Sept 8

I wrote the following as a Facebook status:

The first stop today was a giant hulking wreck of a sycamore that hadn't even been cut yet. It was every bit of forty foot long and six foot around and it was all wet and green, green as a garden snake and vibrantly mottled like the way a sycamore does. Flinging various dismembered parts of it frightened me a little, like we were handling the carcass of a brontosaurus. I do believe I told it I was sorry that it had died.

To which my friend John Holland responded that he was expecting a "memoir of my time on the back of that truck" and that he was "dead effing serious." So I told him okay, I would do it.

So yeah, there you go. I'm going to try and write a book now and maybe even get it published. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for staying with me.



Been waking up with Dylan songs in my head all week

while summer lays dying in the street


NoLA Love pt. 2


"Fig.17-Stonewall Jackson"

"SelfPortrait" & "Fig.18-Stone Mountain"

Other pictures of these drawings can be found here and here. I have not yet taken pictures of the one with my parents on the elephant, I essentially "mostly" finished it up and then stuffed it in the tube so that it could make it on time for the show. Also Thank you Mrs. 21K for the Link!


NoLA Front

Last week I mailed down five drawings rolled up in a giant cardboard tube I found in an alley. Tuesday Ruth mailed down twenty small chapbooks made up of writing excerpted from here.




CHICKAMAUGA Ernest Lloyd Gant Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and the Ahaba Sunday School Class. Lloyd attended the University of Chattanooga and was the owner of Clydes Auto Glass.He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Lloyd Sr. and Marjorie Gant.Survivors include his wife, Patsy Edgemon Gant; daughter, Kandy Gant (Robb) Gilstrap, of Rock Spring, Ga.; two grandchildren, Haynie Jane Gilstrap and Harrison Gant Gilstrap; sister, Mary Frances (Jerry) Blancett, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road with the Rev. Jim Bennett officiating.Burial will be in Edgemon Cemetery in Ten Mile, Tenn.Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 108 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.