Category: Friends

  • The “new” guy

    cuttin it up This is Joel. You may have noticed him modeling some of the new shirts over at the shop. Well maybe not, since I’m always cropping off everyone’s heads. Anyway, Joel has been with us for like a year now, so he’s technically not the new guy, but he is the newest. He […]

  • Make sure you have room in your heart for absolutely everybody

    On August 18, Dan and Chris (no not me and Dan) got married in San Diego I’m standing there in California, which in itself is a fresh batch of cookies for the soul. The garden is packed with smiling people—each face trained on handsome grooms. I’d known the couple to wed for years. We met […]

  • a handmade envelope

    just because A friend sent a handwritten letter in a nice homemade envelope the other day, and I’ve been carrying it with me ever since. Slipping it between the screen and keyboard of my laptop. Sometimes I’ll put it in my pocket and find it again just before bed, setting it by my glasses for […]

  • Farm Day 6

    printing shirts in the studio Saturday was the sixth day out on the farm when friends and family drop by to wander the fields, eat cookies in the shape of ghosts, strum guitars, draw faces on pumpkins, and stop by the studio to print up a shirt. It was so good I left pleasantly exhausted […]

  • I believe this routine is called “Superbaby”

    One way to achieve tremendous upper-body strength

  • blue dinosaur cake

    Before becoming extinct I had nothing to do with this piece of art, aside from eating a slice. It’s now a tradition for Wendy to ask her daughter what kind of cake she would like for her birthday. Last year was the princess castle. This year? Blue dinosaur. I think it had a technical dinosaur […]

  • She almost always comes in town for the holidays

    The lucky cats by the front door at Sizzling Wok And though we talk a big game about going downtown and getting something fancy, we end up back at the chinese joint from our youth. She’s a little exhausted from trying to squeeze in visits to friends and family, but after a few rounds and […]

  • how chest hair and elbow grease saved Monday

    This is what I work with… I don’t think Mercury really left retrograde until last night. Maybe right around the time John Stewart summoned Marketa Irglova back onstage to deliver her half of an acceptance speech for original song at the Oscars. [ view clip ] I’m so rooting for optimism after a week of […]

  • Brunch Club February 08

    Fruit, tofu dog, donut, ketchup This isn’t actually what was on the menu for brunch club, our early-in-the-day potluck version of dinner club, but it was served to a couple of kids right after everybody left. Because when you get a bunch of young ones together, the least interesting thing to do is eat. There […]

  • Never too many thank yous

    A snapshot from a gift, a book called The Andy Warhol Show This piece: “Handle with care—Glass—Thank you” 1962 Christmas Day: I went to visit friends because seeing kids run around a tree is a great way to feel the spirit of the holiday. The little ones were already exhausted from their toys, chasing each […]