Tag Archives: history and culture

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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down on the farm

(This blog post was developed by a National Worm Expert.) Oh, those worms, those magical, magical worms: eating their magic worm food then falling asleep in their magic worm bedding, safe down on the Magic Worm Farm.  Keeps (magical) worms … Continue reading

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hulk go auto show

(After, write notebook Steak and Shake. It not Hulk-ku. Not everything make good Hulk-ku.) Much traffic. Hulk stuck on Bishop Ford. Plenty time write poem. Not much to say. Later, Indiana. Hulk eat fries. (This poem, Hulk make local reference. … Continue reading

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winter sports in your own backyard

Hum the theme loudly as you look at these images– the Winter Olympics have begun!

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movie time at the cinemark: den of thieves

A movie day in January can be a risky endeavor.  You may get a chance to catch a classy Oscar contender if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing, or you may be stuck with a filler flick, … Continue reading

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in praise of the red velvet kitkat

Cue up “Love Cats” by the Cure, and join me in celebrating the return of the elusive and much anticipated Red Velvet flavored KitKats.  For some reason, these are a Valentine’s Day seasonal offering, available only in the miniature size.  … Continue reading

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the buddha in january

The Buddha waits on red bricks/ his companion: a brave dandelion.

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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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an adorable cretaceous pet

Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets.  Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats.  And of course, since  imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading

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