29 March 2013

good friday meditation

Don't go to church on Sunday
Don't get on my knees to pray
Don't memorize the books of the Bible
I got my own special way
Bit I know Jesus loves me
Maybe just a little bit more

I fall on my knees every Sunday
At Zerelda Lee's candy store

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

Well I don't want no Anna Zabba
Don't want no Almond Joy
There ain't nothing better
Suitable for this boy
Well it's the only thing
That can pick me up
Better than a cup of gold
See only a chocolate Jesus
Can satisfy my soul

When the weather gets rough
And it's whiskey in the shade
It's best to wrap your savior
Up in cellophane
He flows like the big muddy
But that's ok
Pour him over ice cream
For a nice parfait

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

a walk in the park

just loving the spring color

27 March 2013

spring green

still chilly days and cold nights, slowing but not stopping the arrival of spring --- a fine, fine spring we're having

26 March 2013

hee hee hee haw haw

"oh lord jesus it's a fire . . . "

had to be up at 6 this morning, which i hate, for an early call --- just as we were about to do that, they're announcing a fire "at the old building across from mcdonalds" over the pa system and we're smelling a bit of smoke --- it was probably only a trash fire, but poor building . . .


25 March 2013

spring chill

chilly and damp today --- low 40s, snow flurries on the north side --- i am not complaining since it's not freezing the flowers, just slowing them down

24 March 2013

early spring dampness

rainy, cloudy, cool today --- a perfect day to finish doing income tax

23 March 2013

slow spring

i love it that it has remained cool and next week promises the same --- a long, slow spring coming on rather than  a sudden leap from winter to summer, as sometimes we get

more eats

this will be a great addition to the street --- especially since it will be open till 2 am --- with the nightclubs across the street, it ought to make p'tree and 11th a happening corner

a glooming peace this morning with it brings . . .

a perfectly gloomy, rainy day for doing taxes, picking up where i left off exactly one month ago when mike called and said jc was dead

the atl twins

the sewell twins, a.k.a., the atl twins, are on the cover of this week's creative loafing --- i posted a video a while back, rolling stone ran a piece on them, and there was the initial nasty interview in vice magazine --- i joked about them being cousins, but sure enough they are, sort --- half sixth cousins, once removed to be precise ---

all of the sewells in the georgia piedmont are descended from samuel sewell (1715-1789) and one of his two wives, which is where the half-cousin thing comes from --- samuel's g-grandpa henry sewell was one of the early settlers in virginia, dying there in 1634 --- the norfolk navy base is at sewell's point, which was named for him --- samuel was born in maryland but the family moved to rowan county in the north carolina piedmont around 1760 --- at least nine of samuel's children moved on to georgia after the revolution, settling first in franklin county in northeast georgia and on into coweta county in the western piedmont in the 1840s ----

the twins' g-g-g-grandparents moved to coweta co around 1845, and three or four generations are buried at macedonia baptist church north of newnan -- sewell mill road is the road that runs out to the southwest from roscoe and is no doubt named for one of their ancestors ---- the twins' sewell grandparents apparently moved to chattanooga in the 1930s, perhaps to work in the mills --- they both died and were buried in chattanooga ---

and that's where the sewell twins came from

22 March 2013

106 club friday

it's been open since the mid-90s, one of the first wave that made crescent avenue restaurant row, but this was my first time at south city kitchen ---- beet and feta, vidalia onion tart, excellent biscuits, etc, etc --- good stuff, good people, good talk

21 March 2013

20 March 2013

spring! redux

in addition to reveling in the jasmine and being depressed about iraq, i spent over two hours getting my driver's license renewed, which cannot be done on line in order to satisfy the republican's "real id" bullshit act --- it is ironic that the party that claims to be all about personal freedom has led the way to a police state --- those wonderful hours with my fellow atlantans were spent at the georgia department of driver "services" on capitol avenue, the only office in the entire city of atlanta --- standing room only, and it was the same the two other times i dropped by there and turned around and left --- i can't imagine that they are like that state-wide --- is this another way to punish atlanta, too?


the vernal equinox is on and the carolina jasmine is in full flower ---- like, like, like

but it's also the tenth anniversary of the iraq debacle, which i hate, hate, hate --- when i said it was a load of crap then, j.c. accused me of being a traitor --- nearly 4500 americans killed, all but 150 of which occurred after bush's "mission accomplished" --- hundreds of thousands of iraqis dead and their country in ruins --- usa! usa! usa!

17 March 2013

tenth street

it's been over fifty years since they turned tenth street into a raceway, now they're taking a little of it back for the pedestrians: part of the sidewalk improvements is a substantial island on tenth between the two entrances to the midtown station --- a somewhat smaller island is going in at tenth and w. ptree --- unlike the bullshit way they're fukn up the intersections in morningside, these are needed

old houses

the mid-nineteenth century parker house is owned by the state and is in poor condition ---  lightning caused the partial collapse of both chimneys
nice, probably original, tapered columns on the front porch

last stop was lyon farm, another mid-nineteenth century house, county owned, poor condition  ---

and radar, our mascot for the day

monastery of the holy spirit

 the monastery of the holy spirit in rockdale county, specifically the reinforced concrete architecture and the stained-glass, was the best --- the chapel was almost breathtaking in its simplicity