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Books + Art + Quotes

May 22, 2013 |

I’ve read quite a few classics of literature in the last six months or so. Below are some of my favorite books, with art stolen from the internet, with my fave quotes photoshopped on top. Enjoy.

Friday Excerpts | The Sun Also Rises

May 17, 2013 |

I just started my first Hemingway novel, The Sun Also Rises. I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s romantic (not in a boy-girl sense, but in a romantic European style of life sense), funny, dry (in a good way)…As I expected, I … Read More

5 Ways to Show Local Love

May 16, 2013 |

It is no secret.

I love my city.

I mean, I really love it. I love the people, the food and the happenings. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see numerous pictures of me out and about … Read More

The Grapes of Wrath | Traveling the Classics

May 7, 2013 |

“The tractors had lights shining, for there is no day and night for a tractor and the disks turn the earth in the darkness and they glitter in the daylight…And this is easy and efficient. So easy that the … Read More

Christine and Obsession

April 23, 2013 |

I recently finished Christine. It’s a book by Stephen King from 1983. It was actually released on April 26th of that year, making it almost exactly 30 years old. That little tidbit isn’t relevant, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

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This Vintage Life

April 23, 2013 | 1

There are a lot of things about so-called hipster culture that don’t make sense to those who don’t “get it.” Fashions like skinny jeans, slouchy hats, Clark Kent glasses, and layers of cardigans and scarves look odd to the 35+ … Read More

The Cycles of Tragedy

April 17, 2013 |

This is an unqualified attempt to glean hope from the marathon bombings in Boston this week.

I was struck yesterday when I read the following quote in a book about Lincoln’s assassination:

The people in the central part of the … Read More

Friday Excerpts | The While Silence by Jack London

April 12, 2013 |

Over at my full-time gig, we recently did a 10-part series on the life Jack London. He’s most famous for The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but he also wrote dozens of other novels and hundreds of short … Read More

Traveling the Classics | Treasure Island

April 9, 2013 |

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.

Shiver me timbers.

Long John Silver (not the fast food chain, mind you).

Buried treasure found at the red “X” on the treasure map.

These are all fairly common elements of any good pirate … Read More

Sequestration Explained: What Is(n’t) Happening in Washington?

April 4, 2013 |

I won’t lie. When I first heard the word “sequestration,” I had no idea what it really meant. The term was automatically added to my “Google this before trying to talk intelligently with anyone who knows more than you” (that’s … Read More