p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Saturday July 21st 2012, 1:24 pm
Filed under: General

(Feb 21) Last time I was in Pennsylvania, it was to see Pete’s grandmother. This time, it was to pick up inventory for Pete’s store. Although it superficially appears to be farmland, in fact Pennsylvania was created by British King Charles II, who named it for Admiral Penn and and the ancient Japanese word for consumer electronics, leading Penn’s son William to open the world’s largest, and only factory direct Sylvania electronics superstore in the colonies.

arches aplenty
We’re not in New York anymore

offer may be withdrawn without notice
We’re in the land of free air

moo cows
And farms

moo cows
And cows

did i mention farms?
And silos

future hamburgers of america
And more cows

free power
And Windmills

lots and lots of road
And more road

river was never far
And lots of river

they'd kill for this water further west
It’s pretty scenery

and our day is not yet done
Being February, it still gets dark early

three mile island
America’s Favorite Nuclear Accident Site

sun setting
Twilight approached

the farmer thought I was a strange city person
We visited a few more farms before heading out

ice cream, iced tea, and gasoline
Turkey Hill is serious business

If you feel enlightened by my story of William Penn, I have a bridge for sale. Slightly used.

Friday July 20th 2012, 10:57 pm
Filed under: General

(Feb 21) One last trek through the old hood. I think I was going to the post office.

evidence of skaters
I wonder who this belongs to?

it ends literally at the beach
Looking down (north) Main Street

it lights the woodchips
The strange glowing ground

the past is gated
I’ve walked those steps many times in the past

up and away
Looking up (south) Main Street

Monday July 16th 2012, 10:34 pm
Filed under: General

(Feb 15) A somewhat typical day.

mr. squirrel
The rats of the suburbs

mr. plane
This plane kept flying around

mr. flower
It was a pizza at Colosseo’s for dinner night

Sunday July 15th 2012, 4:32 pm
Filed under: General

(Feb 7) To the city and back.

it is blue
We meet again, old friend.

electric go bye bye
Hicksville. No, really.

moon over hicksville
It appears to be full

on the way to somewhere else
I wait, and watch the cars go by

diesel locomotion
Until it arrives, and I depart.

Friday July 13th 2012, 11:49 pm
Filed under: General

(Jan 29) Living just around the corner from the old ‘hood, it seemed odd not to have returned, ubercamera in hand. I retraced some familiar steps, saw more things that are very different and haven’t changed.

arr gee bee
But first, for most of you, if you look really closely…
This is what pseudoreal really looks like

This view, hasn’t changed a bit
I walked here with Billy countless times

smokestacks make the lights go
The power plant hasn’t changed either

i skated down backwards
Before I moved into this neighborhood the first time, this was part of my rollerblading course

you can't go home again
Now it’s just part of the past