Tag Archives: personal blathering on

sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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2 more tuesdays

Went to the County Administration Building today to pay the property taxes for World Headquarters. Saw this whiteboard in the lobby just inside the front door. Went downstairs to 102-A and behind this county-owned patriotic sign was a long line … Continue reading

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meet emerson

You saw one of his feet yesterday, and here is the rest of him.  This is Emerson. Emerson is a Galapagos tortoise, and he lives in a big sunny pen inside the glass house conservatory at the Toledo Zoo.  (He … Continue reading

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3 more tuesdays

This blog is non political, and will continue on that path.  I want it to be a safe place, a place where you can come every day to look at some art, read a bit of fiction or a poem,and/or … Continue reading

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skeleton rant

Halloween has gone a bit too far this year. Spiders do not have skeletons. A rat, yes, but not a spider. A spider has an exoskeleton. That means chitin (like fingernails or the shell on a shrimp) on the outside, … Continue reading

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king pentax

A phone camera can make a decent black and white image, particularly when used with a specialized app like Lenka.  But I’m pretty sure this medium format SLR can do a somewhat better job when loaded with monochrome film. The … Continue reading

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the birthday corgi

Today is a very special day: it is our old corgi boy’s 15th birthday.  We can say about him the greatest thing you can say of any of his kind: he is, and has been every single day since we … Continue reading

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the brannock device

At last, it is mine. I am now the proud owner of this classic 20th Century Brannock Device.  For some mysterious reason I have wanted to have one of these since I was a little kid, and today, at the … Continue reading

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blogging by candlelight

The power has been out just long enough get a little worrisome. The familiar stuff on the kitchen counter is looking rather spooky and pretty soon somebody is going to have to go out and start up a car so … Continue reading

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instagram again!

On this busy weekend, please excuse this second post announcing that I am now on Instagram! My username is “kekiongacomics”. This is my first venture into the big bad 21st century world of social media and I am already learning … Continue reading

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