Friday, May 16, 2008

Polar Night

drifting on a floe
false dawn on every horizon
Polar night endures

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

High Lights in a Vacuum

the days fall
handles are illusions
Without edges

Thursday, May 1, 2008


accepts my memories
rendered obsolete
The second hand store

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Childhood Memories

sharp intense reflection
random recollections
Appear as shards

Monday, April 21, 2008


brushes my head
just a reminder
A crow from nowhere

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Horse Latitudes

seeking the premise
to be sacrificed to the Sargasso
Searching the horizon

Monday, April 7, 2008


crumbs per square meter
redeemed by salivation
Manna scattered

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Family Tradition

from brother to cousin
fruit of our sheet metal loins
Touring the new car

Sunday, March 30, 2008


from cessation
boredom survives
Relief comes

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fork In The Road

end somwhere
menu at a diner
All Roads

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


secure from now
nightmares are the new present
The abyss of sleep

Monday, March 17, 2008


and eat their own
only Pavlov salivates
Bears awake

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Horse Latitudes

no wind for the sails
caught in a conundrum
Better weather

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Sun Behind Me

searching for answers
revealed in self destruction
Chasing shadows

Friday, March 14, 2008

From Meeting To Vacum

everything is a good idea
seated face to face
Meeting a politician

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Nature Of The Beast

I probe a nemesis
there is no substance
With remote sensing

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


seeking the sun
I am daffodil
Daffodils bloom

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Return Of The Miracle Man

miracles performed daily
did anyone care
Travelling to the when

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ship's Master

wind in my face
where is this thing going
Standing on the bridge

Sunday, March 9, 2008


progress announcements
arrival today
Like Santa Claus

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Traveling Among The Uber

I am ignored
always wear yellow
I am accepted

Friday, March 7, 2008


says hello
I am fulfilled
The post office

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Faced Book

linked forever
total strangers
Best of friends

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Health Club Promise

the perfect mind
only Leonard can deliver
The perfect body

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Border Guards

enter a Zen state
maybe bribery

Monday, March 3, 2008


there is no war
only information
Peace isn't neccessary

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Searching For The Exit

in this painting
I am serching
She announced real pepper corns

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Decision

fog of doubt
does it change
Final resolution

Friday, February 29, 2008

Life Paths

four destinies
perhaps my own
How to choose

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Searching For Karma

selling at half price
what return
Buying at full price

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


bad news
small step
Good news

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Lions

roar from the past
lived by others
Caged dreams

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Insulator

times present
translucent glass
Times past

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Self Promotion

internal combustion
i mentioned the name
Celcius rising

Friday, February 22, 2008


bound for glory
rocks are calling
Setting sail

Thursday, February 21, 2008

On Perfection

on the search
at what cost
The curtain rises

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Street Lights

cast in light
perpetual pursuit
Twin shadows

Monday, February 18, 2008

Serendipity Envelope

at the tide line
living on an island
Serendipity ends

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Shared Environment

innocent pretense
unknown victim
Class validation

Saturday, February 16, 2008


else from column B
fictional recall
Something from column A

Friday, February 15, 2008


wanted to do
Able to do

Thursday, February 14, 2008

On Goals

opportunity approaches
nebulous alternate, a glowing attractor
An indefinite intention

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Eldest Daughter

multiple time zones
call to duty
Mother's range

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Coffee Breaks

possessed by experience
we cannot speak
Confrontation of two cups

Monday, February 11, 2008


tasks demand
fresh signage is blank
Path resumes

Sunday, February 10, 2008



Saturday, February 9, 2008


now equals
the irritant
The protector

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Week

either suits
Elba, St Helena

Thursday, February 7, 2008


stemmed from neglect
lost hours
The greatest danger

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


in a small space
Small tasks

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


seeking the past
as a substitute

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Schedule

living a life
in three days
Imminent event

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Delivery

exhibition through chance
deliverance breeds anxiety
Shroud discarded

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Samaritans

seeking solutions
for others exotica
Gathered in our comfort

Friday, February 1, 2008

On Importance

important yesterday
forgotten this afternoon
Important today

Thursday, January 31, 2008

On Advice From A Friend

false promises
litter in a mailbox

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


name recall comes
three weeks later
A chance encounter

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


of past experience
no relief for the present
Shared anguish

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Ascension

dysfunctional ceiling
A rising star

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weather Channel

roof tops turn monochrome
where is the warmth of rain
Sidewalks painted with frost

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Power Glitch

furnace hesitates and drones on
consumption continues freely
Lights dim and return

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Investor

triumph of system
desperation to recover
Exuberance of victory

Thursday, January 24, 2008


promises broken
relief at the Hollywood moment
The deadline approaches

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Prisoner

wonder at the sameness
return to the present
The familiar becomes new

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


the ruler and the ruled
the game passes him by
Once he was king

Monday, January 21, 2008

Night Wind Returns

by her sleeping presence
the night wind returns
The cat honours me

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Visit

windows choke the light
they wait for the shades
Reminiscence becomes the present

Saturday, January 19, 2008

About Paths

bamboo is everywhere
bamboo whispers
Bamboo is patient

Friday, January 18, 2008


is final
is under review
The decision

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Waiting Room

faces change
I become the familiar
Faces become familiar

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


still trickles
minimal replenishment
The stream

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Living With A Button

a battery
green goes red
I am driven

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Sound Machine

perceptual intrusion
entrapped by circumstance
Random starts

Sunday, January 13, 2008


immortal presence
relief through departure
The advent

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Screen Resolution For Image Galleries

I installed
Stat Counter on my 3 blogs a few weeks ago.

They confirm my sense, from other uses, that 1024x768 is the most popular screen res in use. This is just one of many useful background statistics available when I installed Stat Counter, and then visit the web site and check the status of visitors to the blogs. Only a very small number of users are coming in at a lower resolution.

This is the free version. I do not get any kick backs from suggesting them as a statistics generator.

Still working on the new image galleries.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Re-constructing Image Galleries

I have started re-constructing the Image Galleries. I hope to have them completed over the weekend.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Night Winds

sleepless windows
black dogs are waking
The night winds

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Otherwise Occupied

the alternative
the interuption prevails
The phone calls

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


snow falls
filled with quiet
The cold front

Monday, January 7, 2008

Listening to the Bamboo #3

the birds answer
cat's ears rotate
The bamboo rustles

Is That All There Is

A nice piece on post exhibition depression by Edward Winkelman.

I am adding him to my blog list. I have been reading his site for a few weeks and found it of interest.


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Listening to the Bamboo #2

the bamboo bends
the oak scatters firewood
The wind blows

New Build In The Works - Goodby Flash, Hello HTML

Acting on several key feedback coments, I am re-building the image content pages.

Dizzying Effect of the Thumbnails

One observer found the interaction of the mini thumbnails and the mid size thumbs dizzying and difficult to control. This is Flash programming and my life is too short to get involved in dealing with it. Another case to encorage me to move to a more traditional thumbnail arrangement.

Ipod Couldn't Read the Contents.

The iPod could open the basic home page but not the image content pages, as it did not have a Flash reader installed. This was a brand new unit. This may not, in itself be a big deal, but it is a bleeding edge effect. Users are moving to Ipod like devices and cell phones that can browse the web, so, a site shouldn't be hostile to those users. However, I am some distance from creating a web site specifically for those users.

Changes to the Images on the Content Pages, Quality And Size.

A very strong comment from Benny Shaboy, publisher of Art Opportunities Monthly,
that has convinced me to improve the size and quality of the images, as well as remove or reduce the annoyance of the copyright text overlay.

This is now in process and should take a few days to complete. I am basing the pages on a 1024x768 screen, and trying to create a flow from image to image that does not require scrolling to see the balance of the image or the navigation buttons. As of now, only one image is proving to be a scrolling problem. If it's the only one, I may just leave it.

Thanks Benny.


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Listening to the bamboo


the leaves rustle
Only the birds understand
The wind blows

Friday, January 4, 2008

More Negatives on PDF

PDF files to go

I have had additional comments on pdfs, all negative. Several reporting system crashes with recent editions of Acrobat. They will be replaced with hypertext.

Copyright Over Images

A very strong comment on the use of copyright text over the images. This will have to change in the next version.

As the material is registered with the Copyright Office, Library Of Congress, an infraction could be lucrative under current US law. So making the material easier to scalp may be to my ultimate benefit. Just trying to put a positive spin of an awkward change of attitude on my part.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Suggested Changes

PDF files

Several viewers report irritation with the pdf files. I will change this in the final version to an HTML page with menus and anchors.

The pdfs were convenient, in that they seperated information into discrete bits, which made it easier to choose what should be on the page and what should not.

The Copyright Text Over Images

This is a tough one. There is a strong attitude on the web that anything that is posted is free. This is contrary to all copyright laws, but I can understand the visual irritation with the strong text overlay.

I will examine rebuilding the image pages with lower resolution images and saved to lower quality and perhaps smaller images. Any copyright info will be more subtle.

The Size of the Thumbnails

There are two tumbnails. The mini thumbs that are always live under the current pick and the mid size thumbs that come up when a user rolls over a mini thumb. The mini thumbs are fixed and cannot be changed. The mid size can be made bigger, but this creates a new problem with vertically oriented images, in that the some of the thumbnails get pushed of screen on monitors set to an 800x600 screen resolution.

One solution is to ignore users with 800x600 resolution, just as most web sites ignore the 640x480 res users.

Another solution is to break up the Image Collections into smaller groups, say 20 images.

Outside The Box would then be 2 seprate pages. Reflections: The Pre-Millenium Landscapes would become 6 pages.

I would like to hear some feedback on this concept.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Website is up

A test version of the website

is up. It has a temporary Home Page. I want viewers to test the links, the image content pages and the PDF files.

Does everything work?

What doesn't?

Is there enough information or more information required?


Tuesday, January 1, 2008


A test of this blog site.

I will be activating a test version of the web site in a few days into 2008