Ask Mister Helpful

July 31, 2008

Question:

Dear Mister Helpful,

I love to eat at McDonald’s because it is cool and the food is really really good. But every time I eat there I feel sick about 45 minutes later. What should I do?

Signed, Nauseous in Nashua

Answer:

Dear Nauseous,

Try eating 45 minutes earlier.

I’m lovin’ it,

Mr. H.


ADD ambulance

July 30, 2008

Hello ADD ambulance, Dave speaking…
Wait – let me get a pencil.

Ok, where was that?
Ok, we’re on our way.

Let’s go – heart attack –
43 Sechrist .

Sechrist or Sea Crest?

Shit. I’m not sure.
Shit! We’re on empty.

Good, I need coffee.

Shit. I need smokes.

July 28, 2008

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early raindrops fall
then many over many
birds nestle in

photo by Michael Kenna

ant picnic

July 28, 2008

ant
hill

climbs
into the

dust orange sky

we bring chocolate for dipping

July 28, 2008

we can know the tree
just enough to kill it –
don’t know the tree!

July 28, 2008

this patch of earth
it is as good as any-
the day touches all

near twisp

July 27, 2008

near twisp
the sky bleeds
sunsets

photo source:

on the fence

July 26, 2008

phases of the moon
a slow wink to the cats
gathered each night

big pine

July 25, 2008

big pine
in silent mist –
a whale

Twilight on the porch

July 23, 2008

It’s a big ass mosquito!
Whap
whap whap
WHAP!
got’em!

Damn… it was daddy long legs…

sorry man.

(He staggers away
from my reach.)