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They used to call it a “cold snap”, or tell us, in the voice of sage old sayings that “as the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen”. As February nears and the sap starts to rise in … Continue reading
“Psychopomp” is a technical term in religion and folklore studies– a psychopomp is a religious (or mythological or folkloric or supernatural) figure who guides a spirit or soul to the afterlife. I once knew this word fairly well, but as … Continue reading
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
To the Japanese maple in the backyard, whose leaves are among my favorite symbols for various concepts: Not-a-haiku* Japanese maple, waiting time of year when last year’s leaves are almost finished and this year’s leaves haven’t happened. (*I have a … Continue reading
Edison, Kekionga’s Radio Inventor, has been lurking around the edges of the cast for a while, taking part in stories yet to be drawn and making one cameo appearance a year or two ago. He is finally appearing in continuity … Continue reading
A tour of the photo archives takes us once again through the fringes of Antelopia, my ongoing project where I photograph every antelope I can find. Due to the fact that Northwest Indiana is not prime antelope habitat (not recently, … Continue reading
(Think of this, if you like, as the post from the 27th, celebrating a particularly pleasing outing of the traditional Boxing Day football and some truly excellent football talk. Unfortunately the last two days haven’t lent themselves to celebration, but … Continue reading
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
One of the jobs I’ve always wanted is color namer. Somebody has to name all those hipster clothing colors, all those hundreds and thousands of nearly identical paint colors on those little chip cards, and especially the ever-cool names of … Continue reading