JUXTAPOSED: Religion

A favorite piece of art and understanding by Mike & Maaike. As they put it, “The world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level.” My friend’s have this in their house and I pause to admire it every time I walk by.

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.

NYC, Cont.

The Rare book room at The Strand. Fried chicken at Momofuku. (meh) Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe  

Allen wrenching

It’s funny about things, how we dust and rearrange, curating our small museums of things we hold dear. Most of these items have shown up in this album many times before, but now they’ve moved to a shelf where the Christmas tree used to be. I’d been meaning to get a thing to house a […]

misc. psychological disorders

Turns out he was in the wrong section.