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Saul Bellow Herzog cover art

November 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Sometimes, a publishing company gets the cover art and design just right. I found this Penguin Classics cover for Saul Bellow’s Herzog striking and quite handsome.

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November 5th, 2014 · No Comments

That time you did that thing, well, it came at just the right moment. And I really appreciated the phone call – it was totally unexpected and great to hear your voice. That comment about me that you expressed to those people really helped me. And your handwritten letter. And that bottle of wine you brought over. And the time you offered to take me to the airport. When you let me crash on your sofa. And that wonderful meatloaf. I don’t know if I thanked you, or thanked you as much as I should have. So…

Thank you. Thank you.

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Pantone postcard (#18-45256 Caribbean Sea)

November 4th, 2014 · No Comments

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Postcard: Ferns, Redwood forest

November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Deep in the Forest.”

Printed on back of postcard:

A fern bordered trail leads through giant redwoods in the Bolling Grove.

Photographed at Elk Creek on the Avenue of the Giants.

Publishing information:

©1975 Freeman – Von Normann Enterprises, Miranda, Ca. 95553

Kolor View Press, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Pantone postcard (#14-0848 Mimosa)

November 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Halloween Humbug

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

I feel certain that the mob of local citizens that I saw filling Party City this afternoon to the point of tick-fullness has just materialized on my street. Screaming and running and chatter and color combinations one rarely sees the other 364 days of the year – that’s what’s happening.

Currently, a ghost-boy and a bumble-boy are having a VERY LOUD debate on whether anyone lives in my house. I am in the living room. They are standing outside the unlocked screen door that opens onto the porch.

“No one lives here!”

“Uh, huh!”

“Open the door, then!”

“No, you do it!”

“No, you!”

The game of dare continues, the boys’ taunts overlapping to form a potentially endless stream of babble.

The mother, down at the sidewalk, intercedes. “Is the porch light on, boys?”

And they float and buzz away, which is probably a good thing for them, as the only treats I have to give them are Stick It In Your Ear! and Laser’s Edge Loves You CD Samplers. You can’t eat ‘em.

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on Halloween morning

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

I see my next door neighbor on his porch this morning and holler a hello.

“What are you dressing up as tonight?” he asks me because, you know, it’s Halloween.

“As a next door neighbor,” I respond, and he laughs. “How about you?”

“I’m gonna be a bitter old man,” he answers, and I laugh, because he’s neither bitter or old.

Just be yourself, yo.

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Postcard: Egyptian King on a Staff

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on the front.

Printed on back of postcard:

Figure of the King on a Staff (detail)
Egyptian, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Tutankhamun
(1334-1325 B.C.)

Participating museums: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Field Museum of Natural History and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; New Orleans Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Photographed by Lee Boltin.

Printed in Italy.

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Pantone postcard (#142)

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

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Pantone postcard (#7493)

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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