Mail from the Borderlands: Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises?


Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises? but who takes off his eye from a comet when that breaks out? Who bends not his ear to any bell which upon any occasion rings? but who can remove it from that bell which is passing a piece of himself out of this world?


No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man

is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;

if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe

is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as

well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine

owne were; any mans death diminishes me,

because I am involved in Mankinde;………


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions


John Donne


“It’s working out very nicely….”



“It’s working out very nicely,” President Donald J. Trump said in a brief response to a question on Saturday afternoon. “You see it in the airports, you see it all over. It’s working out very nicely, and we are going to have a very, very strict ban, and we are going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”(Source BBC )

fearful excuses


“Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting wabbits.” Elmer J. Fudd ( wanted for tax evasion – link)


21th Century Machine - Mystery Map List



Photo Sources used in first composition:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Syrian Refugees – The Catholic Sun (Phoenix)

                     –     Los Angeles Times


Sweater Time !?






We’re having a heat wave,

A tropical heat wave,

The temperature’s rising,

It isn’t surprising,

She certainly can can-can.

Heat Wave composed by Irving Berlin

1933 Recording by

  Meyer Davis & His Orchestra


Meyer Davis was born in Elliot City, MD in 1893. He started his first band while in high school after being rejected by the school orchestra. He was one of the first band contractors. While continuing to play until his death in 1976, his band played for Woodrow Wilson and for every President since then until Gerald Ford, Davis is best remembered for his numerous groups playing under the Meyer Davis Orchestra banner, in effect turning the name into a brand. At the height of his career, Davis owned 80 orchestras or bands with over 1,000 musicians. As a consequence, Davis successfully controlled much of East Coast Society ( Washington DC , New York, Boston and Philadelphia) functions and celebrations. This continued throughout the 50s & 60s .

Rock ‘n Roll Fifties jived

into Psychedelic dreams,

as Big Bands sit in

suits stuffed in conformity.

What happened to all that Jazz ?






Screen Adjustments


Starting with a capture of my computer screen,  a process of modification and transformation turns the image of the screen into content . This content becomes a sequence of images.  The images make use of the  framing styles found in a variety of older photographic processes,  imitating their codes and conventions.  Note that found text and asemic writing make up part of the text of the image content, blending different forms of media into a digital composition. Included at the end of  this post is Thibault de Fournas’s very well done short video about typography , presenting the codes and conventions of printed type on paper and concluding with how it is used in cinema.