The old YMCA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


The gothic YMCA building at 270 Calhoun Street in University Heights opened in 1930 for $175,000.

Pretty sure it’s been sitting empty for over a decade. To rehab it would be expensive, but dang how neat would it be if they did?

Too soon?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas tree with cat on couch


Monday, November 12, 2018

Ginkgo leaf

Ginkgo leaves on ground

David & Gabe’s shower

Sunday, November 11, 2018

My niece is having a baby!

We celebrated with a grand party.

I’ve come to enjoy showers where all folks are invited.

Had extra fun teasing my great niece over the game where you try and get folks to say the keyword and steal all their mini clothespins. (The word was baby.)

More photos…

Scan Bag Go

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scan Bag Go

While in Anderson the other day, I visited the new Kroger that long since replaced the one I worked at when I was 16. Back then, I checked VHS videos out to folks and made all those sale signs around the store by hand with some Marks-a-lot markers. It was pretty sweet.

Anyway, the new store is huge. It has a jewelry section, a dessert station and a whole host of other features I didn’t experience.

But they did have this new Scan Bag Go system where you pick up one of these filthy scanners and just scan stuff as you shop. When you’re done, you wander around the checkout area trying to figure out how to leave until you ask someone “How do I GO?” and they scoff as you with the disdain of your cat and point at a dilapidated UPC symbol on a self-checkout kiosk. You scan that and then pay.

Aside from that ending bit? I was totally down with it.

Hand in hand

Friday, November 9, 2018

Figuring things out on a several fronts of late.

Another round of tests at hospital with mom.

Sis in town still. She’s a rock.

The colors of autumn have been so lovely this year.

Fiddling with aspect ratios.

Tackling lists.

Savoring moments.

Closed out the day making soup.

Press cleaning

Tom, cleaning the press before hosting a weekend screen-printing workshop.

He’s got a new book out on our store. It’s weird and wonderful, like him.

Edie, cozy

Thursday, November 8, 2018

felt cat bed

Edie, curled up in her Gatto Basket.

felt cat bed

She also likes to sit in it and stare at me with palpable disdain.

I’ve been posting photos sporadically since April of 2003. If you asked me how many products I was provided to review over the past 15 years, the answer would be zero.

So when Tuft + Paw reached out to see if I was interested in trying something out for Edie, the answer was an emphatic YES!

The reason was twofold—I’d longingly bookmarked their cottage a while back, plus also? I’ve been wanting to add influencer to my business card for some time.

In all seriousness though, she loves it. It’s her safe space in the studio when she’s not accosting the only person who is allergic to cats.

Next? I’m going to get her this cat house. She’s worth it and I believe it’s one of those things that will last a lifetime.