Category Archives: Summer & All

A Lovely Excuse for Sandwiches.

When Anne and Tommy asked me to officiate, I told them I didn’t think I was allowed to do that. But I realized later that I had done it already. I remembered the two of them coming to visit me … Continue reading

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Creative Writing, Week 1

I returned late Sunday from a wedding this weekend (more details soon) & have found myself a wee bit behind/distraite ever since. Plus, I’ve had Alanis in my head ever since Robbie & I went to her concert in AC … Continue reading

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Drove the Inferno Orange Car to Dante Hall Last Night.

I stopped to pick up Emily in Ventnor City, who asked, “Something to drink?” and just as I was articulating a no, I’m fine, her not-quite-two-year old son rushed over to me with a Budweiser. Hank handed me the bottle, … Continue reading

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Open Mic/Reading Tonight––Dante Hall in Atlantic City.

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Today Martha is harvesting the artichokes…

It’s been a week of August already: a weak august. I have become newly obsessed with “Martha’s Month” in Martha Stewart’s Living magazine. (I remember: my mom used to have a parody entitled Is Martha Stewart Living? I wonder if … Continue reading

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“Bad Zine, Everyone’s Fault: A Zine Reading Tour”––Pine Barrens stop

After a beautiful meal at Celina’s with Lauren & her hubby (who still has that “new-hubby” sheen about him), we walked across the parkinglot to Barista’s for “Bad Zine, Everyone’s Fault,” which I expected to send out the hipster signal … Continue reading

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Bad Zine/Zine Reading Tour happening tonight!

John Guttschall is organizing a reading featuring some keen zinesters from the Chicago area; plus natives like me & Dan Sanchez, who is a GOD. I’ve corralled some stray, kittenish zines from the past two years into a box; hope … Continue reading

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The Accordion Zine & “The Rich Russell”

While watching Harper’s Island on Netflix last night (no, I don’t know how I started watching this 2009 mini-series either, but it happened; it happens; and at least I’ve moved on from Felicity, right?), I folded/cut/taped/pressed some zines for the … Continue reading

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Adventures at the Post Office

Yesterday morning, after picking up scones for me & Gerri (artistic sustenance), I made a quick stop at the post office on my way out of town. The lobby of the old building on 9th Street was open, but the window … Continue reading

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Bookmaking Scull, Part II

Gerri & I met again this morning to finish our first collaborative “installation piece” for the Alley Art exhibit next month. I love working with paper: there is something so soothing about using the bonefolder to score & then to … Continue reading

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