Image: Leonora Carrington, Solar Megalomania, 1957
Robert Bechtle (American, b. 1932), Covered Car – Missouri Street, 2007. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 in.
THIS IS A TEST/FIRST RUN:
I was lost in the woods-Girl Fight in the Quad
This is still my favorite thing ever
I dreamed that all my friends cornered me in an alley during a bike ride to the library and they yelled at me and trashed my bike and then I didn’t have any friends.
The practice of self-mummification, once performed by Buddhist monks in Japan. The monk would start by eating only nuts and seeds to strip them of their body fat, then move to drinking tea made from the urushi tree. The poisonous tea would cause vomiting to further their weight loss, as well as help dissuade insects from disturbing their body after death.
Granddaddy Grubbs was a Southern Baptist minister who had renounced his faith by the time I was born. He had traveled all over the world and spent Easter mornings at my house telling us not about Jesus’ teachings but of bullet-riddled vans in Peru, farms in Africa, coastal towns in Japan.
Still though, the man loved a good hymn. So with great fondness, I’m celebrating Easter with KPIG radio and Library of Congress country tunes.
Happy holidays, folks.