Monday, March 01, 2010


The Chihuahua was used in sacred rituals as they were considered holy to Pre-Colombian Indian nations.--Wikipedia

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Single occupancy vehicle

Drove home to the snow covered south. Making that big carbon footprint. 686 miles, I95, I84,I81, I64. 587 pounds of emissions. Takes 91 trees to offset. I'm covered. I'd ride Amtrak (316 lbs) but dogs are not allowed.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

change again

Gray, Sophie and I went out walking. Met Charlie and Bode on the edge of Atlantic Avenue.
These two dogs, from Diane and Red Pilbin's kennel in New Hampshire are a delight.

Sophie's fugue, her existential moment of yesterday forgotten.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010


Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

Sophia has a ten year history of visiting beaches. When she is on the sand I know what she is going to do. Poetry in motion. She runs and the running sings.
I took Sophie to the ocean yesterday and she surprised. She walked out in the water chest deep. She ignored my calls.
She stood still for too long. She came back in. She sat. She walked back to the car.
I hate change.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

canis familiarus

I'd never met a bulldog before. Charming animal.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Sophie lame from road salt. Quit walking on Prospect Street a mile from home. Tried to hitch. Tried to get a ride from the police. Ended up carrying her to Jane and Paul's. They drove her home.

This dogboot seems to be answering, but not on the style level.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

test pattern

ten years, two days


Saturday, January 30, 2010

dog years

Sophia's tenth birthday today. Young Sophie...


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Felis catus

are cats smarter than dogs?


Thursday, December 17, 2009

In Deo Speramus

Bruno, the Brown University totemic animal, background. A realistic mascot to accompany the University's sober motto:

"In God We Hope."


Monday, December 07, 2009



Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Jimmy Dog Studio

Jimmy Dog, napping.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

puppy class

Sophie didn't pass


Monday, September 21, 2009



Friday, August 07, 2009

tremendous envelope

This 18x24" envelope handed over to the US Postal service Wednesday, first class mail, bound for Tallahassee, Florida. When it arrives, the recipient will photograph.
The drama!
The post office, for years, my favorite federal agency...
The accumulation of miles, the passage of time, what will remain?


Saturday, August 01, 2009

beware of dog


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

zea mays

Sophia with the class of 2008, Slabtown, Virginia


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

elephant rock

Sophia and a Yankee dog. The dog is a Katrina refugee, a transplant.


Thursday, June 25, 2009


The association between high-fructose corn syrup and obesity may reflect that we consume so much of it.--Consumer Reports


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Elaine and Rita

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Canis lupus familiaris


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Perdido Key

church of the blue dome


Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth?


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

on the furniture

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.--Job


Thursday, March 05, 2009


Whatever things are necessary are manifest.


Monday, January 19, 2009

ice dog

arg. headed to DC on bicycle to participate in celebratory history. alas, the computer to Internet connection I've used on the road for the past four years is broken.


Monday, January 05, 2009

locust avenue dogs

The Weasel Times and Stoat Intelligencer has an notable tick photo posted today. Ticks are not often photographed. Good job Weasel!


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sofa sofa

This photo looks better in color than b&w.
Code to do a rollover with a psd that shifts from b&w to color...?

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Thursday, January 01, 2009


No resolutions. Habits are set. A race between time and turtle. Cue 1978. Same race. Different year.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Interstate 81 rearview

three miles ahead, traffic was merging from two lanes to one.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Elephant Rock



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Green Pond, SC

Kendrick Mayes' Jake


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lexington, Virginia

Minding the store


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

cover girl

Monday, February 11, 2008

no dogs


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

dog and president

Today is the birthday of Dick Cheney (1941), Sophia (2000) and FDR (1882)


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Highgate Cemetery

Her Faithful Pet
In Fond Memory
Theresa Augusta Pierssene,
Who Died 20th November 1927,
Aged 67 Years
"God Takes Our Loved Ones From Our Homes
But Never From Our Hearts"
Also of
Harry Pierssene
Husband Of Above
Who Died 30th June 1949
In His 90th Year
And Their Devoted Daughter
Who Died 17th March 1977


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Highgate Cemetery

And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.--Judges 16:30


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Highgate Cemetery

"He's a cat with an uncanny instinct for death," said Dr. David M. Dosa, assistant professor at the Brown University School of Medicine and a geriatric specialist. "He attends deaths. He's pretty insistent on it."--Boston Globe


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

black and white

Dogs see in B&W? "Ask a scientist" answers that burning question...


Sunday, December 02, 2007

thirty three years

Migration Gallery's Invitational show We All Live in Bordertowns is currently open and runs through the end of December. Gallery owners, Rob and Laura, are blogging each day about one of the artists in the show.
In the spirit of eternal, dogged, relentless self promotion
Better yet, Stacey Evans John Grant Maggie Taylor

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Saturday, November 24, 2007


Emma blew through town the beginning of the week. Sophia was beside herself. Pack member. Yipping with delight.
Thanksgiving morning Emma was gone.
No joyful vocalizing. Waiting.
Argus arrrgus arrrguss, dog of Odysseus.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

President Dog

if Fred Thompson can start late...


Monday, November 05, 2007

gazing ball

the crystal ball is cloudy. Who will our new new regional representatives be? vote early, vote often...


Saturday, October 27, 2007

philip's dog