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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870. The "xothique" portion of the web address is a nod to Clark Ashton Smith's fictional continent of Zothique.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

This Man

is selling a jailbroke electronic reader on Hiramslist... and only rarely posts on Daguerreotypebook.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Swabian the Trieste

Back cover of Vagubund: Collage by Marc Myers, with forged signature. I think I'd had the work around for a few years even before I used it, as with most of the other pieces. The collage appears to represent Houdini conjuring the bulk of Curly, surrounded by friends.

Sunday, July 17, 2011



Recently re-watched the Outer Limits episode Demon with a Glass Hand -- perhaps the best Harlan Ellison-written, Robert Culp with a speaking, robotic, finger -seeking, ultimately omniscient, Gilgamesh-inspired, Arlene Martel -featuring, eschatological, noir science fiction show of its type. The Demon really has an accurately oneiric feel, camera angles reeling up stairways, shadowy characters on catwalks.

Started to re-read Winter Brothers by Ivan Doig -- a tremendous effort. I like among other things the way in which he evokes the physicality of the diaries left by 19th c. man James G. Swan.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Toonies & Washrooms, Richmond

Pages 5 & 6 of Vagubund. The dream transcriptions were taken from letters by the respective authors (without asking their permission first!).