Mark Van Aken Williams

Mark Van Aken Williams
Location
Tip of the Mitt, USA
Birthday
May 01
Bio
Williams is the author of "The Burlesque of Graceless Acting," as well as "The Prophet of Sorrow," a finalist (historical fiction category) in the following awards: 2010 Book of the Year Awards (Foreword); 2010 International Book Awards; and National Best Books 2010 Awards. "Circus by Moonlight: Poems 1997-2007" was published in 2009. Author of the comedy novel, "The Hillbilly Vampire Chronicles," written under the pen name, Tonto Fielding.

MY RECENT POSTS

FEBRUARY 21, 2012 7:42AM

Curiosities from the Web #89


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
new_and_improved_presidents_series_10_20120219_1886753643
 

Abraham Lincoln-- http://www.juxRead full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 4:00PM

Sonnet #112 (language unleashed)


 
nascar
 
 
 

Your sheet metal doth th’ impression fill

Which sanctioned sponsors stamped upon my bonnet;

What cares Tonto for foreign cars,

The horse is happy in my carburetor.

You are my Daytona,

My fruitful Dale,

None else to me, nor I to none alive,

Can takeRead full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 8:09AM

Curiosities from the Web #88


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
629-520x689
 

London Streets 1876-- http://wwwRead full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 11:39AM

Flyting


 
Edith-Sitwell
 
 
 

Tonto Fielding recently went one on one in a debate with Margaret Witty-Wrong, leader of the Velvet Lizzies Social Club and Family Preservation Society, whose precept was “everything happens for a reason.” 

 

Tonto believed that he had won ovRead full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 9:55AM

Curiosities from the Web #87


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
267-520x662
 
And Men have been trying to RestRead full post »
FEBRUARY 18, 2012 9:29AM

Curiosities from the Web #86


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
jason_de_graaf_1_20120216_1178481504
 

Marbles-- http://www.juxtapoz.coRead full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2012 10:48AM

Curiosities from the Web #85


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
humans-funny-activitiy-during-flood-4
 
What’s a Little Flood?-- hRead full post »
FEBRUARY 16, 2012 10:16AM

Curiosities from the Web #84


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
6844475327_69b59cce01_b
 
FEBRUARY 15, 2012 8:50AM

Curiosities from the Web #83


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
tumblr_lz57umjbV81qhsuv2o1_500
 

High Five-- http://animalsthatdoRead full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 2:55PM

Cherubim


 
cherubsraphaellg
 
 
 

"God, I am so bored."

"What do you mean bored?"

"Christ. Can you believe these two?"

“Eh. Give it a chance. That’s what I always say.”

“Could he be more clueless?”

“Dense as a mud brick. That’s what I always say.”

&lRead full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 9:23AM

Curiosities from the Web #82


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
baffler_bird_ii_by_thebiscuitboy-d4pi0q4
 
Dr Seuss’ Hunting Trophy--Read full post »
FEBRUARY 13, 2012 7:40PM

The Power of Color


 
the_painter_at_the_easel_by_daumier_honore_photosculpture-p153775699407050291z8wb9_400
 
 
 
 Tonto Fielding’s contribution to painting is a story that Art Historians refuse to recognize. But, any guerilla artist will tell you that art encompasses so much more than what hangs in museums. 

 

Tonto spent years working on perfecting theRead full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2012 10:59AM

Curiosities from the Web #81


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
jux_tress_main
 

Street Art-- http://www.juxtapozRead full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2012 9:26AM

Curiosities from the Web #80


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
dogs-2-600x399
 

Under Water Dog Photography-- htRead full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 7:24AM

Curiosities from the Web #79


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
breadingcats
 
FEBRUARY 10, 2012 6:13PM

Flashing the House Lights


 
500_Rite-of-Spring 
 
 
 

When Igor Stravinsky's ballet, “The Rite of Spring,” premiered on May 29, 1913, at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Tonto Fielding’s grandfather (Hieronymus Fielding) was more shocked than the audience, which respondeRead full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2012 9:43AM

Curiosities from the Web #78


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
zoee
 

Ravens-- http://www.juxtapoz.comRead full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2012 10:33AM

Curiosities from the Web #77


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
creation-of-coffee-eland
 

Got Coffee?-- http://coffee-art.Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 4:45PM

Running Would Be a Good Idea!


 

All great men in history, it seems, have their nemesis. Tonto Fielding is no different. His is J. P. Zoomers-Vermeer, garden-variety author of the “Name of the Cabbage” Fantasy series (the saga of the magical hamster, Welbore, who dares to challenge destiny).

 
 
FEBRUARY 8, 2012 9:38AM

Curiosities from the Web #76


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
Screen-Shot-2012-02-06-at-9
 

Cover Art for Western Gunfight MRead full post »

FEBRUARY 7, 2012 4:45PM

Charles Dickens in Ohio


 
24
 
 
 

The Golden Lamb, in Lebanon Ohio (since 1803), is a place that my wife and I like to drive to on one of our “one tank” trips. In April of 1839 the great English novelist, Charles Dickens, arrived in a coach, and took dinner. HeRead full post »

FEBRUARY 7, 2012 10:17AM

Curiosities from the Web #75


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
6827612885_e0487b6fdf_o
 
FEBRUARY 6, 2012 8:59AM

Curiosities from the Web #74


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
Fort-Pond-Bay-Montauk-NY-Sunset-8
 

Sky-- http://www.juxtapoz.com/CuRead full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2012 10:59AM

Curiosities from the Web #73


 

These are images taken from the web, that I found interesting, curious, enlightening, and entertaining. They are random, and only reflect what caught my attention at a particular moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
cecilia_paredes_14_20120203_1228277703
 

Wallflower-- http://www.ignant.dRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2012 7:55PM

Commedia dell'arte


Messerschmidt-5
 
 
 

 

It is generally accepted these days that all men are created equal. Tonto would add that there are two exceptions to this premise: geniuses and idiots.  A wise minister once told me that first God made idiots. This was for practice. He then created politicianRead full post »