Bottle Tree, Taqueria

San Antonio. Some people know what tacos are, others know what bottle trees are. Some people go to Texas, others go to Hell. Charlie Pride sings by the taqueria with the bottle tree: Is anybody goin’ to San Antone? You may all go to Hell. The woman with the Spanish accent intones the words of […]

Tactile Afterlife

Originally published in Heron Clan VI I was at the age to guard the way the creek flowed like it was some penmanship of larger men into the brown Carolina and since waited on the country road and backwoods bridge to become the compassionate elder viewing young catastrophes and stepping panic stricken out into the power line […]

Good News Crackles

Originally published in Heron Clan VI Driving through the Carolina forests late at night and the radio moves from music with advice to music with recipes. Then come the Jesus stations – all 20 or so. One, then another. Eventually one reaches out to you, between the trees and through your headlights, out of the products […]

Hillbilly of Monterey Bay

Originally published in Heron Clan VI Hillbilly Larry and I looked back on all those America places that weren’t beaches and we probably thunk a spell on all those beach places that weren’t America. We poked a dead bloated seal with a stick and pointed to a flat otter on the road and he said “you […]