Category Archives: other stuff

minicomics live delayed one day

You’ll get a proper post with real content and stuff later in the day–this is just to let you know that  Minicomics Live! has been delayed one day. The project will start tomorrow, Tuesday the 14th.  That’s a nice round … Continue reading

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transformation

Here is a holiday transformation for you to marvel at. Elapsed time was about three hours, and I’m sure it would have been less if everybody wasn’t watching the transformer work his “flat pack one drawer filing cabinet on wheels … Continue reading

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shuffle playlist for an after dinner walk

It’s a holiday weekend;  you’re bound to need it sometime.   Genuine old iPod shuffle string, no skips. “Coconut” -Harry Nilsson “Heaven” – Talking Heads “Friend of the Devil”- Grateful Dead (American Beauty) “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl”- The Beatles … Continue reading

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japanese matchbox label of the day

Iowa loves those Japanese matchbox labels, too.  She found this one and posted it on her personal bulletin board deep in the basement of the Noakes.

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the sky crane and the bus

Helicopters are cool, and Soviet military aircraft are cool, and sky cranes are cool, so a Mil Mi-10 Soviet military sky crane is by definition very cool indeed.  Plus, I like buses and this Mi-10 is getting ready to carry … Continue reading

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a spring donkey

The donkey may not be one of the accepted symbols of springtime, but this one was a very good model for one of my first outdoor shoots of the year.  And frankly, wouldn’t you rather see a donkey than a … Continue reading

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things to think about: the multiverse

It’s no secret that I’m wrangling a multiverse here: it’s called the Knotted Rope and it’s much less scientific than, well, folkloric (if that’s even a word outside the late lamented Car Talk).  I’ve never been too concerned about how … Continue reading

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“just post a picture of the dog”

When in doubt, just post a picture of the dog.  On a whim, I chose the least-used camera in the house: the one in my tablet.  (OK, I’ve never used it.)  While trolling through its unfamilar settings, I found the … Continue reading

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flowers for the season

It is spring at last, so let’s celebrate with one of the earliest serious flowers: the hellebore or Lenten rose, so called because it usually blooms before Easter.  These are right on schedule.  Note that although it’s called the Lenten … Continue reading

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the accidental renaissance

Everything old is new again and some people who are wise and observant and love art have been finding interesting (and probably really not so accidental parallels) between some excellent modern photographs and Old Master paintings.   If you want … Continue reading

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