Scuffalong

Clear green water, tulip poplars, sepia photographs, Japan, creeks, metaphors, etymology, hand-lettered signs, holding things in my hands, old things, pocosins, passports, the sound of Portuguese, clean lines, muted colors, pomegranates, Mountain Dew in a can, Mount Olive-brand sour pickles, Havana, country roads, country wisdom, turns of phrase, hot sunshine, Sharpies and Uniballs, gods of the crossroads and protectors of travelers, small groupings of similar things, children on their birthdays, serendipity, ancestors, lists, Polaroid pictures, pedicures, back stories, Sapelo Island, soaking tubs, a hard massage, privet blooming at roadside, sliced ruby-red tomatoes sprinkled with salt, blackberries, wild cherries and hogplums, sensitive singer/songwriters, Orion and the Evening Star, Wikipedia, maps and atlases, nostalgia, New Orleans, slow winks, slow grins, scuppernongs, drawls, the long curve of an inner thigh, the warmth held in the hollow of a neck, a warm palm in the small of my back, the taste of salt on a collarbone, learning, grace.

Feb 25
Join the swing. Near Scuffleton, Greene County NC, Feb 24.

Join the swing. Near Scuffleton, Greene County NC, Feb 24.


Dec 25
Merry Christmas, Tumblr!

Merry Christmas, Tumblr!


Dec 24
The Santa I grew up with.

The Santa I grew up with.


What my father was reading circa 1969.

What my father was reading circa 1969.


From my 1971 opus, “The Clown Book: Sandy the Black-head Clown,” recently released from the time capsule of my parents’ attic. I’m not even sure where to begin….

From my 1971 opus, “The Clown Book: Sandy the Black-head Clown,” recently released from the time capsule of my parents’ attic. I’m not even sure where to begin….


Dec 23
Cut-Rate Drugs. Lincolnton NC, 22 Dec.

Cut-Rate Drugs. Lincolnton NC, 22 Dec.


Southern Biscuit Flour. Conover NC, 22 Dec.

Southern Biscuit Flour. Conover NC, 22 Dec.



Nov 29
Viva Mexico! Los Piramides de Teotihuacan, Nov 29.

Viva Mexico! Los Piramides de Teotihuacan, Nov 29.


Shoe shine. Mexico City, Nov 28.

Shoe shine. Mexico City, Nov 28.


Lowriders for rent. Mexico City, Nov 28.

Lowriders for rent. Mexico City, Nov 28.


Nov 28
Luck be a Lady of Guadalupe. Mexico City, Nov 28.

Luck be a Lady of Guadalupe. Mexico City, Nov 28.


Nov 12
Prehistoric sea bottom. Hancock County GA, Nov 11.

Prehistoric sea bottom. Hancock County GA, Nov 11.


Nov 11
She just twerkin’. Sparta GA, Nov 11.

She just twerkin’. Sparta GA, Nov 11.


Winter comes. Hancock County GA, Nov 11.

Winter comes. Hancock County GA, Nov 11.


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