Category Archives: writing

best of the drawing of the day: glorious ice newt

Behold my glorious ice newt!  I have to agree, lady– that’s quite an ice newt you have there.  What better way to welcome winter than with that most majestic of arctic amphibians? Not much in the way of notes but … Continue reading

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good bye to the little black car

Many of you knew our little black car. It was a 1996 Geo Prizm, twin to the Toyota Corolla Sprinter, built in the NUMMI plant in California during the height of the “captive import” craze. We were its second owners, … Continue reading

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kap and cap

What’s this when it’s at home, then? The bold white title on the tall prism housing says it all: it’s a current Pentax DSLR.  This one is a KP, compact, 24 mp crop sensor, designed to get the best out … Continue reading

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trustworthy advice

A member of our household got some trustworthy advice this morning.  (We know it was trustworthy advice because it says so right there.)  Since the trustworthy advice pretty much confirmed his own suspicions, he followed it and now the grey … Continue reading

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hulk ku for an annual event

Hulk been waiting/ to share poem/ only good this one day. When Hulk write poem, write last line first.  On Hulk blog, it begin to snow. (Pretty fancy sentence structure there, Hulk.)

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drawing of the day color special: a ballet of flying foxes

This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat.  I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading

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truth in advertising: pretty much the all time winner in the “found art” category

Who can resist a come-on like this?  Not just any Buick, mind you– but a red Buick.  But what possible product could be for sale behind this highly visible sticker? If you still aren’t sure what this is, it’s a … Continue reading

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handprint turkey 2017

Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives.  Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well.  You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading

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farewell to fall in four squares

And a long, warm fall ends suddenly in a weekend of drenching rain at just above the freezing point.  The accompanying high winds have taken almost all the leaves and we are in the winter gap again, waiting (with varying … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: bench

Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it.  “Bench” is one of my favorites.  The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading

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