Saturday, January 31, 2009

Too Good Question

The question was so
good he couldn't
answ- er. Fortunately
he was able to blame
his in eptitude on
the traffic.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Still Doomed

He survived every pre-
ventive medical procedure
but was still doomed.


No Pork


Allergy Shots


Caps on Teeth

Blood Tests

Dark Green Veges



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boring Pictures

I went out and took
landscape photos. It
was like I had done
it in a previous life.
They were so boring.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Laughing Gas

I asked a Buddhist priest
if I should meditate at
the dentist's. She recommended
laughing gas instead.


Gas / Meditate

Monday, January 26, 2009

No Nus is Good Nus

They all overslept and
when they finally woke
they were surprised
that there was no news.

New / New

No Nus is Good Nus


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Crystal Ball

They discussed their future
and decided that they'd hav-
ve to get a crystal ball.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Same God

So since we have the sam-
e god, we can be friends —

But what about those wi-
th other or no god(s) – can
we be friends too?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009


He smiled so much
his mouth became a
resting place for
cold and/or frightened
birds and bees —

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

In and Out

I tried 2 watch my abd-
omen move in and out
while not trying to alter
my breathing. It was like
Heisenberg's uncertainty

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Old Friend

Went to C art 2day
and bumped into
2 old friends (art &
an old colleague from
the 70s).

M. Di Suvero

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ardurous Lives

husband & wife, each
told of their unique*
path through life.
Both had suffered much.

* and arduous

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dentist for Hire

I had much better
luck in St. Louis at the
dentist who said "every-
thing looks good." Maybe
in the Austin Yellow Pag-
es I can find a more
positive dentist.

old fillings



Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Blade of Grass

fifth century Buddhidharma
brought Buddhism from
India to China, riding
the Yangtze on a blade
of grass.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

An Ordinary Day

The car ran over the priest's foot.
Injured, he could only feel compassion
for the driver who was traumatized by
the incident.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Closure to the Missing Screw Saga

We took the glasses to
the glass store & met a
wonderful man who has 1
of the two eyeglass stores
in town.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Searching for Clarity

I was ready to go to "sit" when
my glasses broke--a screw fell
out. Unable to see, and all alone,
I found the screw by feeling around
in my shoe (I didn't hear it hit the
floor (and I don't have cuffs)). I
tried to put the screw back using a
magnifying glass but I still could not
see well enough. Finally I remembered that
my wife had an old pair of glasses, so
I went to get those and was able to see
well enough to put the screw back in.

But I never wanted to have to tighten that
screw again, so I gave it one more half
turn, stripping the threads and causing
the screw to come out. I finally fixed
the glasses with a piece of nerdy looking
duct tape.

On my way to "sit," I stopped at the
local optician for a quick repair job.
They referred me to a shop that only
repairs glasses. The good news was that
it was next to one of my favorite Thai
restaurants. Tomorrow I'll get a new
screw, a bigger tapped hole...
and a great meal.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Truth (Isn't)

My daughter told me
2 day that there are
no universal truths
and that each of us
has to find our own

Who does
she think
she is?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Light in Austin

I met a man 2night &
told him I was an a-
rtist in Austin, "How's
the light," he said. We
were then interruped,
giving me a moment
2 think, "the energy is
great," I replied.

Light in Austin

Monday, January 5, 2009

God, . . .

God, you tell
her why.

See the movie,
Be Good, Smile Pretty.
about a daughter's journey
to know her father
who died in Vietnam.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Old Way

it was a novelty
2 write lots of letters
2 day & 2 put stamps
on them.


The old way

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dog Barking Horse

The dog next door has been
barking all evening. I wonder
why it doesn't realize that his
complaining will just make it

Dog turning horse

might not
believe this
but it just

Friday, January 2, 2009

My Wife's Confused?

So we were ready 2 hit
the road when I discove-
red a flat tire. I told
my wife I'd drive 2 the gas
station to fill my air tank
with air so I could* drive
to the gas station. I cou-
ldn't understand her con-

*fill the tire and


Thursday, January 1, 2009

No Art Today

I don't have time for
art today. Took apart a
stubborn table, went 2
nice party, made dinner, &
carried lots of boxes down
the stairs. Oh, and had 2
shave with a razor because
neither of my electric razor
s would work.

Who's in the world?

Xiushan said, "What can you do about the world?" Dizang said, "What do you call the world?"