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Writing Exercise for the Day: Note every single thing you’re asked/told to do…

Writing Exercise for the Day: Note every single thing you’re asked/told to do…

Anybody else wants to just sit down and watch this all the live-long day?

Anybody else wants to just sit down and watch this all the live-long day?

An ode to the unrhymable hue as it defined my home state of California in the 1930s, and more. The Smithsonian’s design blog is absolutely worth keeping an eye on…

An ode to the unrhymable hue as it defined my home state of California in the 1930s, and more. The Smithsonian’s design blog is absolutely worth keeping an eye on…

They had poetry vending machines the first century? Let’s hit the Rhodes and find out…

They had poetry vending machines the first century? Let’s hit the Rhodes and find out…

Is anybody else creeped out by the concept of a ticket OAK?

Is anybody else creeped out by the concept of a ticket OAK?

Let’s talk about SETHS baby (Seth Parker and Seth Landman of TYOYEU)

Let’s talk about SETHS baby (Seth Parker and Seth Landman of TYOYEU)

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"I am the Father of no country, and can lie…" Here’s a little Oppen in your Tarzan, NYC…

"I am the Father of no country, and can lie…" Here’s a little Oppen in your Tarzan, NYC…

The warehouse shelves of Small Press Distribution, Berkeley, California, April 1912. Happy 100th Anniversary, SPD! Helping small press publishers, writers and readers for more than a Century…

The warehouse shelves of Small Press Distribution, Berkeley, California, April 1912. Happy 100th Anniversary, SPD! Helping small press publishers, writers and readers for more than a Century…