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2016

Herb from Coast to Coast

A few weeks ago we changed out our office display case content to feature one of the best graphic designers + more

I got rhythm, I got music…

In an interview published in the Spring-Summer 1957 issue of the Paris Review, Truman Capote, referring to the short stories + more

Stuart, meet Harold. Harold, meet Stuart.

On a recent visit to the new and wonderful Whitney Museum in downtown Manhattan, we came across an exhibit of the works of the + more

Lunchtime Viewing

An old friend of mine alerted me to The Man Who Built Cambodia, a short (30 minutes, give or take) film about + more

This isn’t a blog; it’s a collection of curated posts.

Remember back in June when I used this space to rail against the misuse of the word curate and its various + more

#Science

“Some people covet it, others flee from it,” writes Marc Abrahams, editor, Annals of Improbable Research. “Some see it as a hallmark + more

Growing Up Alaskan

Occasionally my dad sends pictures updating me on his life. As a bush pilot of 36-plus years working in Alaska, + more

Can You Trust Your Dictionary?

“Alone of the four cardinal virtues,” writes Christopher Ricks in Dylan’s Visions of Sin (Penguin, 2003), “fortitude does not go in for an + more

Not that I’m complaining or anything…

While visiting my daughter in Bozeman a couple of weeks ago, I stopped in at Vargo’s and picked up a copy + more

Word of the Day

oppugnancy (noun) opposition; hostility; resistance “Hope you don’t have plans this evening,” sighed CK. “The deadline just got moved up.” “No problem, + more

Farewell: ETAOIN SHRDLU

This is the coolest thing you’ll watch all day. Heck, I’ll wager it’s the coolest thing you’ll watch all month. + more

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part III

For our third and final hike of the week, the missus and I headed to North Idaho’s Selkirk Crest. As + more

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part II

About five years ago I read a book entitled White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America’s Deadliest Avalanche. In fact, I + more

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part I

When CK returned from his vacation last month, he regaled us all with tales of German architecture, Italian opera, and Swiss design. (You can + more

Title to go here.

Aaron has been on vacation all week, and now Courtney is home sick, so I have been required to write + more

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