunt.

Now See Here! – Madison Medical, Buttons

Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

You’re in an abandoned building in the middle of demolition. How can you not push the panic button?

Magictown, vol 1, #7

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2009

Chapter 7 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist

Weekend Guest – Tim Robinson

Posted on Saturday, June 13th, 2009

The sky over the dented lip of the troop transport is just turning the color of an over ripe peach. We are all cold and cramped and covered by the thin mist of sea spray coming over the sides. I barely notice when the speakers click on and the prayers begin.

Cartography #6

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2009

We pried back the floorboards with a crowbar, Dan removed rusted nails with his dad’s hammer. We would have dropped worms on his big sister,

Firewater – Nightshift

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The life and times of a modern vampire.

Songs about Tennessee – Old Sandy, Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The hunt for Old Sandy is approved. Tyler has a sit down with the Chamber of Commerce president who says “thanks but no worries” on Tyler’s attempt to block the hunt. This pisses Tyler Burchett right off. What will he do for revenge?!?!

Now See Here! – Madison Medical, Buildings

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

A government building built by the lowest bidder in the midst of an upheaval is not the most likely place for beauty. Unless you know just where to look.

Magictown, vol 1, #6

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2009

Chapter 6 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist

Weekend Guest – Katie DiGiovanna

Posted on Sunday, June 7th, 2009

For her, painting is a way to slow down the ceaseless progression of time. When it is just her, the canvas and the paint, distractions are shut out and time slows enough for her to linger in that moment of creation.

Cartography #5

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2009

Arianne disappeared halfway into the sixth grade, but we were never worried; I was the only one who seemed
to even notice.

Firewater – The Island Girl

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2009

A brief interlude, a quiet respite.

Songs about Tennessee – Old Sandy, Part 1

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The Overton County Commission is voting on whether or not to call in government help to search for Old Sandy, a Sasquatch. Ben and his buddy saw it one day while they were hunting. Tyler hates the idea and mayor isn’t sure but is following Ben’s lead.


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