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High Resolution Chalkboard Backgrounds

NEW! Now get the original .PSD files in high-res In response to multiple inquiries about a customized version of the background, I’m making the original .PSD files used to create the files available in 8.5×11 and 16×20 sizes, both high res. A little more pricey but still a lot less than on stock sites. Check ’em out here. Who knew that a Saturday afternoon inspiration would translate into over …

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“I Want to be Bob G.” now available on Amazon

Boy Meets Bob It’s the late 70’s. A six-year old boy finds some Penthouse magazines in his neighbors trash and after reading a story about the infamous Penthouse photographer and publisher Bob Guccione, decides his mission in life is to be “Bob G.”, in spite of his parents’ attempts to point him down a more respectable career path. This hilarious, touching short story is from the pen of Archer …

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So I missed Hairball Awareness Day…but really…isn’t…every day…?

There I was minding my own business reading Mary Roach’s new book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, when during a chapter about digestive disorders she just casually mentions in a footnote that Hairball Awareness Day is rapidly approaching. In fact it’s every year on the last Friday of April. Who knew? By the way, (and you might want your kids to leave the room for this), did you …

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Think you know how to buy eggs? Get ova yourself.

This piece has a two-fold purpose: A humble attempt to “eggucate” those, who like me, are often confounded by the act of food shopping, and more specifically the buying of eggs. To introduce my new food blog, Munch Ado About Something: Advocating the Peaceful Overthrow of the American Diet. In this most recent post, you’ll learn how the idea for this infographic was hatched (sorry) and a maybe a …

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Maybe the only good thing about those annoying little fruit stickers

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about food. No, not because I’m hungry, well maybe a little, but more because I’m intrigued by the whole subject of food, as a thing, a human activity, a cause celebre, an addictive substance, a political movement, and the subject of eleventy-billion blogs. You know…that food. And in the course of my reading up on it, pondering it, eating it and engaging …

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You Are What You Eat Eats :: Michael Pollan

I’ve always loved Michael Pollan’s take on the quote, “You are what you eat,” made famous by cookbook author and early proponent of the organic food movement Adelle Davis in the 60’s. The quote probably had even earlier roots going back to 1826 where it was coined by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin—rough translation, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.”

Love is a Hole in the Heart–Ben Hecht

A second love quote in the run up to Valentine’s Day. When I read this it initially struck me as tragic and dark, but it may also have a flip side—love does create space for the “other”, and often in filling that void makes the heart grows more full than before. Either way it speaks to me. Enjoy. Or not.

“Love is a smoke made from the fume of sighs”–William Shakespeare

A favorite love quote by the Bard. In case anyone’s interested, here are some general details about how this piece was created. As most of my work these days tends to be, this piece involves working back and forth between hand lettering, Photoshop and Illustrator: First, the background and “smoke” shape was drawn as a vector shape in Illustrator and placed in the base Photoshop file. The whole thing …

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