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May 30, 2018

Drunk and passed out in a numinous field in the 1930s with a paper cup. My favorite family photograph.

 #familyphotograph #elkoborder #passedoutvintage #fielddrunk #vintagephotograph

Navasota, Texas




May 28, 2018

Gorilla Skull. 

#skull #gorillaskull #nationalmuseumofnaturalhistory #2015photo #hominine

- Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History




May 28, 2018

Neural Spine Hump. #bisonspine #skeleton #bisonnotabuffalo 
#bisonskeleton #nationalmuseumofnaturalhistory #2015photo

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History




May 28, 2018

Bear Skull. 

#ursine #skull #bearskull #nationalmuseumofnaturalhistory 
#2015photo #skeleton #bearbones

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History




May 25, 2018

Mattie White, my maternal grandmother, in 1927. 
The shadow with the hat is my grandfather, Clarence Callaway. 
They were married in 1935, so this was probably an early date. 

#genealogy #1927 #flapper #clochehat #1927modeltford #callaway

— in Dallas, Texas.




May 24, 2018

Gunstream Lake. Where I was raised and learned to fish. 

#gunstream #boathouse #easttexas #easttexaslake #woodcounty 
#bonecarver #petermagnusgunstream

— in Little Hope, Texas.




May 20, 2018

Rover Red on the run. Dog skeleton at The Evolution Store in
New York. Was there with Shelton, Kassia and Giles Walsmith
in the Summer of 2015. 

#2015photos #evolutionstore #skeleton #bones #newyorkbones 

— at The Evolution Store.




May 8, 2018

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” 

Pirate's Landing pier in Port Isabel, Texas. 
Jennifer and I went down to celebrate our 
anti-anniversary of not being married
for 18 years. 

#southpadreisland #fishingpier #spi #pirateslandingfishingpier #horselatitudes 

— at Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier.




May 7, 2018

Homage to Tyree Callahan. @tyreecallahan 

The sea, like the mountain and the desert, defies
being captured in a photograph. Thinking of Rothko.

#tyreecallahan #southpadreisland #spi #rothko #ruleofthree 

— in South Padre Island, Texas.




May 5, 2018

On the road to Aransas. Time to jump in the ocean. 

#texasbbq #highway37 #bbq #godsmeatisgood 

— with Jennifer Milbauer at Choke Canyon Bar-B-Q.




April 19, 2018

A wedding gift given to us 18 years ago
by Keith Duff. After all the china and sheets and 
towels and flatware and other precious gifts
were bent or broken or lost or sold,
somehow this mama rat and her babies
is still around. 

#ancientlights #friendofmine #weddinggift #moderntrousseau 
#eighteenyears #rats #babyrats #nursingrats #dailyaffirmation 

— with Jennifer Milbauer at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

The Our Lady of Sorrows Church is the small church
right around the corner from the House of the Dead Writer
on Valentino. I pass by every day on my way to the YMCA. 




March 7, 2018

Old U.B.F. Cemetery and Household of Ruth Sisterhood. 

#cemetery #historicafricanamericancemetery #sanantoniocemetery 
#unitedbrothersoffriendship #ruthsisterhood #sistersofthemysteriousten 

— in San Antonio, Texas.




March 7, 2018

The Old U.B.F. Cemetery and Household of Ruth Sister Hood. 

#cemetery #historicafricanamericancemetery #sanantoniocemetery 
#unitedbrothersoffriendship #ruthsisterhood #sistersofthemysteriousten 

— in San Antonio, Texas.




March 7, 2018

The United Brothers of Friendship was an African-American fraternal order 
organized in 1861 to care for the sick and bury the dead. 

The Sisters of the Mysterious Ten, including the Ruth Sister Hood, 
was an African-American female benevolent society 
established in 1818 who cared for the needs of widow’s and orphans. 

— in San Antonio, Texas.




March 1, 2018

Southpop Skull. 

#southaustinmuseumofpopularculture #southpop #skullinthesky #palerider 

— at South Austin Museum of Popular Culture.




February 19, 2018
 
These Incarnate Days. 

#postcardfromahooker #skullsinmybelfry #wishyouwerehere 

— at University of the Incarnate Word.




February, 2018

One last time. 

#rubysbbq #bbqaustin #thefleshisadream 

— at Ruby's BBQ and Catering.




January 25, 2018

“Well if they freed me from this prison
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line.” 

Rest In Peace, Jerry. — in Wichita Falls, Texas.




December 27, 2017

BBQ Pork Ribs and Sausage from C&J’s. 
Figured you’d be hungry. 
Rest In Peace, Lawrence. 

#lawrenceheads #bryantexas #sexymotherfucker 

— with Lawrence Heads in Bryan, Texas.




December 23, 2017
 
Gonzales County Courthouse. 

#gonzaleztexas #gonzalezcountycourthouse #romanesquerevival 
#lexingtonoftexas #dewittcolony 

— at City of Gonzales, Texas.




December 20, 2017 

The Alamo. 

#alamo #alamomission #sanantoniotexas #saintoflostsouls 

— at The Alamo.




December 18, 2017

Fort McKavett, Ruins of the Commanding Officer’s Quarters. 

#fortmckavett #fortmckavettstatehistoricsite #ruinedbuilding #ruins #frontierfort 

— at Fort McKavett State Historic Site.




December 16, 2017

Wild Rose Pass, Davis Mountains, Texas. 

#wildrosepass #davismountains #fortdavis #texasstatehighway17 

— at Wild Rose Pass.




December 13, 2017
 
The Monastery. Always returning. 

#sanctuary #monasteryofchristinthedesert #chamarivercanyon #godsbones 

— at Monastery of Christ in the Desert.




December 13, 2017

Way of the Cross. 

#gravemarkers #wayofthecross #monasteryofchristinthedesert #chamarivercanyon 

— at Monastery of Christ in the Desert.




December 3, 2017

Hitchcock Pinnacle, Windy Point, Mt. Lemmon. 

#windypoint #mountlemmon #hitchcockpinnacle #tucson 

— at Mount Lemmon.




November 24, 2017

#wishbone #furcula #twoclavicles #luckybone #longerbonewins 

— at Ward 3, Tucson, Arizona.




November 8, 2017

#saguaro #saguaronationalpark #rinconmountains #whenwegettotucson 

— at Saguaro National Park East.




November 4, 2017

Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly 

#canyondechelly #spiderrock #spiderwoman #sussistanako #tsechenako #weboftheuniverse 

— at Spider Rock Overlook.





November 3, 2017

#canyondechelly #whitehouseruins #navajonation #ruins #abandonedplaces

— at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.




October 23, 2017

The Ghost Church of Santa Rosa de Lima, built 1734. 

#santarosadelima #abiquiu #piedralumbre #ruinedchurches #ghostchurch 

— in Abiquiu, New Mexico.




October 4, 2017

There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), 
And I will show you something different from either 
Your shadow at morning striding behind you 
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; 
I will show you fear in a handful of dust. 

#redrocks #abiquiu #highway84 #chamarivercanyon #piedralumbre #thewasteland 

— at Chama River Canyon Wilderness.




October 2, 2017

Fairly serious, slightly blasphemous. Don't mind. 

#serioustexasbbq #bbq #meat #fivemeats #durangobbq #smokedflesh 

— at Serious Texas BBQ North Durango.




September 30, 2017

Mount Analogue. 

— at Red Mountain Pass.




September 12, 2017

Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. 
But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me 
Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb against me? scan 
With darksome devouring eyes my bruisèd bones? - G.M.H. 

#coloradonationalmonument #grandjunction #carrioncomfort #bruisedbones 

— at Colorado National Monument.




August 30, 2017

118 degrees of Jesus. 

#slabcity #salvationmountain #saltonsea #godislove #leonardknight 

— at Slab City Sanctuary.




August 28, 2017

"First, the desert is the country of madness. Second, it is the refuge of the devil, thrown out into the 'wilderness of upper Egypt' to 'wander in dry places.' Thirst drives men mad, and the devil himself is mad with a kind of thirst for his own lost excellence - lost because he had immured himself in it and closed out everything else." - Thomas Merton 

#joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatree #thomasmerton #desert #thecountryofmadness #thirst 

— at Joshua Tree National Park.




August 26, 2017

Mobile Home. 

#kingscanyonnationalpark #highsierras #185000 

— at Kings Canyon National Park.




August 19, 2017

"Days, up and down they come
Like rain on a congadrum
Forget most, remember some
But don't turn none away
Everything is not enough
And nothin' is too much to bear
Where you been is good and gone
All you keep is the getting there." - TVZ 

#lassenvolcanicnationalpark #lassenpeak #manzanitalake #sierrasolitude #thebigalone 

— at Lassen Volcanic National Park.




February 21, 2017

Broadside from Senza Affrettando Press. 

#sarateasdale #senzaaffrettandopress #letterpress #100years 

— in Bellingham, Washington.




July 9, 2016

#fans #orthographyissexy #fannotes #secretadmirer #ihopeitstad #onet 

— at Honey Moon.




February 5, 2016 

#kellyhoekema #artwalk #cafebouzingo #bellinghamart 
#skulls #deathinlife #mementomori #diadelosmuertos #lifeindeath #bellinghamartist




February 1, 2016

#bayviewcemetery #cemetery #graves #tombstone 
#bellingham #kittybone #graveyard 

— at Bayview Cemetery.




January 9, 2016

#michelleschutte #bittersister #smithvalleegallery #rabbit 
#edison #beautiful #boneslaughing 

— at Smith & Vallee Gallery.




October 11, 2015

#wanderings #sojurns #saunters #pilgrimmage #paths 
#atlas #map #unitedstatesofamerica 

— in Bellingham, Washington.




October 10, 2015

#home #alphaandomega 

— in Bellingham, Washington.




October 10, 2015 

#ranier #oldranierbrewery #since1878 #ownedbypabst #tullyscoffee #therlogo #seattle 

— at Old Rainer Brewery.




October 10, 2015 

#bbq #jacksbbq #seattle #pnwbbq #pacificnorthwestbbq #texasstyle #barbeque #roadmeats 

— at Jack's BBQ.




October 10, 2015

#stjohnsbridge #suspensionbridge #willametteriver #gothicarch #portland 

— at Saint Johns Bridge.




October 9, 2015

#shastalake #drought #reservoir #whiskeytownshastatrinitynationalrecreationarea 
#lakeshasta #northerncalifornia 

— at Bridge Bay At Shasta Lake.




October 9, 2015

#sundialbridge #sacramentoriver #cantileversparcablestayedbridge 
#satiagocalatrava #11:30am #gnoman #worldslargestsundial #redding 

— at Sundial Bridge. The Great Sacramento River.




October 8, 2015

#emperornorton #joshuaabrahamnorton #nortonthefirst #bummerandlazarus 
#emperoroftheunitedstatesofamerica #protectorofmexico #woodlawnmemorialpark 
#colma #necropolis #sanfrancisco 

— at Woodlawn Memorial Park.




October 7, 2015

#lottasfountain #lottacrabtree #1906earthquake #april18th 
#sanfranciscoearthquake #sanfrancisco 

— at Lotta's Fountain.




October 7, 2015

#cathedralbuilding #federalrealtybuilding #gothicrevival #flatironbuilding 
#downtownoakland #oakland 

— at Cathedral Building.




October 6, 2015

#alicestreetmural #14thandalice #desimundo #panchopeskador 
#communityrejuvenationproject #crp #malongacenter #culturekeepers #oakland

 — in Oakland, California.




October 6, 2015

#leilanorahdaviscollection #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertosfigurines #skeletons 

— in Oakland, California.




October 5, 2015 

#marylynmonroe #cultofcelebrity #westwoodmemorialpark #rosesfromjoe 
#graves #crypt #hollywood 

— at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park And Mortuary.





October 5, 2015

#griffithobservatory #mounthollywood #planetarium #wpa #rebelwithoutacause 

— at Griffith Observatory.




October 4, 2015

#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #grahamparsons #nps #california 

— at Joshua Tree National Park - Ryan Mountain Summit.




October 4, 2015

#route66 #mohavedesert #california #highway #openroad 

— at California State Line.




October 3, 2015

#grandcanyon #southrim #vishnutemple #vishnu #arizona 

— at The Grand Canyon, Arizona.




October 2, 2015

#horseshoebend #meander #horseshoe #coloradoriver #arizona 

— at Horseshoe Bend.




October 2, 2015

#antelopecanyon #slotcanyon #uppercanyon #navahonation 
#tsébighánílíní #thecrack #navahotribalpark

- at Antelope Canyon.




October 2, 2015

#antelopecanyon #slotcanyon #uppercanyon #navahonation 
#tsébighánílíní #thecrack #navahotribalpark

- at Antelope Canyon.




October 2, 2015

#monumentvalley #hoganvillage #hogan #femalehogan #tsebiindzisgaii 
#navahonation #patternlanguage #shelter 

— at Monument Valley.




October 1, 2015

#monumentvalley #tsebiindzisgaii #navahotribalpark #archetypalwestern 
#godstheater #johnford #navahonation 

— at Monument Valley.




September 27, 2015

#dwanlightsanctuary #prism #newtonlight #unitedworldcollege 
#armandhammer #radiantinthelight #newmexico #whatamug 

— at Dwan Light Sanctuary.




September 26, 2015

#kinkletso #chaconationalhistoricalpark #chacocanyon 
#ancientobservatory #newmexico 

— at Kin Kletso.




September 23, 2015

#taospueblo #redwillowpeople #taos #pueblo 
#patternlanguage #newmexico 

— at Taos Pueblo.




September 21, 2015

#monastery #chapel #georgenakashima #godsbones 
#fleshofchrist #eucharist #ghostofgod #keepreturningtothisgrave 

— at Monastery of Christ in the Desert.