1. Lettuce water
3. Forks or goblins
4. Plums in the puddle
5. A most certain, strange, and true discovery of a witch, 1643
6. Henry V's St. Crispin day speech
7. Germans can get pregnant from the sound of David Hasslehoff's voice
8. Things, red
9. Around the age of nine, my friends and I spent inordinate amounts of time designing and drawing top secret spy hideouts, an activity undoubtedly inspired by an overdose of our favorite spy: James Bond 007. These hideouts usually, but not always, came in the form of smallish, artfully disguised command centers for top secret spy stuffs, the creation of which required whopping amounts of concentration on the parts of our teensy-weensy nine year old brains.
When finished designing and rendering our islands – a task which typically took about 45 minutes – we'd go outside and attempt to play the worlds we'd just made, applying our fanciful creations to the real world around us. So my bike becomes the helicopter. The area of dead grass in the corner of the yard becomes the helipad. The tree house becomes the mountain. Matt's bike becomes the fishing boat ... and I think you're getting the general picture. At first this is a raucous delight but, in a matter of minutes, the whole thing disintegrates because, after all, the backyard is never going to measure up to these kick ass cool spy maps we've drawn. How could it? How could anything in the backyard begin to approximate the elaborate underground control centers of our spy islands?
10. Arts, ephemera, wunderkammern, gothika
12. Late Mangeshkar
13. Earnst Haeckel
14. Stillborn and cloven hooved, desperata ferro, bird man in a monkey suit, partial skeleton
15. Kitty Wells
16. Welcome to the Underground
17. It's easy to fall behind with modern poetry
18. Let's play the Swan of Elegance!
19. Agence eureka
20. Your daily art
22. A stroke of luck
23. Ribbons in snow
24. Socio-political milieu
25. Many other things involving words
26. Symbols, signs
27. the way droplets of water on the head of the red-veined darter magnify the facets of its eyes
28. Why do we yawn?
29. Anatomical jewelry
30. The unconcealment of truth is a poetic process
31. There was a time when
32. fundamentally composed of time and space