It is Brooklyn

This picture could have been taken anywhere. Catching a bit of air conditioning and cold beverages on a hot August day in anytown U.S.A. But it isn’t anywhere. It’s Brooklyn. Diversity everywhere. Flea markets (with tall guys that refurbish bikes and small guys that hand-print t-shirts). Sushi. Life-changing corn and rainwater toilets. It’s Brooklyn. More pics on my portfolio blog.

Neko in Gnome

I bumped into Tee Shirt Gnome on my recent visit to Brooklyn. Had I known then that Neko Case had been sporting his shirts, I might have had a better icebreaker than “how do you make these magnets, man?” After all, Neko’s latest album Middle Cyclone is my favorite of 2009, and resulted in her being our newest dog’s namesake… …

Boast in Weakness

I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I was flogged with the Jews’ 39 lashes. Three times I was beaten with Roman rods Once I was stoned, Three times I was shipwrecked (I spent a night and a day in the open sea!) …

Cecilie Ellefsen Illustration

Awesome. Cecilie’s work basically dashes my dreams of ever working as an illustrator. Her illustrations have Norwegian style for miles… love it. She also has this exhibit right now called “In the Forest Deep” featuring some marvelous paper-and-plastic cut dioramas. Her Etsy store is looking a little bare these days, but I’ve gotta say the few items she has are …

Surf and Turf

I’ve said for years that my love language is food. It’s no wonder that I feel so loved by my wife NoŽl, since she’s been cooking up fantastic meals for a decade now… It’s rarely anything extra-fancy or daring… she just has a gift for taking a recipe and turning it out. Even the most simple meals (like my favoriteórice …