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a found photo can illuminate an entire project.

(Symbolic) Bud in the junkyard.  I especially love the green phone.

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sunday threes–cat edition

The internet is all about pictures of cats, and so is the shadowy network of matchbox label designers.  Who are, as always, equally obsessed with the number three. (That middle one is one of the reasons I don’t keep cats. … Continue reading

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the sunday threes (#2 in a series)

Continuing our weekly exploration of the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label design industry with the number three.  This week: “The Three Something”.

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sunday threes #1

  There’s something about the number three that’s downright irresistible to the world’s designers of classic matchbox labels.  This set comes from Sweden. Wonder how many weeks I can keep this up out of my collection on Pinterest? (Hint: longer … Continue reading

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more things that annoy werewolves

Things that Annoy Werewolves: Insults to their Grandparenting Skills.The Professor got into a bit of a wolfy snit over this addition to the  the Bulletin Board of Doom and Bad Photoshopping  outside the Top Secret Breakroom.  “As if!” he sputtered. … Continue reading

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hulk smash haiku problem

Regular readers know that I like minimalist poetry and have been known to dabble in writing it, but that I also feel that the strict haiku form, designed for the syllable patterns of Japanese, doesn’t work that well in English.  … Continue reading

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fortune cookie fortunes

For reasons that will become clear eventually, I have been collecting genuine fortune cookie fortunes from off the internet.  Here are a few good ones that I won’t be using in my new story. “Your shoes will make you happy … Continue reading

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does a dog have buddha nature?

In my phone’s picture roll today, a cat may not look at a king, but accidental positioning made it seem like a dog was looking at Budai, or Ho Tei, the folkloric figure people call the Laughing Buddha.  Kekionga fans … Continue reading

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japanese matchbox labels- kaiju edition

Everybody loves those Japanese matchbox labels, which are great examples of traditional printmaking on an ultra small scale.  This one is a real technical tour de force. I see three colors, plus the black key line: red, yellow and pale … Continue reading

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hyperliteracy in the restroom

One of my major beefs with the world is poor grammar, usage and spelling in all the writing we’re stuck reading in public places. No bad signs, please. Take a moment to set a good example. And then a reader … Continue reading

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