Category Archives: food

Something pungent

. Something pornographic in the shallot’s disposition, Indisposed to be an onion, much less leek or chive, It tempts not by strength or intellect or subtlety But preens and coils before the eyes. “Scallion” charges he, “Queen,” says she, “of … Continue reading

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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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High cold work with copper and donuts

. Sitting in my car, the heater blowing sitting on my hands, and knowing the wind will slice me, mince me, I hear a sudden crack cross air, hammer on copper, one man calling Joe, bring up more rivets! A … Continue reading

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Imaginary places dream me

. It can’t be 30 years since I walked in these tables. Yes, it can – my sleeping brain in same body only without burning dreams. Kiss me – wake me again and want me, story me.

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Market Day in Urubamba, Peru, 1975

. My heart beat faster then, not only from the thin air, but from the edge of each day’s living. I can feel the sharp gravel underfoot through my thin gym shoes, I can taste the dust in that thin … Continue reading

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. In May, the market exploding with new greens, ramps and onions from drugged grey farms dormant all winter, we find morels, withered and brown, “they wintered over,” says the woman. The price is ridiculous, less than the cost of … Continue reading

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Restaurant review: Le Georges, Centre Georges Pompidou

. This is the men’s room at “Le Georges,” a trendy restaurant atop the Pompidou Center in Paris. Other reviewers show you the dining room or beautiful dishes, but you will probably use the restroom. Here it is. And pretty … Continue reading

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“We ought to make the pie higher” – Pres. George W. Bush

. Berries are ripe, falling off the bush, chipmunks leaving them half-eaten on rock stools (little buggers!) Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, currents, lingon berries, elderberries, gooseberries, blue berries, thimble berries. They alllll make good pie. This is my wife’s pie, make … Continue reading

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Surveillance through a glass, benignly

. I have been working on a website for an undergraduate class on Surveillance, which sent me looking for ominous graphics that showed invading eyes, Big Brother, traffic cams — the lore of popular film and television. Of course they … Continue reading

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Amsterdam: Give us our daily brood

Give us our brood like we give you brood don’t hold out on brood and assure us that after death brood will be there, like it is here. I’m serious, I find brood reassuring. – Wm. Marling

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