"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding watercolor, metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Me on my tricycle...lookit those metal wheel spokes. In Fort Worth. After my three uncles came home to visit after The War, my parents found me outside, riding up and down the street, saying loudly "G-D," "G-D" over and over--(not the initials), but what I'd heard the two Army and one Navy vet saying often. Great training to be a journalist!

Bottom photo, in Dallas...you can tell I am used to being in charge!

1 comment:

  1. Clark these pictures are just adorable. I love the Christmas tree with all the silver (lead) icicles. You must have been so excited to get that bike from Santa! And - look at you on that sewing machine table. You are full of yourself! LOL -and you should be! That is a cute story about GD. Thanks for sharing.