Audubon Jays

This is the second time I've found this framed print in The Wild. This one is a keeper.



Decades ago a former boyfriend was lamenting about his Lit thesis and not having a subject.
I suggested he write about the cross pollination of T.S. Eliot and Carl Jung since both referenced The Other.
I suggested he write it in the style of Pale Fire.
I thought this was hilarious - it was - but he had never read Eliot, Jung, or Nabokov.


Pist. 2012

Lunch with Pist who is cracking my inviolable heart.
His obvious pain. The cruelty of a severed spine.
Tell me about the accident, I said.
Do you want the detailed narrative or the short version?
Whichever you prefer.
Circumstances, he said.
We exchanged the same parched smile.


2009. Fyler - The Paper Street

Last week I had an opportunity to meet with the owner of Keller Manufacturing on Fyler just west of Morgan Ford Rd. Click on the title above to link his business (I want one of these: http://www.gardexusa.com/commercial.asp)
Mr. Keller kindly answered my questions about his business, the buildings (made in 1961), how the street used to look before it was paved and some history of the street (below).
Keller Manufacturing is a series of buildings that I've admired for years: A paper street is a road or street that appears on maps but in reality remains unpaved. It generally occurs when city planners or sub-division developers submit plans that include such streets; and when changes occur, they are not removed or updated. Fyler was paved in the mid 60's. Sometime around the turn of the last century a company existed on Fyler, The Parker-Russell Mining Company, that manufactured terra cotta barrel tiles for roofing. The owner of the company had a series of tiny houses made across the street and along MGF that he rented to his employees: This hill was created when Fyler finally graded and paved. It's filled with broken pieces of terra cotta that previously cluttered the street. Bits of terra cotta: This is a typical house along Flyer. Four rooms: The living room and bedroom are upstairs, kitchen and bathroom are downstairs. No basements. No windows on either side of the houses. These houses across from Marti's memorial garden on Morgan Ford Rd were also employee housing.