Saturday, July 10, 2010

Behold...the bunny for 2011

Rick and I have been fans of wildlife and nature for years. We spent hours in High School thinking of ways we could contribute to natures landscape. The idea for a strawberry catus was a dismal failure as was the idea for developing a hybrid wolf-house pet. But, after 35 years, we have hit upon a real live creation all our own. After years of Ricks studies with the New Mexico Jackalope and my fondness for the Chesapeake Bay rabbit, we have developed a Hybrid rabbit that can run 80 mph and swim like a fish. We go to Washington State next month to unveil our creation. We thought we would let our friends at Moonpie have a sneek peek. We are so proud.....just have a look.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Speaking of Red River and my Dad...

Here is a shot of our family on a ski trip we took to Red River, NM in, I think, 1975. You can see I am wearing the cool hand-tooled leather visor that I later left in Gary Gober's car when I went in the Army. I believe that I wore that hat almost daily when I was a High School Senior.... but maybe not.

I actually turn up wearing the hat my mom has on, two or three years later in Moonpie. There is a shot where I am throwing a rock off a hill uop at UTK, and one where I have my Buck knife clenched firmly in my teeth.

And, you know, the whole thing -- with my dad dying and all -- is like... On the one hand I'm so angry at the universe for all the shit I've been going through over the past year or so. And then I think about something like this. How odd that I made the trip back to Red River this year. A place I was with my family, and later my friends. How fortuitous that we held a party on the evening of the 3rd to get together, ten hours before my dad died. It was like a going away party for him. I remember that I had not even wanted to celebrate the damn birthday to begin with (it's actually today -- how's that for sucky?) but just because it felt like celebrating wasn't the right word for it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Time to reflect....

Feeling the grief right now.
My dad passed away not long ago and now Rick has lost his dad. Rick and I have communicated by letters and now The Moonpie Chronicels for years but I needed to call Rick on Monday when I found out the news. I guess my first thought about Gunther was how he would get pissed at us for being teenagers and somewhat dim, in his eyes. Rick and I both had a short laugh at the thought.
See ya Gunther. Peace man.
We'll get back to the Pie when we feel like being funny.