Tag Archives: history and culture

foo dogs on parade

I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading

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a series of tubes

Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”?  (If you don’t, read about it here.)  This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading

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car spotting– a little bit of ’56

Across the street from the drugstore, one day last week, I saw a nifty little ’56 Chevy.  A very little ’56 Chevy– “Chopster” is seriously shortened, a whole door shorter than the standard wheelbase Chevy wagon it must once have … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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a last look at the world cup notebook

Taking one last tour through the eleven (!) pages of letter sized legal pad (not a real notebook, sorry) I filled up while watching this summer’s World Cup games.  As always, it’s not about sports at all– it’s about looking … Continue reading

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world cup finals notes

Generally speaking, I tend to forget about the World Cup pretty much immediately once it’s over.  Then it comes as a big surprise to me four years later when the compelling narrative of this classic tournament seems to start up … Continue reading

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world cup semifinals notes

The semifinals in this World Cup pretty much reflected what most American sports fans know and think about the Beautiful Game.  They know it is gritty yet slow paced, with a lot of action and not a lot of scoring, … Continue reading

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world cup quarterfinal notes

The quarterfinals are over–and there were no major surprises, I guess. I know three of the four pre-tournament favorites are in– everyone but Spain– and there is a nice mix of two European and two South American sides in the … Continue reading

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the fourth of july

Here’s hoping all of you are having a safe and happy fourth of July, whether or not it is a holiday where you happen to live. Here, we’re wearing silly hats and waving the flag.  Or washing dishes and watching … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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