Hoyt's Service Station

December 02, 2020
Hoyt's Service Station Bowman, GA late '70s "Fill'er up? Yes Boss Man" was what I always heard pulling up here, growing up in the rural south. He would greet me as young master Jason. My mother had to explain this archaic greeting to me. My parents were addressed as Mr. James and Miss Vivian. "Three dollars worth and a plug of Day's Work [chewing...
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What are you trying to say

December 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
What are you trying to say? “Buddha is said to have given a "silent sermon" once during which he held up a flower and gazed at it. After a while, one of those present, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that is to say, realization) was hand...
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Descended from slaves

November 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Growing up in the South Bodie Fortson was descended from slaves, at least that is what I was remember being told as a child. After viewing the Sally Mann photography show at the High Museum of Art last weekend I again thought about what it was like for me, a white male, growing up in the late 50-’60s. I guess he actually could have been the son o...
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OCAF Members show

July 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Forgive me if I glow a little, I had such a wonderful evening at the OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) members show. Thank you to every one who came out, especially my daughter Chastity. I loved seeing one old friend (our friendship is old not us.) and many new ones. My photograph of Madison Lindfors sold during the first hour of the reception...
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Nirvana

May 20, 2019
(TW sad animal story.) Yesterday I saw the most heartbreaking thing. It was a lovely warm spring day and after yoga, I was in front of the garage working on the lawnmower. I went into the garage and I could hear a swarm of flies buzzing like they do when something is dead. I did not see or smell anything, I got my tools and returned outside. As...
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