Obituary for Bernice M. Green
This photo-series is dedicated to my friend Sam because Lilacs really do remind her of death and she got me one of my first jobs at Happy Chef in Waterloo, which recently closed. I picked the Lilacs from my backyard and they have since withered and decayed themselves…
Oh boy, Obama‘s late night speech has been posted on YouTube and the comments are flooding in by the second. You can also download it in its entirety… This is part of public domain and so I will be using it for commentary within the next few days. The part I’m most interested in is, […]
If I can write my way out of a paper bag I can hopefully write my way out of Iowa. I love the Midwest. I love where I grew up but the more I learn about my world the more I want to get out, experience it and possibly try to change it for the […]
The Black Hawk Rollerdrome finally came down the other day. Read the Courier article here: Black Hawk Rollerdrome comes tumblin’ down. These photos were taken last fall. Here is their Facebook page if you’re interested in sharing your story of this place or any other closed skating rink. You can also post a comment here […]
The grey kitty is Gracie. We got her after swimming at the beach at George Wythe. People were giving away cute little kittens and we took the smallest one, she fit in the center of your hand and even as a fully grown adult remains a very tiny grey cat with a tiny patch of […]
For those of you who don’t know my car has finally died… I called him Dr. Gonzo and honestly, I’m amazed he lasted this long. I will always cherish the fond memories I have with him, especially driving up that mountain in Colorado. Long live blastedgoat’s Buick, Dr. Gonzo!
You know those flowers you picked for me? The ones that rested on the windowsill since spring? They’re nearly dead. Only a few pale yellow petals hold on, their cup full– of spidery threads woven around moldy stems.
This is my kitty, she will be missed dearly by me. This song is A True Story of a Story of True Love by The Books, they are an awesome band. (Did you see their link in the music section on the right side of my blog?) I am working on several poetry videos to […]
I have probably thrown away those “standing for Obama” stickers, I know the blue painters tape is looong gone. Zach may have even ripped that exact DEX telephone directory in two. We gave the kitchen table to Kasey and Emily who don’t use it very much either. I tucked the worn purple collar Emily bought […]
There’s a big swirling ball of garbage There’s a lot of fucking soup cans They’re emptying off shelves and multiplying Plastic and tin triangle of death each particle a star a blink that goes on by… Earth is my… inflatable plastic toy.