Tag Archives: history and culture

it’s inktober again!

Where have I been all week, you may ask.  Getting started on Inktober, among other things.  For those who might not be familiar, Inktober is a worldwide art project where artists take on the challenge of making a finished drawing … Continue reading

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omg! a wartburg!

Seriously. OMG!  A WARTBURG  just pulled into the parking lot at a Chinese buffet in Indiana.  Sorry for yelling, but seriously.  A Wartburg. (Actually, at the time, I did not yell. I just said “Hello!” on seeing it, and “excuse me” to … Continue reading

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spam spam spam, etc.

No, not unwanted mass emails or phone calls.  Real actual SPAM.  Shiny foil wrapped SPAM, in fact. But wait, you may ask– doesn’t SPAM come in a can?  In fact, isn’t SPAM famous for coming in a can?  Yes it … Continue reading

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aretha franklin

It was a week ago today that Aretha Franklin died.  By now we’ve all read a lot, and heard a lot, and even though her own voice speaks for itself if anything does, it still seems right to make a … Continue reading

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world cup– group stage notebook

Longtime readers of this blog will notice that the World Cup notebooks are going to be a little thin this year.  Blame Fox Sports.  (And yes, this has something to do with jingoism and is therefore vaguely political, but only … Continue reading

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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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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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