Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ephemera

Randy’s Rules for Writing

1.    As simple as possible, and then simpler.
2.    “In every case the effect must be vivid, instantaneous and unmistakable.”

The first rule has been my goal/guidance for many years. The spirit of the second rule has also been with me for years but I hadn’t the words until I found them in a book, Vaudeville, written in 1914 by Caroline Caffin (with artwork by Marius de Zayas). She is setting the parameters for a successful stage performance, but they are also essential to my art.



Friday, January 5, 2018

A change

After posting new material on my blog every Saturday for nearly 120 consecutive Saturdays, I’ve decided to quit before it becomes a habit. Not quit, really, just scale back. My original idea was that the blog would be a try-out space for my writing, the way a comedian might try out new material in a club, but the concept was seldom realized. Because my ebooks do my all my talking for me when it comes to art, I’m going to concentrate on book projects. I'll continue to blog, but randomly. 

Information about my books can be found here.








Saturday, December 30, 2017

Maxi Mini


INSTANT SAVINGS

You’re never alone.



KITTY CHIN UPS

Super super cute.



ATHEIST

Non player character.



CONFESSIONAL

Box office.



LE FLANEUR

Languor is his business.



CUSTOMER CASH BACK

Friend of the friendless.



THE BABY

Ten months and into everything.



A GIRL NAMED BOY

You were friends in Head Start.



PHILOSOPHERS’ FEES

Depth charges.



THE TRIP

Fifty yellowtail.
Thirty white sea bass.
Ten anglers.



A BEAUTIFUL HOME

It’s still there by the way.



LOST MALE YORKIE

Alphonso.



PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY

Some outfit from Belarus.



PEACHES

Taking a break this week.



BED BATH & BEYONCE

Maximum strength buyer protection.



POST APOCALYPTIC WARRIOR

Globally inspired, locally sourced.



REVOLUTIONARY TECHNIQUES

For better absorption.



MODERN MEDICINE

“He’s dead but he beckons.”



BILLABLE HOURS

Me being me.



THOUGHT LEADER/BAR RAISER/DIFFERENCE MAKER

That middle child syndrome.



THE FUTURE

Dressed in absentia.



CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Nationwide emergency brake pull.



CHRISTIAN WILDLIFE

Born again in captivity.



SHORT CUT

Hold the guilt key down while pressing the escape key.



STOMACH FLU

Bugging the shit out of me.



SALVATION

A reverse 12-step program.



NO ANNUAL FEE

Night sky filled with asterisks.



BARBECUE PORK RIBS

Every Wednesday.



NEW BLOG POST

Every Saturday.



INSTANT CANOPY

Just add water.



MAXI MINI


How did you know to look for me here?




Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Rio We Call Grande


CLOUDS AT DAWN

Purificators.



REDWING BLACKBIRDS

Cherried out.



CANDY APPLE SUNGLASSES

Look kangaroos!



CATARINA WAS SUPER EXCITED

Whoever she is.



I REMEMBER THINKING

Kindness is not a carryon bag.



THE HELMSMAN SLEPT IN A TUREEN

The actual rio we call grande was beside itself.



THE TOUR GUIDE WAS TOPSY TURVY

She didn’t have her proper mind.



THAT’S THE WHOLE CULTURE WITH EVERYTHING

If what I read’s true.



THERE ARE MORE OF THEM

Than there are of apricots.



THEY’RE EVERYWHERE

Good ones, too.



WRITE HER BACK

Tell her thank you.
Muchas gracias tell her.




Monday, December 18, 2017

IN THE MODERN ERA INCLUDING NOW


You just looking from your mobile phone
and searching what their problem.
Right now, choose your current ways
to get more information about your reserve.
It is most important to arrange you to
ultimately make your knowledge are still upgrade.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Body Rushes and Head Highs in the Tri-County Area


THE GAME

Let’s just reset this puppy.



THE BITE

A fair number of good size rainbows.



I WROTE THEM BACK

And I said
Verdad. Así es.



YESTERDAY

No. Yes.
No. Today.



BRAIN TWERK

Critical theory.



BREAKING WAVES

Madder than a wet hen.
A line of white apsos
Falling all over each other.



A BEAUTIFUL HOME

It’s still there by the way.



PEARS PEACHES GRAPEFRUIT

You name it.
Lots of cherries.



A COVEY OF QUAIL

Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q



HORST HOYT

Took me a minute.



HALFWAY HUMAN

Not unlovely.



THE TESLA

Mom doesn’t want it.
But Dad does.



CLUB DE LOS ANGELES

Across from Starr’s pharmacy.



LIFE CHURCH

Next right.



STUCK IN TRAFFIC

The Louise Bourgeois interchange.



ODE TO A CARRY ON BAG

Outlived three passports.



HYPER-PASSIVITY

Maxi-veg.



SLO-PITCH SOFTBALL

Slo-kick soccer.



EXTRA AGED

Stimulates play.
Encourages euphoria.



EXCESS VOYAGER

Seriously good.



BLISS

During the courtesy reboarding process.



ALL IN ONE

Heart, brain and feeding tube.



BODY HOLY

The man stay you house.



ABUNDANT LIFE

Extra painkillers.
Scrambled egg whites.
Free shipping.



ITERATIVE BECOMING

I’m like oh.