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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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Ondarroa, 1983

. No, I’ve never been to the Guggenheim Bilbao. There were floods that year, cars stacked like toys in corners of the Nervion, trees from Galdakao sticking up on the Algorta beach. Atletico Bilbao won the League, floated down the … Continue reading

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Peluqueria Manrique

“Barbers and death, think of all the ways they are related,” said my friend. We were in a shopping center. “Earlier this week,” my friend said with false gravity, “the sign in Joe Yates’ barber shop window read “Closed,” and … Continue reading

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Lanzarote, Canary Islands

“A world lost, a world unsuspected, beckons to new places and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory of whiteness.” – W. C. Williams Looking out the window into a snowstorm, my mind skips sideways into another whiteness, … Continue reading

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