What is the weight of joy?

What is the weight of joy? Photograph by D Young. New Orleans Mardi Gras 1984. A street drain is leaning halfway into the ground as oak tree roots grow around it on South Claiborne in New Orleans on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune) Sonnet: Forty-six Tons of Mardi Gras Beads... Continue Reading →

Basilica do Bom Jesus

Basilica do Bom Jesus Victor’s mission begins The dawn sun picks at the hilltop Shadows and silence in the valley Victor packs side saddles on his bike Makes the final check of supplies Three coils of rope: cotton, hemp, nylon Flares and spikes and entrenching tools Bicycle repair kit with extra screws and bolts and... Continue Reading →

December in New York City

December in New York City Today’s whisper of icy, snowy weather incites helpless nostalgia bringing back the 80s and 90s with the first of December packing for our winter vacation taking our daily walk at New York Speed to get in shape for the pace of Gotham. Early on the scheduled morning we would lock... Continue Reading →

Poilu of the Planiol

In the center of old St. Paul on a November afternoon, the bone-white columns of the platanes, the bronze symbol of sacrifice, the café, the silence. Photograph by D Young, November 2017.

circulation alternée

Photograph by D Young Street still life with traffic light. November 16, 2017. One of the basic situationist practices is the dérive, a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiences. Dérives involve playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects, and are thus quite different from the classic notions of journey or stroll. —Guy Debord, Theory... Continue Reading →

John the Revelator

John the Revelator We streetcar’d down- town cruising our morning on Canal this was about the time of the Challenger blowing up on take-off we went into Woolworth’s for roasted nuts talking Challenger ache for true a hobo at the checkout summed it up for everyone throwing out his arms shouting ain’t that Challenger just... Continue Reading →


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