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(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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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