Some rare photos and interesting backstory to LIFE’s portrayal of the literary world’s Papa.

I am writing this morning, after somewhat of a dry spell, and then found myself reading this. I needed to read it. It is wonderful.

Through the looking glass

There is an issue with uploading to Flickr right now, so I thought I’d update my own site for once with this random self-portrait. Continue reading

Sunrise, sunrise

Elusia and I woke up at 4:30 this morning, not on purpose. We both couldn’t sleep, each of us needlessly worrying about projects we’re working on. After a couple hours and a shower, I decided to grab our Nikon D90 with new lens and take us outside to shoot the sunrise. We ended up across the street at the neighborhood playground. She’s got quite the eye for photos. Here are a handful of mine I felt like sharing.
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BDN: ‘Garden slugs prefer Budweiser over imported brands’

A slug slips into a pool of beer in Kathryn Olmstead’s garden. (Photo for the Bangor Daily News by Kathryn Olmstead.)

This is what happens when a University of Maine professor — my former adviser there and the editor who published my first story in Echoes magazine — retires. She experiments with beer. In her garden, with two fists clenching brown bottles of Bud, she slugs it down the garden patch. Continue reading

One Story #150: ‘Tiger’ by Nalini Jones

I received my first issue of One Story this weekend, the magazine of only — you guessed it — one story. I was introduced to One Story by one of its readers, James Scott, when he months ago manned a table at a bookstore panel of local literary magazines. He urged me to subscribe, and, finally, I did. One Story makes no pains for cover art: Just the title and author. I understand they change the color of the cover sheet. The story inside is what matters. Continue reading

It’s our 6th-month wedding anniversary. Aww.

This weekend is the sixth-month anniversary of being married to Elizabeth. We were married on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, surrounded by a small circle of family and friends.

Here are some wonderful photos of the wedding, taken by our unofficial official photographer, Allyson Fauver.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s obit writer

The New York Times had that Elizabeth Taylor obit ready for so long that the writer of the piece actually died six years ago. No joke.

Not sure if this is true, but it IS likely. Yes, the media DO prepare obituaries well in advance of a famous or well-known person’s death. Just in case. Gotta be prepared.

Literally: Font faces

Font Face

Literal typeface

From: Hey, You’ve Got Some Font on Your Face: Typefaces, Literally – The Atlantic

For you typophiles out there, Spanish design company Atipo created this series of posters as an homage to four typefaces: Helvetica Bold, Carousel Medium, Caslon Italic, and Clarendon Bold. Inspired by Erwin Orlaf’s Paradise Portraits — a haunting series of clownish painted faces— designers Raul Garcia Del Pomar and Ismael Gonzalez smeared black and white makeup on models’ faces.

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