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sidewalk

(This is a sequel to the post “in the interests of public safety“.  Just so you know.) The sidewalk is still closed/even though it now exists./The dire corgi cannot read.

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tumblr sunday- gum wrapper condor

It sounds like the beginning of a bad ethnic joke from the late 20th, but this was identified as a Polish gum wrapper. (If any Polish speakers out there want to provide a translation,  I would be very glad to … Continue reading

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recently voted character most likely to: never wear a trucker cap, or where do ideas come from?

In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … Continue reading

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ten (imaginary) facts about a beautiful victorian lady

Remember this haunting photograph from this week’s Tumblr Sunday?  I was determined to find out some facts about the subject and/or the photographer, and also to bring her into the Kekionga universe.  The second task is proving easier than the … Continue reading

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t shirts

This afternoon, with notebook and phone camera. Three loads of clean T shirts hanging on the lines in the backyard for the second day in a row.  Brought them in yesterday afternoon, damp around their collars, when it started to … Continue reading

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purple dog?

You’ve heard of purple cows, I’m sure, but have you ever seen a purple dog?  I recently photographed a friend’s dogs to make photo references for an artist who is painting their portraits, and found these images among the duds.  … Continue reading

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big box, big universe

All around our little corner of the vast Knotted Rope, big box home improvement stores are a routine part of many people’s lives, helping fill our material needs for, among other things, attic insulation and sets of inexpensive pliers.  A … Continue reading

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at least mine is pocket safe

This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied.  For short periods of time.  By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading

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the hunting dragon– or is it a dinosaur?

In the dust of the parking lot, a big brown grasshopper buzzes low, seems to stop, folds its wings, and drops into the dust where the construction equipment stood all summer.  It is followed immediately by a sparrow, equally brown, … Continue reading

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big rain notebook

A long day of torrential rain, with lots of things in progress and nothing finished– so perhaps this would be a good time for a wander through the famous cartoonist’s notebook: Q: Why is it so dark in this house? … Continue reading

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