"Oh, for some mature sympathy. There is no one to condole, no one to reason feelingly and enter into one's loneliness. Flo is not interested and not wounded by the grief. Barringtons are strangers. Fred seems to be unaffected or our natures are so dissimilar that we do not even understand each other. Teddy is quite indifferent and self engrossed. Joe and Dorking are far away. Sarah and the others are bitter and cold. Uncle Warburton dead, and me left in lonely, deserted grief without a shadow of human sympathy at hand."
May 29, 2008
Just when Pinky was feeling that his animal ministry was going nowhere, the Gilmer-Metcalves pooled their lunch money and put a big smile on Pinky's face. The rhinos will have a hot bowl of soup and a bedtime story tonight! (actually, Pinky has raised almost $3000 for his zoo keeper association fundraiser, thanks to generous contributions from his brick and mortar friends. The Gilmer-Metcalves are the only folks who have donated via this blog, so hats off to them. By the way, G-M's, who is the member who signs his/her name with an enigmatic "X"?)
May 27, 2008
May 25, 2008
May 23, 2008
May 20, 2008
An Excerpt from Pinky's Short Story "Baby Nubbums" (Based on Someone You Know if You are a Regular Reader of Pinky's Blog.)
Thursday, May 22, is a rare opportunity to see Pinky D in the flesh. From 5:30-9:30 PM at Gray Matters Gallery, 113 N. Haskell Ave in Dallas, TX, Pinky and Miss Love will be hosting a gala art exhibition benefiting Pinky's zoo keeper association and rhino conservation. Required donation of $5. Free beer while it lasts. Animal fabric art by the Tom and Judy Show. Watercolors galore by Pinky himself, and photos by Ken Craft of Pinky as Darwin. (Hey you GilmerMetcalves, this sounds like a roadtrip! Bring the band and a bag of kazoos and serenade the zoo keepers of America.)
Wilhelmina Besslerkatzen-Smith arrives daily at the zoo where Pinky works at 6:00 AM sharp. Pinky and his fellow zoo keepers are standing at attention with shovels in hand and she inspects them from head to toe. (Mrs. Besslerkatzen-Smith inherited the zoo from her late husband, Selmer "Bring 'em Back Alive" Smith.) Pinky is on the short list to work at her mansion as her private monkey keeper. This would include laying out their daily outfits, ironing, etc. Today she gave Pinky a slight nod which made him think he might have made the cut.
Here is the much sought after but rarely seen Pinky D posing for his friend Ken Craft for a series of painting about Charles Darwin. Darwin is supposed to be onboard the Beagle in this shot, but Pinky's farmhouse window is not much like a 19th century port hole. Both Darwin and Pinky have a passing fascination with thirsty dying birds.
May 16, 2008
May 14, 2008
2 spoonfuls salt
3 spoonfuls flower
stir in enough water to make a past
May 12, 2008
May 9, 2008
May 6, 2008
April 23, 2008
Dear Friend of Pinky,
Firstly, you are way out of the loop if you don’t know that I have an alter-ego named Pinky Diablo. This started out rather tongue and cheek, but has evolved into something quite out of my hands. Pinky has been in the art and preaching business going on 5 years now. While this may sound frivolous and ridiculous to some of you more literal folks, Pinky has provided artistic and spiritual guidance to countless creative people in need. He has married fourteen couples (all still married), presided over countless funerals where families would otherwise have had to rely on preachers unfamiliar with the needs of FOP’s (friends of Pinky), and brought humor to some of the darkest places on the map (like
The Pinky side of me has been less active now that I quit my teaching career of twenty years and have taken a job at the Dallas Zoo as a zoo keeper. The pay is low—the hours long—the piles high, but I wouldn’t trade it for all the bananas in the world!
I have joined the American Association of Zoo Keepers and have decided to let Pinky help me with some fundraising. The
If Pinky has touched your life in some way, please consider helping Pinky and me raise money for the AAZK June Bowling for Rhinos event. Here are some ways you can help:
Send a check of any amount made out to Dallas AAZK to: Tom Sale,
If shucking out bucks for nothing isn’t your cup of tea—may Pinky and I appeal to your literary side? My kind Trilobite Press owning father has published a 45 page story of mine entitled The Sad and Lovely Life of Mr. Loomis. For a donation to rhino conservation in the amount of $10 or more, a signed copy of this book will be delivered by return post to your very own mailbox.
Maybe you need liquor. On Thursday evening, May 22, 2008, from 5:30-9 PM, Pinky is hosting an exhibit of works by himself,
Pass this invitation on to friends and colleagues who might have a soft spot for some good old-fashioned rhino conservation (or maybe who has met Pinky in his travels around the state.)
Pray for rhinos. No money is necessary for this approach and Pinky somewhat firmly believes in the power of prayer and meditation, especially when it is not focused on your own person gain—monetary or otherwise. (Pinky’s personal pet prayer project is praying for all the dead birds in the word.)
Pinky believes that a little humor and compassion go a long way to healing the ills of the world (so please bear with his quirkiness). You can see by all of Pinky’s activities and projects that he is a busy little monkey and quite serious about this effort. Help out a down and out rhino today.Sincerely,Pinky Diablo
Tom can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 214 244 9551 if you need more info or a personal counseling session. Pinky’s antics can be followed at www.oneandonlypinky.blogspot.com