The Chalet ~~ Life Within the Colony



The Chalet ~~ Life Within the Colony


Lord Cantaloupe The Cat with Rabbit Ears    


One of them did it. But even now in the afterlife I still can’t remember which one?

Torso skin bubbled up bursting onto rocky pebble strewn shores as though seeking sunlight for divination or a more expansive tan on already sepia toned flesh.  Damaged dermis. Damaged dermis laid out like a carpet awaiting eager picnickers.

The creek was slimy with adipose tissue for a long while.

Yet my magenta cloche hat still fit prettily upon my severed head.

Watertight you might say.

Pieces of me here and there.  The police investigators only found my head, arms and legs.  My torso is yet to be located.  Someone please gather me up and put me back together again.  I be a modern day Humpty Dumpty. 

Always bring a gift or gifts when you visit a graveyard.  After all you are a merely a guest in our necropolis.

Shangri La 2.0


We got outside passes for good behavior so I don’t understand envy or jealousy?  In the midst of the Island peace shall reign forever.

Then again maybe envy and jealousy are just the tip of the iceberg.  The Chalet took relative strangers forcing them to become family if not friends.



The Colonies, The Freaks and The Frauds


But there were hierarchies within the colonies. A Caste system of drones, worker bees, Queens, Kings and their lackeys.  Lord Ashybottom who was always in desperate need of Lotion or creams.  Better yet a nightgown and pajamas that would successfully cover his bulging protuberances.


In The Day Room/Living Room/Rec Center


The Chalet seemed as old as the hills and mountains off in the distant horizon.  I was sent here so often that I thought of the Chalet as more of my real home than the one I was born in.

It still had an operational Cast Iron potbelly stove. Big Mama would load send one of us out in the wee hours of the morning to gather kindling wood.  On the top we would sometimes heat up small meals or use it to heat the big day-room especially when the power went out which could be quite often depending on the fluctuations of weather.

Sometimes we would get visits from woodcutters or Timber-jacks who would bring us fragrant woods such as ash, cedar, cherry, pine and even some white or red oak wood.  

My favorite was cedar wood which I found to be quite therapeutic.  Cathartic for my fleshy temple as wisps of aromatic smoke weave in and around my naked body.


Lord Cantaloupe The Rabbit Eared Cat


Those who have heard Lord Cantaloupe say the Cat has a sound that is a cross between a hissing snarl and an electric guitar.


Lord Dustbin. Dancing with Dunces.   One day staff at the Chalet challenged the residents to draw the dreaded Cat with Rabbit ears many townspeople called Lord Cantaloupe.  However once drawn it leapt off the page and ate several guests.  Banishing them to Cantaloop Isle forever or until their debt was paid in full.










Share Your World – May 7, 2018




Share Your World – May 7, 2018

Share Your World – May 7, 2018

Disney quote

If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? (This is just a dream question, remember anything can happen in SYW.)


Finally get a place of my own. A small one story house (No stairs) with a front and back yards.  And at least 3 Full Bathrooms!  In My Dream House I would have my Own Large roomy art/writing studio.  My art studio would be big enough for me to have my own personal Art Show! I would also adopt more cats and dogs.

Stephen and I plus a care giver/helper would take a month long vacation to the Caribbean!  In fact I would move out of New York during the winter months to Florida, Hawaii or California as my body cannot handle Cold freezing NY winters.

Also I’d have my own personal Limo Drivers since I cannot drive and if I were to move to a more rural location with no transportation that would be the only way for me to get around.


In what do you find the simplest of joys?

Spending time with my brother Stephen and being outdoors during warm weather in Nature.

What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

Since I was born in February when it is freezing cold in New York if somebody would give me a month long or even two weeks in Hawaii that would be a Blessing!  Folks My 60th Birthday is coming up February 2019 so Feel Free to purchase a round trip ticket for me!  Thanks in Advance!!


Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?

Yes. I live in a poor working class neighborhood where many of the stores don’t take cards, credit or debit.  Even the Metro Card machines where you purchase your Metro Card to ride the bus/subway sometimes don’t take cards. Cash rules.  Therefore I always have paper money but not organized.

Are You comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

This is my retirement Theme Song because by the time I’m 60 which is next year I will be retired!!  I believe the song answers the question.  Doing nothing will be my new way of life!!  I’ve been working since 1976 so it’s about time to do nothing or anything I want to do!


What is your greatest strength?

Toughness and endurance.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

The Cherry Blossoms





My Latest Most Recent Painting.  It does not yet have a name.  I’m open to suggestions. Please give me your thoughts on what I should call this painting!


I was trying to get it more like the experienced artist in the below video but mine did not come out like his. However I enjoyed painting outside in our backyard in this balmy 71 degree warm weather! Fun!








No Weapon ~~ Not Even the Hurt




Isaiah 54:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.



Betwixt Faith and Doubt

Between Heaven and Hell




Who Am I Now?

For Not All Wounds Run Red

 Lesions, Cut, Gash Laceration, Tear and Slash  ~~  |||| Kin to abandonment and betrayal

Internal abrasions and bruise less seen but more damage done.

Exile first from the Garden then not able to enter the Promised Land


Lighting and Thunder Shooting Out of white fluffy cumulus clouds


These Be the Remaining Elements Shattered in Steel

Composing Fractured Skull Moments

The Keeper Knows

Secluded Mysteries Cloaked in pinprick light night



Zabine Le Noire

Rainey Electronic Moizes

Raynia Strobe Moonlit


The Hurt Behind the Mask ~~ Seasons of Regret and Sorrow

The Hurt Behind The Mask ~~ Seasons of Regret





“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8, 9 (NIV)