Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4000 #7

It is hard to sum up one's life so far even in seven posts. I hope you have enjoyed the ride...
Taik's mother was 14when she had her in Almaty- and lived past 2O. Turkmeni tazis make old bones...








4000 # 6



Kariba. I got killer Malaria there, and have never since been so fat (with those baggy linen trousers and horn- rimmed glasses, I look like Redmond O'Hanlon!), or so healthy.

1994 or 5, s. AZ. Doug and I have aged  some, but Jack has grown up.


















McIntyre calls this "It's been HOW long since your last confession?" The late Anderson Bakewell SJ, adventurer, explorer, mountaineer, and socialite, shooting with me at the Magdalena range in 88.

Shot with the 416 Rigby, of course
The neatest I ever saw Bakewell's Santa Fe house. Usually food, bottles, books, and ammo were everywhere.The fridge had a sign that said "We don't serve women here-- bring your own!" and a Currier and Ives litho of a dead man being carried out of a bar with the caption "This man was talked to death" . In front of the statue of the Virgin were the latest Alpine Journal and Social Register (!) and an old Colt 45 auto Comat Commander,  loaded, cocked, and locked , that moved to a holster hung on a bedpost at night ("What the Hell use is an unloaded gun?")

Read  the marked paragraph, second from the bottom. Some say Tilman's hubris cost them the first ascent...
Where is this? Hint: NOT Taos Pueblo, despite belt buckle  & architecture...


Only in (Sanli)Urfa are pigeons so revered that the fanciest hotel in town features a signed art photo of one (a Reehani flying dewlap, if anyone cares), in the lobby. While 40 miles away in Kobani, the Desert Plague massacres all pigeons and pigeon fanciers..

Monday, April 25, 2016

4000 # 5





Russ Chatham, artist, writer, entrepreneur, who published Q the book, with my parents
Libby with Vadim Gorbatov, who among other things, is responsible for most of my covers, FREE, on Lee Henderson's ranch, where he  sketched the quail represented in the print below. Later at the Spur, he put down about TEN ten- dollar a glass shots of tequila, to the courtesy of Lee's generosity and all the cowboys' amazement, saying only "EXCELLENT Mexicanski vodka!


The late James "Viejo" Trujillo, my best man the SECOND time I married Libby,... see below somewheres..
Lib and Ty Scartaccini, now on the town council

John Paul Jones O' Apachito, St Paddy's day, Spur

"Cousin" Sis (Gianera Pund ) Olney, Dutch Salmon. Marya (?) at the Owl
Matanza Magdalena, day...

And night-- 24 to 48 hours, sometimes..
Cousin Sis has read more books than you, really. I was reading SYBILLE BEDFORD in the bar once, and her question? "She wouldn't be the one what write that big fat bio of Aldous Huuxley, would she?" That she also breeds her own lion hounds is almost unfair...

Les Lassez, soixante - huite and later.We are the only people in the county who know Situationist slogans...





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