Category Archives: art and culture

car spotting: alfa romeo gtv6 2.5

The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store.  My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading

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a flower, the world cup, teeth etc.

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for a few more days than usual.  The Bad Tooth finally made enough noise (and gave me enough sleepless nights) to send me on an emergency trip to the dentist, where … Continue reading

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a poem about fences and the word “fence”

For some reason, I find Menards very inspirational.  I make a fair number of photographs there, and sometimes write small essays and poems.  This is A Poem About Fences, and the Word “Fence”. snow fence, safety fence net fence barrier … Continue reading

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a mysterious warning for the far north

Down the street from World Headquarters is an elementary school, and behind the elementary school is a playground with an asphalt lot painted with courts for various games and also large simple maps of Indiana and the United States as … Continue reading

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from the garage sale notebook

Did the neighborhood garage sales/ found this in my notebook afterward. Gourds painted to look like apples. Apples painted to look like gourds? Not one of the Deeper Questions of the Universe, but it’ll do.

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happy zip code day to coggon, iowa!

I have been sitting on this one for a while, since a Saturday a few weeks ago when I ate a rather delicious breakfast in a little restaurant in Iowa (where I was conducting Important Domestic Business) and found this … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: feathered dinosaur

I didn’t give this drawing a title in the sketchbook at the time that I made it, so now I feel perfectly free to give it an ambiguous, if not actually confusing, title as part of a blog post.  Because … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– quikket

Quikket is exactly what his caption says he is, an insectoid speedster: “insectoid” being fancy writin’ for “bug guy”, and “speedster” being a comics meta term for any superhero whose main super power is super speed.  DC’s The Flash is … Continue reading

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movie time in iowa city– avengers: infinity war

Not only was it not Movie Time at the Cinemark, it was not even Movie Time in Indiana.  This review comes to you from a showing at  the Marcus Sycamore 12 in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Like all movie theaters except … Continue reading

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on finding a dunkleosteous

Everybody who grew up in Cleveland, as I did, knows the Dunkleosteous.  He’s the giant Devonian predator fish that is pretty much the official giant Devonian predators fish of the city.  We all grew up visiting him at the Museum … Continue reading

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