23 March 2009

this is my last post until april, and it's going to be a long, strange week. 

this is my grandpap (with my mother), and he told me, with great certainty, that i would live to see man land on the moon, but he would not. 

he died the day after my mother's 27th birthday...

he forgot to tell me about bernie madoff, and cell phones.
pandas, delicately rendered with scissors...
vintage paper cuts, tucked away and re-discovered...

22 March 2009

today is my mother's birthday, her 79th. she is on the bottom row, third from the left, and i believe this is her 8th grade graduation. 

of all the girls in this group, she was least likely to give birth to eleven children, but did...

attended st. francis xavier in cresson, pa, followed by mount aloysius, and then nurse's training at mercy hospital in pittsburgh. 

she turned from the church when they turned 'round the altar, but catholicism is like circumcision, irreversible. this post is for me, because she won't see it, nor will she see the month of april. 

21 March 2009

the seven sisters misplaced their cloaks, 
and were forced to return to the skeletons.
their bitter words were cast 'to the wind 
and the souls of the words became pollen.
spring does not always bring new garments, when naked will do...
my private tree sanctuary...

16 March 2009

Batman, Superman, He-man, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Spiderman, Ghostbusters...turns out there is a future for men in tights.
happy birthday super-hero painter!

austin kennedy, photographer

06 March 2009

"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.