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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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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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internet shopping list

A partial list for late night shopping on the internet: Aurora fountain pen ink, black (2 bottles) Belt from strapworks.com in zippy “rainbow trout” pattern to match my camera strap Keen Newport sandals (buy now for best color choice or … Continue reading

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first world (cartoonists’) problems

Cartoonist (to him or herself) : Draw fast!  All your references for the drawing of the antique skeleton key* are on your phone and you’re running out of juice! Cartoonist’s younger self (or, if the Cartoonist is already young, an … Continue reading

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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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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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a poem about google

I wrote a poem in my head today.   Remembered it all when I got home, in spite of taking photographs and going to the Post Office and drinking a giant Java Wave coffee from the Family Express. Go home Google, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: little dancing gods

  Somewhere out in the reaches of the internet is the tumblr of a cartoonist who goes by the handle “Inonibird”.  And Inonibird makes these amazing semi-stick figure drawings of characters based on the Ancient Egyptian pantheon: the Stick-Gods. Some … Continue reading

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blog update

Your regularly scheduled Tumblr Sunday is coming later, but I just wanted to pop in and tell everyone who was kind enough to leave comments over the holiday, and anyone who was reading the discussions, that I have responded somewhat … Continue reading

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