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A Maker’s Field Guide

Check it. The new hotness from Mohawk arrived at our office a few weeks a go and I am just + more

Music for the Weekend

If you’re a regular reader, you already know of my love for the Grateful Dead. If you’re not a regular + more

Spokane Scene no. 21

A lone fly fisherman negotiates the Spokane River just upstream of Bowl & Pitcher at Riverside State Park. For those not + more

Stop! Grammar Time!

So I didn’t pay much attention to the Olympics—sorry, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad™—but I’ve gotta say, these are some + more

“Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end.”

The missus and I caught a performance of Richard III by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks last Friday evening at Riverfront + more

Poetry Break

CRANE David Yezzi Paper creased is with a touch made less by half, reduced as much again by a second + more

That’s Only $88 Million a Year

One of the most striking buildings we discovered on a recent trip to Europe was in Hamburg, Germany. The Elbphilharmonie + more

Workday Diversion

Fascinating New York Times Magazine article: “The untold story of the fight over the legacy of ‘H.M.’—the patient who revolutionized + more

The Perfect Setting

When we arrived at our Tuscany bed and breakfast last month, I couldn’t help but notice some interesting shapes off + more

Who Needs Rick Steves?

The next time you find yourself near Basel, Switzerland, be sure to stop by the Basler Papiermühle. Earlier this week I + more

The Holy Grail of Typography

If you (OK, in this case…I) were to name the one piece of typography ephemera that would look wonderful in + more

Oh My God—That’s It!

With a little bit of sleuthing and some dumb luck, my wife Linda and I recently managed to find the + more

It’s baaaaack…

“[L]ike Madonna and newspapers, cursive has displayed a gritty staying power, refusing to have its loop de loops and curlicues + more


So I’m finally getting around to reading Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. The other day I came across the following passage: Her body + more


“Scorpions to help us fight cancer? It isn’t as crazy as it sounds.” The Wall Street Journal‘s Christie Wilcox on the healing + more

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