All notes with the topic Wanderings | Notes on Looking

Musing on Blue Violets

  I sent a long love letter to someone; I sent it to the wrong person. The wrong person responded as the right person. It was difficult to read. I was reading words to me as if I were the right person. She responded with an open heart; she exposed herself with...

Elvis and the Phoenix heat

In 1990, the good people of the European Union voted It’s Now or Never,  by Elvis as the greatest rock n’ roll song ever. Ain’t that something? Elvis Presley, ladies and gentlemen. The time is 2:30 AM. The dj’s voice carries over the sound of...

Purple crystal from 1989

  Pervert. You know that guy was AIDS and he probably gave it to you. It burned up his throat and he can’t talk. We put him out as bait. You couldn’t resist. We’ve been watching this park for a while now, tracking perverts like you. We...

Appreciating William T. Wiley

I saw a piece by William Wiley this weekend, at the Santa Monica Auctions preview. Wiley is a funny artist. His work is a little old-fashioned, but for reasons that are good: Wiley’s work is engaged with the world he sees and lives in. It is committed to an...