Category Archives: other stuff

today at target

All the diet soda in the world!  Also sweatpant shorts, protein bars ($5 Target card if you buy 3), and one of those little RFID blocking things you put in your wallet to keep identity thieves from stealing your credit … Continue reading

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on the events of the day

On the events of June 26th, 2015 This blog was designed from the beginning to be non political. Indeed, one of its primary goals was to be a safe haven from politics, a quotidian quiet spot to consider words and … Continue reading

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cars and car spotting: the point system

This is not a car spotting blog, but we do quite a bit of it.  Occasionally point totals are offered as part of the fun, and enough people have asked about how the point system works that I thought I’d … Continue reading

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the annual american grownup birthday freakout

The annual American grownup birthday freakout has nothing to do with getting older.  It just sends you rushing for your wallet. My driver’s license!  Did it just expire?  Am I going to have to go to the BMV?  Am I … Continue reading

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mongolian or korean barbecue- a cubic photo documentary

Whatever you call it, this choose-your-own-ingredients feature on the flat top grill is the latest thing going at the local Chinese buffets.  Even our local strip mall hole in the wall has started doing it, with highly satisfactory results.   This … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 157: snake and robot

Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks.  Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien.  And you get … a … Continue reading

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a day and a half (with a giant italian van)

What’s black and white and as big as your house?  It’s a cargo van! You can use it to move a bunch of furniture quite a long distance.  Don’t run out and buy it, though.  It costs about thirty thousand … Continue reading

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dogwoods of the neighborhood

Spring is passing quickly, as it so often does.  And spring in the US Midwest means dogwoods in flower.  Before they’re all gone, here are two of my favorite neighborhood dogwood trees.  The pink one is a spectacular Cherokee Sunset … Continue reading

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a brush pile with wings

More brush pile photography from around the neighborhood …  This brush pile was made up mostly of Euonymus alatus , known to US gardeners as “burning bush” for its vivid red fall color. “Alatus” means “winged”, for the winglike flanges … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: sky traveler

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, things have gotten sort of crazy here.  Hope you have been enjoying the random posts on random topics!  Among other things, that means we haven’t done the regular “Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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