Photographic Memories


My father’s life in photos, at his funeral Sunday. Included are a portrait with my brothers and me, his digging up old bottles for his collection, and standing with Johnny Cash.

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Waving Your Banner All Over the Place

Everyone is right. Everyone is wrong. The battle flag is a symbol of non-racial southern pride for people who want to push that view. It’s a symbol of racial southern pride for those who want to push that view. The battle flag is not racist or non-racist, it’s a pawn in a war on several fronts wanting it as a banner (or banned) for themselves. It’s the seagulls fighting for it and ripping it apart that are the issue. The flag is an idol, not the god or demon people are using as an excuse for what they want to do anyway. It’s a decoy to draw fire from the person waving it.

RIP Everett “Bud” Wright

My father passed away Monday morning. These are photos from Hartford Hospital Sunday night, Father’s Day, when I visited him for the last time.


A bud for Bud. This bud vase was in the car next to mine when I parked in the hospital’s garage.


The view from my father’s hospital room.

Coyoty eats Sour Watermelon Peeps (so you don’t have to).

“Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, fumaric acid, citric acid, pectin, contains less than 0.5% of the following: Natural and artificial flavor, Yellow #5 Lake, Red #40, Yellow #5 (tartrazine), potassium sorbate (a preservative), Blue #1 Lake, Blue #1, carnauba wax. Gluten free.” I don’t see any watermelon.

They taste like they look, very artificial and as unnaturally flavored as they are colored.

Fumaric acid is used to make them sour. It’s produced in bacteria, fungi, lichen, Iceland moss, and human skin that’s exposed to sunlight. If you don’t have these Peeps, you might get the same satisfaction by going out in the sun naked and licking yourself.

Carnauba wax is used as a car wax as well as a food additive. It’s a floor wax. It’s a dessert topping. It’s a pill and candy coating. It’s a furniture polish. It makes things shiny. It makes things that aren’t good enough to eat look good enough to eat.

“Satisfaction Guarantee: Quality candy is our family tradition.”

Coyoty eats a Philly cheesesteak and chocolate cream puff.

At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.


Philly cheesesteak and fries.


Cream puff with chocolate cream filling, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate grenache at the bottom, powdered sugar, and a strawberry.


Perfect pink and yellow rose out front.