Boy Scout Handbook

Had this Boy Scout Handbook on my shelf for years. It became my 404 page at one point.

Logo Modernism

I’ve got more than my share of books collecting logos. But this one? This, Logo Modernism is encyclopedically chunky and wonderful.

The Photographer’s Playbook

While at the Leica Store I had a great conversation with a fellow named Alex. He recommended I peruse The Photographer’s Playbook, which collects over 300 ideas and assignments for photographers. Digging into it now.

Mean Girls Club

Whenever I see a message from my friend Dicky, I’m excited before reading what it says. This man is personified delight and always has good things to share. This instance was no different. He asked if I’d seen the comic Mean Girls Club by Ryan Heshka. And though I was familiar with Ryan’s work, I […]

The State We’re In

Currently winding down the days reading The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie after hearing a segment on NPR about their 2015 picks of short stories. It’s taking a bit to get into the rhythm of a new author, but the bite sized stories are perfect for bedtime.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Friends extended an invitation to join them at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony—an event held to honor “the power of the written word to promote peace.” Filled with kind supporters and patrons—it was a fine crowd when you’re struggling to look natural in a black tie. For me, a most moving segment was the […]

Cocktails and romance novels

Picked up these paperbacks for fifty cents a piece while at Lost Weekend Records in Columbus. I liked the graphic system for the covers. Gave them to the intended recipient over some bourbon and ginger ale.

John Waters

John Waters made me snort out loud more than a few times last night. It resonated through Memorial Hall, but luckily everyone else was laughing so hard it didn’t matter. Two things: I wish I had a transcript of the evening. Water’s delivery is quick and dense with beautifully twisted humor. I want to raid […]

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