Category Archives: writing

new fountain pen: twisbi eco broad nib

Pen test!  I liked the TWSBI Eco with an Extra Fine nib that I bought last summer, so when the time came to buy more ink this spring, it was easy to throw a broad nibbed TWSBI into my shopping … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 8

Every group (collection, legion, league, pack) of superheroes has a flying hero called “The Angel”.  Its sort of a requirement.  This guy is probably using the name ironically– his feathered, taloned , birdlike body hardly resembles the pretty-pretty take on … Continue reading

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domestic haiku

Sleeping off a cold, while the dogs in the kitchen are shredding a dishcloth. (I thought about adding an illustration, but the remains, spread out across an unswept kitchen floor, were not photogenic.  Unlike the perpetrators, but I don’t want … Continue reading

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little psychic beings

Do you have a story with a science fiction bent?  Do you need some little psychic beings?  Here, I made these for you.  You can tell they are psychic beings by their big bald heads with dramatic veins and brain … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 7

Are we breaking the rules already?  Because I’m pretty sure High Pockets here is not so much a superhero … Maybe it’s his passing resemblance to that great cartoon bad guy, Sideshow Bob, but I have a feeling HP doesn’t always … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number six

(For returning readers: last year, I challenged myself to draw 50 original superheroes in my drawing of the day sketchbook.  This year, I am sharing them with you.) Superhero number 6 is The Foxtown Mystery.  Named after a local folk … Continue reading

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weiner(mobile) in motion

What a difference a week makes, especially in the Midwest in the early spring.  Just last Friday, I was trying to photograph the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. With a phone camera. From a moving car. In a blizzard. I will photograph … Continue reading

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product of the day

Today’s product raises many questions. 1) Why does anyone need a scented notebook? 2) Who imagined what would happen if you crossed a sentient cupcake with a Cyclops?  3) Even if  you did cross an imaginary sentient cupcake with an … Continue reading

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haiku for a late snowfall (illustrated)

March snow. The old dog Wanders in a figure eight; Does pretty good job.

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movie time at the cinemark: logan

(Welcome back.  This would have been posted yesterday except I was participating in the Day Without a Woman.) It has been a very long time since I have read an X-Men comic, and almost as long since I have seen … Continue reading

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