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Magictown, Chapter 21

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009

In which the mystery at hand is discussed, sigil magic is described, and a the leader of the magic gangs vote on their course of action.

Cartography #26 – GRUDGEMATCH

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009

In one corner, weighing in at 250, the poet at 12.
Eating for comfort, for company, to quiet his general
distaste for everything.

Napkin Scratches – Recycled Materials

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009

When cardboard is whatcha got, cardboard is whatcha draw on.

The faintest memory is hardest to forget

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

A wistful medley of piano, violin, and guitar that attempts to evoke the openings and closings of the forgotten corners of our memory, and the bittersweet feelings that accompany them.

Magictown, Chapter 20

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2009

In which the meeting of the leaders of the Magictown gangs commences, and David find himself face to face with his old flame.

Cartography #26 – Noisy Monsters

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009

In the chilly damp air of late summer, the lonely
croaks of bullfrogs, in their kingly stances, bellowing
from their swollen necks the songs of lacking love.

Napkin Scratches – That Bearded Fellow

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009

Alternate titles for this illustration included ‘Beardy McBeardingstien’, ‘The Beards of Madison County’ and ‘The Bearding in Connecticut’.

New York City (I’ve Never Been)

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

A song from a 21 year old Ben. A true story of heartbreak and lost opportunity. Re-recorded for The Great and Secret Thing.

The New Wednedsay

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Everyone say hello to Ben Powers, our new Wednesday bard.

Now See Here! – Ginko

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Three images taken from a walk on a wet, gray day. I like the way I feel differently about the photographs when they are each a solitary object, or as part of a group. Something in my mind is always gently nudging me to order things into threes.

Magictown, Chapter 19

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009

In which David reunites with his estranged father figure, Victor, advice is given, and the mysteries of Magictown are discussed.

Cartography #25 – Aubade

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009

You, whispering hymns in my ear,
one orange saturday morning:
the dear uninvited.

Napkin Scratches – The Marker Man

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Remember to play with markers kids. You should always play with markers.

Songs About Tennessee – One Lane Bridge, part 9 – the end

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The final chapter of One Lane Bridge, and Mister Toby Sells’s final regular bit for The Great and Secret Thing.

Now See Here! – Clarksdale, MS

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

It started out as an idea to document the “Old South”. It dissolved into something much cuter as I found myself unable to stop photographing the wife and pooch.

Magictown, Chapter 18

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009

In which a rival forces David to face his own short comings and the future, as well as an estranged father figure from his past.

Cartography #24 – Greenwood Park Mall, Summer, 1986

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009

Silence, bleeding slow through the mall,
each cough finding tile to ricochet from
back to the sender’s ear.

Napkin Scratches – The Elf Queen

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009

High fantasy and bee-hive hairdo’s. A match made in heaven.

Songs About Tennessee – One Lane Bridge, part 8

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The trial is over, and as the heat of summer gives way to the cool of winter, people are left to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on. Or not.

The Great and Secret Thing Needs You

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The Great and Secret Thing is looking for some one to take over the Wednesday spot.

Now See Here! – Drinking in the Delta

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

After a night of dancing and drinking at a Mississippi wedding at the famous Hollywood Cafe, two dear friends of mine were kind enough to give me the after-hours casino-free tour of Tunica County.

The Origin of Jealousy, Greed and Mankind

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2009

An original creation myth that I dig out every few years and poke with a stick. I had the original idea almost a decade ago, and I keep rewriting it every few years because of hard drive failures and my own boredom.

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