Wednesday, July 25, 2012

freedman's town

photo: jetheriot

This old house in Houston, surrounded by gleaming townhomes and restaurants, is one of the few buildings that remain of the neighborhood originally known as Freedman's Town.


The doves flew away in a panic, but the startled blue jay, a sunflower seed in the tongs of its beak, froze in its tracks.

what happened to the frogs

The frogs were placed in an ice chest and covered with cubes of ice. Chilled, they quickly grew sluggish.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

trade paperback edition

Over the last four years, artist and neurologist JETHERIOT has collected close to 400 dreams -- specimens, if you will -- with startling, surgical precision. In a recent interview he had this to say about his method: 

my mom on her honeymoon

photo: jackie theriot

Friday, July 20, 2012

everyone is wearing a skirt

EVERYONE IS WEARING a skirt. Some skirts are shorter than others. Shorter skirts are easier to see up, especially when climbing a ladder.
     If you’re wearing a long skirt, you have to get all the way to the top of the ladder before people start seeing up your skirt, and even then it might require some searching through levels and layers of fabric, particularly if your skirt is not only long but also blousy.
     If you’re wearing a short skirt, you don’t have to climb very far. In fact, the moment you step onto rung number one, everyone can see up your skirt.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

florence parasol

photo: jetheriot

You can go to a concert and watch the performance, or you can watch the performance through a camera recording the performance. Depending on where you’re standing, the rowdiness of the people in the front of you, and the recording capabilities of your camera, the recording may or may not be watchable when you play it back later.

the sign of the cross

photo: Wikimedia/Adriatikus

It was 1666. A culture of reform was sweeping through the hierarchy of the Russian Church like a wildfire, overturning long-standing traditions in the process.

i dreamed . . .

. . . Loretta Lynn gave birth to a gigantic nail through a baby bump on the side of her body.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

peaceful habits app


dirt to dirt

ONE COULD SPEAK of the minor harmony produced by the vibration of one string against another as the ratio of their oscillations. It’s a mathematical relation. String on string is sound and song is sound. The reflection of a bluebird in a window is an optical calculation. A blue pixel here, a blue pixel there — scientists make rainbows every day:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

bach minuet with jazzy resolution

An iPhone recording of me playing a Bach minuet on piano.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

an accidental bluejay

I have a "no panic" policy when it comes to collisions with wild animals. I mean, if the choice is between killing an animal and losing control of my car, sorry wild animal, it isn’t a close call.

Monday, July 2, 2012

rousseau's catahoula inn

Located on the West shore of Catahoula Lake, nine miles east of St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, is the new Catahoula Inn. It is easily reached by fine shell roads from Lafayette connecting at that point with the famous Old Spanish Trail.