The Twilight Zone

BroJoe checks out things at Lake Mattamuskeet occasionally and this building which looks like a lighthouse, but isn’t, is one of his favorite subjects to photograph there.   That original photograph was taken in December, after the leaves had fallen.  It still looks green and timeless because of all the pines.

Here’s how it appears in autumn.


Don’t ask what this next one is.  He took it during his flight to Utah recently.


He explained it with a Rod Serling quote:  It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.

Sterling was frustrated by the censorship of anything deemed controversial in his scripts, including war, race, and social justice.  In one instance, censors removed a shot of the Chrysler Building because the show was sponsored by Ford.

One of the screenwriter, playwright, producer, most famous comments was:

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

If you want to watch some of those deliciously eerie Twilight Zone episodes, they’re still running in the twilight zone of cable TV.



I’ve been thinking about joining T.V. Watchers Anonymous, but I can’t figure out what channel it’s on.
– Melanie White





Have Some Fun With Us!

BroJoe plays with paint drips occasionally to see what he can make.  Sometimes he  sends photos of his renderings to me.   Now and then he shares what he thinks they are,  but I rarely see it that way.

This time, we’ll leave it to you to give them titles or descriptions according to what YOU see.  Put them in our Comments section.   I’ll put my own sisterly thoughts at the very bottom.

Here we go with #1:

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So. . . exactly how did three pieces of “serious art” speak to you?   Why yes, “No way!” is an acceptable answer, should you be wondering, but we hope you give it a shot.

These are not exactly artsy fartsy works that we’re sharing here.   Not to worry–he’s keeping his day job.


Here’s how I see them:

  1. The Penguin Redux.  The Penguin (of Batman fame) having a psychedelic flashback, with Batman in the center of his brain.  In fact, there’s Cat Woman toward the back of the head.  On the other hand, it might be George Washington with a migraine.
  2. Trumped!   An elf who bears a faint facial resemblance to a Boston terrier, agonizes because Donald Trump (note the brown hairpiece) is trying to take over his brain.
  3. Surfer in a Slick.   That’s not the name BroJoe chose, for he  titled this one himself.  According to him, that’s Banzai Pipeline/ Heavies/North Shore Oahu.  I would add only that it has to be “after one horrendous oil spill.


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. – John Anthony Ciardi

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.  – Edgar Degas

How Great Thy Art!

My brother has a new smart phone and he’s testing it to see how smart it is when it comes to taking pictures. Of course he monkeys with them too, to check out all the bells and whistles.

Edenton, NC, which calls itself “The South’s Prettiest Small Town,” was a good place to start.  It is over 300 years old and maintains its Colonial architectural roots.  It is situated on the banks of the Albemarle Sound.

Another view of the lighthouse is found here: 

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He refers to this as his VanJoe period.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso

Joe Meets Jack

BroJoe’s alter ego, Joe Bender has exhibited some questionable behavior of late, taking a walk on the wild side.  

What is going on with him???

Tiny dancer.  But over an open flame?

Tiny Dancer… but over an open flame?

Mystery solved:


At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.