Friday, August 28, 2009

One of My Favorite Shots

My Grief Lies All Within
And these external manners of Lament
Are Merely Shadows To The Unseen Grief That Swells with Silence
In that Tortured Soul
Pics by Me
Words by W. Shakespeare


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spider Webs

Oh what a tangled web we weave...





Don't We All Know Someone Like This

Maybe this is you, I know I can relate

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Where Would You Like To Go?

The Question We Should All Ask Ourselves

By Andre Jordan

He is just great, we share the same sense of humor.

Check out his site at : http://www.abeautifulrevolution.com/

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

West Memphis Three Update


UPDATE ON THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE RULE 37 HEARING

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with this case:

Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were convicted with Damien Echols of the 1993 murders of three West Memphis boys-- Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore. It has since come to light through evidence that the West Memphis 3 could not have committed the crime in question. The evidence supporting this is so strong that the PARENTS OF THE VICTIMS believe in the innocence of the WM3 and have been vocal about their support of their release, feeling that the real killers must be brought to justice. Stevie Branch's mother has been seen wearing a FREE THE WM3 shirt, along John Byers (stepfather of Christopher Byers) who was once one of the most vocal AGAINST the WM3.

Jessie Misskelley’s local attorney, Jeff Rosenzweig, started out the proceedings by asking Judge Burnett to rescue himself, arguing that Burnett’s running for a partisan political office violates his client Jessie Misskelley’s due process. (Jason Baldwin’s attorney from San Francisco, seconded that emotion.) Burnett protested that he’d love to drop this whole thing in someone’s lap but it’s his duty to finish this and besides, he hasn’t filed to run for anything yet. This sorry excuse for a judge (remember now, they are supposed to be impartial) who has jumped at the chance to use this case to further himself. has PUBLICLY announced plans to seek a state Senate seat. Yet now expects us to believe :
"I don't have any biases, and your motion is denied,"


Kicking off the final round of Rule 37 hearings is Dr Werner Spitz, a legend in the field of forensic pathology who can literally say he wrote the book on it—Medico Legal Investigation of Death, still the largest textbook in print. Spitz has been a forensic pathologist for 56 years and performed 60,000 autopsies. Dr. Spitz is forthright, his testimony unequivocal and if you try to put words in his mouth or get to him freestyle about what might have happened on May 5th, you might lose your hand at the wrist. Judge Burnett got a little of that action when he tried…
Dr. Spitz is absolute in his conclusions regarding the cause of the death—all three drowned—and the wounds on Michael Moore, Stevie Branch and Christopher Byer: they are the result of postmortem animal predation.

The wounds as seen in Dr Frank Peretti’s autopsy photos were not inflicted by knives of any kind, certainly not the ones pretended to be evidence at Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin’s trial.
It’s time we finally learned the truth. John Philipsborn went over at least a score of autopsy photos asking Spitz what could have caused these parallel lines or what made these irregular indentations with a deeper puncture at the top and Spitz’s answer was always that they were consistent with the claws or teeth of carnivorous animal or aquatic life nipping from underneath. Spitz pointed out how easy it was to see this unmistakable bloody foam on Stevie Branch’s autopsy sheet in photo 330/48R. Yeah, too bad Dr. Frank Pertti (so called expert for the prosecution) a board certified, qualified medical examiner didn’t discover something so obvious.
And while we’re talking about what Dr. Frank Peretti isn’t… Spitz offered that the medical examiner needed to take all the injuries as a whole to reach his or her conclusions, not focus on individual ones and try to figure out what an anomaly happened-- that’s when Frank Peretti made mistakes… Big Mistakes.
Or when a not qualified, not board certified Medical Examiner tailors his conclusions to back up a false and coerced confession of a 17 year old who wasn’t even present at the crime scene, who merely regurgitated what the cops told him to say so that they’d let him go home like they promised to.
Let me break it down thusly:
None of the wounds on the boys are consistent with wounds that would have been made by the knives presented at Damien and Jason’s trial, especially the serrated one used in Fogleman’s infamous “grapefruit” presentation.

None of the wounds back-up Peretti’s conclusions and testimony.
I saved the biggest shocker for last: None of the wounds resulted from satanic ritualistic activity.
All of the state’s so-called experts testified at the two trials arrived at their conclusions based upon the ludicrous “confession” coerced from Jessie Misskelley all day long on June 3, 1993, audio taping a scant 44 minutes though they owned a video camera at the WMPD. We know now that not one thing in Jessie’s “confession”is true (since he wasn’t there to begin with) because some idiotic detectives that can’t differentiate a knife wound from a raccoon bite concocted the entire scenario. What a shame their ignorance and prejudice perpetuated itself until their shameful fiction resulted in the convictions of three innocent men that have now spent 16 years (and counting) in prison. And yet when faced with the forensic truth and especially the juror misconduct, their tactic is to delay delay delay instead of righting this wrong at long last by saying enough of this nonsense is enough.

If these men are kept in prison any longer it is a sad statement to our Justice system

AND if Judge Burnett is elected to Senate, rewarding his biased and FALSE imprisonment of three 16 year old's who are now 32, where is our JUSTICE?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sharon Tate Revisted

Rest In Peace
Sharon Marie Tate
A True Beauty
January 24, 1943- August 9, 1969
Thy End is Truth And Beauty's Doom and Date...Shakespeare


If you have followed my blog, you might remember my earlier post of Sharon Tate. (If not, check out my blog history and read the post if you so choose) I thought that I would pay my respects to her yet again on the 40th anniversary of her passing.
As Truth And Beauty Shall Together Thrive Forever In You
And You Shall Thrive In Our Hearts Forever

She was so beautiful, I really do not know what I could add to what I have previously said about her. There is such a "freshness" to her. I never really understood how someone could look "fresh" until I saw Sharon's pictures.

To Quote Bob Dylan "Your Breath Is Sweet As Wheat, Your Eyes Are Like Two Jewels In The Sky. Your Back Is Straight, Your Hair Is Smooth On The Pillow Where You Lie

This is how I remember you, Sharon, when I think of you, I think of your elegance.

The Original Malibu Barbie

Now Boast Thee, Death

In Thy Possession Lies

A Lass UNPARALLEL'D ...
W.Shakespeare


I took the shots of Sharon's final resting place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
PS. A bit of synchronicity, this is the 69th post on my blog, the same year Sharon was taken from us.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flower of Industry

IN BACK OF THE REAL
A flower lay on the hay on
the asphalt highway
-the dread hay flower
I thought- It had a brittle black stem and
corolla of yellowish dirty
spikes like Jesus' inchlong
crown, and a soiled
dry cotton tuft
like a used shaving brush
that's been lying under
the garage for a year
Yellow, yellow flower and
flower of industry
tough, spikey ugly flower,
flower nonetheless,
with the form of the great yellow
Rose in your brain! This is the flower of the World
Photos by me, poetry by Allen Ginesburg

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cineri gloria sera est

Cineri Gloria Sera Est
Glory Paid To Ashes Comes Too Late

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nietzsche Is My Homeboy

One of my favorite thinkers ever!
NIETZSCHE on Truth:
WE HAVE ART IN ORDER NOT TO DIE OF TRUTH
-Choose between comfort and truth for they are mutually exclusive. If you want to choose the pleasure of growth, prepare yourself for some pain.
-All Truth is simple...is that not doubly a lie?
ON FAITH:
-Faith is not wanting to know what is true.
-A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- The "Kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart- not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death"
- I can not believe in a god who wants to be praised all the time
- Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
On LOVE:
-Love is blind; friendship closes it's eyes
-Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil
ON LIFE:
-Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man
-He who has a Why to live can bear almost any How
- To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering
-Fear is the mother of morality
-In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES BY MY HOMIE
-If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you
-Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
-The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, the only way, it does not exist.
For Art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: Intoxication