Adventure: California Training

So a new routine has emerged. My neighbors are riding now and they come from the rugby world. So, up at 6AM, then HAMMER a twelve mile loop complete with two hills which we ride twice each. Then home for … Read More

Read: A Visit From The Goon Squad

This is quite a book. Unique in my mind. I’m not really sure how to describe it, other than it snaps you off with precision, twisting and turning with a single paragraph. One chapter, toward the back, is all diagrams. … Read More

Creative:Photograph Exchange

If you don’t know Chloe Ferres by now then there is simply no hope for you. She is, by far, one of the most original Blurb users I’ve ever seen, living proof of what is possible with print-on-demand offerings. Designer, … Read More

Creative: Mark Kirkland’s “Bud’s Odyssey”

Mark,center, flanked by dad, friends and coworkers. Mark Kirkland is an animator and director who has directed more episodes of The Simpsons that any other director in history, and this is really saying something as this show has been running … Read More

Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Digest

This is the fourth post in a series about utilizing MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. I love MagCloud Digest. You might remember a few of my samples from here and here. The digest is a small landscape, or … Read More

Creative: Vacation in Maine

Vacation Maine. I love this place. Just past season but the buses of Germans are still making the rounds. The lines for lobster still there. Sun, rain, wind and calm. Twilight. A nine-foot tide with currents swirling their power. I … Read More

Read: The Lifeboat

There was one thing I took away from this book. Anytime I read something like this, which is very much what the title suggests, I always do the “What would I do?” thing. Most of the time the answer isn’t … Read More

Creative: Making Prints

“I’m still working on my book.” “I’m trying to make it perfect.” “Do you have any coupon codes?” I’ve heard these lines countless times over the past ten years, and I can say with one-hundred-percent conviction that those who utter … Read More

Read: Cruising Paradise

I really enjoyed this book, my fourth Sam Shepard in the past few weeks. This felt the most personal of the books I’ve read, and there are several things I found appealing. First, the chapters have the location where each … Read More

Creative: The Death of a Generation or Two

I wrote this post several months ago, but yesterday I witnessed something I’m using as an additional piece of this little story. I stopped at my fav coffeeshop to have my half-caf, decaf, whipped, mocha, coconut flaming whip cream boat … Read More

Creative: Andrew Molitor, San Francisco

I’ve featured Andrew here before, but he keeps adding to the self-pub mix so I keep featuring him. San Francisco is his latest, or at least the latest to land on my door. There are many things I appreciate about … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Magazine, Issue Four

It’s alive. Issue Four. Really sorry it took this long. A lot going on in my life. You would think this magazine would be a priority but it’s far from it, at least at the moment. Having said that, it … Read More

Read: Buried Child

I can’t remember reading a play. Well, at least on my own. In school, ya sure, they forced us to read all kinds of things, but as an adult my willingness to read plays hasn’t always been keen. Like going … Read More

Creative: August Self-Publishing Project, Chapter Eleven

Shot by a six-year-old first time photographer. “What’s your favorite animal?” “Horses.” “What’s your least favorite animal?” “Horses?” “What?” “You said that was your favorite animal?” “No, silly, I said SNAKES.” My afternoon with the six-year-old began. “Can I use … Read More