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No Mother’s Day

Earlier last month I told you I was in New York working with Every Mother Counts on a new project, and today I’m happy to share the final result with you. It’s called the No Mother’s Day PSA: I’m very lucky to have been asked to be a part of this, and the team that [...]

“Glinting gems in the concrete I paved”

A few weeks ago I showcased a couple of songs from the band Delta Spirit who released a new album in March. I bought that album the day it was released and have listened to it nonstop since then, mostly in the car when I’m shuttling Leta to school or running errands (I gave up [...]

Slow and steady

Thursday afternoon when I picked Leta up from school she came running out of the building with a little more lilt than usual. She was bounding, swinging her arms, and her smile rivaled the perfect curve of a circle. She jumped up into my arms without warning almost sending me to the ground, and I [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

- Photography by Doug Springer. I got to hang out with Doug in Calgary back in 2006. His photos continually stun me. – The Noun Project: …collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way. The symbols on [...]

New Tunes – Alabama Shakes

This comment on a Metafilter thread (left by Bitter Old Punk) about the band says everything you need to know. Or you could just skip straight to the video and let the chills travel up and down your arm: Last June or July, one of their videos gets picked up by the music blog Aquarium [...]

Noodly appendage

(This post was originally published on October 23, 2006.) The number one request I receive in my inbox, other than SHOW US UR BOOBZ!!!!, is for a video of us torturing Chuck with spaghetti noodles, a pastime that has been documented here and here. Months ago I made the decision that we’d get it on [...]


Hi. How are you? Fine? You’re fine? Is that the truth? You want me to stop asking? Leave you alone? But what if I care? What if I really care? What if I told you that I’m asking not because I’m supposed to ask but because I set aside the next hour of my life [...]

Qualifying for Pacific Northwestern Citizenship

(This post was originally published on November 27, 2002.) Now, I know I’m supposed to be talking about the trip and giving details about how beautiful it is in Seattle and all that sort of thing. And I’ll go ahead and do that, I’ll let you know that Seattle is absolutely breathtaking, especially in sunlight. [...]

Put Up a Parking Lot

(This post was originally published on December 19, 2002.) So I’m lying there on this table, except it isn’t a table but more like the hybrid offspring of a dentist’s chair and a psychiatrist’s couch, very cold and covered in butcher paper (which is appropriate on so many levels), and I’m thinking that this lady [...]

A study in contrasts

(This post was originally published on October 30, 2007.) I’ve said this before, but whenever we watch my sister’s dog Bo for a few days, we’re reminded of how much our dog really isn’t a dog, or at least how dogs can come with such disparate personalities. Over in this corner we have Bo, a [...]