About Words

Basquiat is the nome de plume of artist-writer Mignon Naegeli. She lives with her Wolfman, dogs Basquiat & Annebäbi, and Verushka, the black cat, in Tennessee.

Saint Pius Church, Meggen

St. Pius Church, Meggen, LU, Switzerland   Photograph (CC) 2011 by Julia Leijola In 1972, my Female worked for a travel agency that had just opened near the railway station in Lucerne. They offered travel bookings and sold tourists souvenirs, such as cheap coo-coo clocks (from China — the sales clerk had to replace the labels with “Made in Switzerland” ?). The company had its origin in a nearby canton as an operator of tour busses…. Read More

Fall-In

Leaves are turning, Not the golden yellow and the bright red of the past; Still dancing in the light breeze, Until falling to the earth, nourishing its soil. Still fighting the grandeur of mankind, The poles, glaciers melting, Venice is sinking. Will we wake up? Basquiat All Saints’ Day — November 1, 2018 Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may view and read the original content… Read More

Bern

photographer unknown ♥ denotes editor’s pick among my informative links Bern! Somehow, the word sounds familiar. I try to remember — difficult; after all, I’m a very old dog. Almost 16!  Wow … Now, it comes to me. Stories the Female confided to me; not all uplifting. Actually, as far as I recall, quoting the great Sergio Leone, “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” sounds just right. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAcknowledgements: Images by unknown photographer… Read More

Kodachrome™

My Female and the Wolfman crossed Tioga Pass on their first road trip with Hector Samuel, when returning from California to Ithaca, NY in August 1979 Kodachrome™ photograph © 1979 Mignon & Wolf Naegeli According to my Female, Kodachrome is a movie to watch for the following reasons: You are into old-time photography, are a geezer-age photographer, still hold nearly worthless Kodak stock, like Ed Harris, crave tearjerkers, or have thousands of Kodachrome™ slides you never published;… Read More

Playing Me-me?

After watching a former, multi award-winning actor lounging—pro forma leisurely—in Colbert’s hotly coveted modern chair, my Female was already irritated when he lit his first cigarette and the host grabbed an ashtray from beneath his desk. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAcknowledgements: Promotional photographs from CBS Late more…All Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may view and read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web… Read More

Where Would She Be Now? My first poem

  Photograph © 2014 Wolf Naegeli She was tiny, just eight weeks old. She sat in a corner, Wearing a purple collar, staring at the older couple, Who hailed from afar to usher away one of them. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may view and read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web address). No copying or use… Read More

Inhumans #MeToo

Basquiat – 15th birthday, December 2017 – © 2017 Mignon Naegeli Two of my canine partners, Barkley and Hemingway, are the companions of who used to be our Human’s most esteemed journalist. He suddenly fell from grace; got fired for lewd behavior over the years. He was swept away by a harassment cleansing that has befallen this country of mine. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You… Read More

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Chota Monument – PhotodDgital transformation © 1998 Mignon Naegeli Prediction for Knoxville, August 21, 2017: 🌑 moon to cover 99.9% of the sun. The moon will be in the sun’s path for 2 hours 53 minutes, starting at 1:04 PM. The best time to see the peak of the eclipse will be 2:34 PM EDT. The Female opted to stay home with us to view the eclipse. She hates to get stuck in traffic;… Read More

Basquiat’s Words 2017 Summer Special

A time to be reapin’, a time to be sowin’. The green leaves of Summer are callin’ me home. ’Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty, When the catfish were jumpin’ as high as the sky. A time just for plantin’, a time just for ploughin’. A time to be courtin’ a girl of your own. ’Twas so good to be young then, to be close to… Read More

Dancing the Hallelujah

Photodigital composition © 2017 Mignon Naegeli The Female went to have her glasses fixed this morning, now that we are expecting her to need them for a while longer!!!! I think the good news have an impact even on us pets. Everybody is in a great mood. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may view and read the original content in the context in which it is… Read More

How I Stepped Onto the Rainbow Bridge But Changed My Mind

Photograph © 2017 Mignon Naegeli I can’t really recall why there are moments when I get so upset. Rarely, I check my image in a mirror — actually … never. About my missing tail, the scars on my eyelids, and my worried expression … I usually overhear those mentioned when my humans tell my life story to eagerly listening dog lovers. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017 Mignon and Wolf NaegeliAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense… Read More