Category Archives: Person

ursula nordstrom


So we’re clear (and sorry, Mom), I’ve made up my mind to just cover my arms in children book’s characters. And apparently, I have Ursula Nordstrom to thank. She’s the editor behind Where the Wild Things Are‘s Maurice Sendak, The Giving Tree‘s Shel Silverstein, and Goodnight Moon‘s Margaret Wise Brown.

At this point, Nordstrom’s portrait will be prominently displayed on my forearm, along with Harold’s purple crayon and Max in a wolf costume…I’m still debating the bowl full of mush.


Just kidding…this is so bad ass.

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where the wild things are

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“I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a question I will not tolerate.” – Maurice Sendak, on parents who think the Wild Things movie is too scary for children.

Reason no. 3,428,386 I love Maurice Sendak.

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mlk day


Love is the most enduring thing in the world. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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the agony

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How in God’s name does Paul Gauguin still top the list of the most expensive paintings? I’m legitimately trying to understand this. Is there nothing we can do? Christie’s, I am begging you. I can’t take another moment of this smug bastard.

Continue reading posts of my general disdain here.

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in case you didn’t know.


And lots of other cutesy, artistically-rendered facts available here. Mike Lowery, you are real talented. I like your work and your quips as much as your nervous Napoleon.

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sausage forest

sausage forest running with sausage

Dana Sherwood features plenty of sausages in her ink and watercolor drawings. Dying. Yes.




I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.


paul gauguin cruises


I Googled Paul Gauguin today. Here’s what I found:


CRUISES?! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Is this a JOKE?! You’re absolutely kidding me. So much for not swearing as a resolution in 2015. Or giving up hating Gauguin.

According to their website, you can:

Enjoy your meals at your leisure at stellar, onboard restaurants, and spend your evenings relaxing and enjoying entertainment in our lounge. Whether you choose to indulge your body, mind, or spirit, you’re sure to find an activity to match your passion on The Gauguin

I hope they give out syphilis as part of the greeting package. And a part of an ear. But mostly the syphilis.

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gauguin self


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.  – Paul Gauguin

Hmm…wait a minute. This is something that doesn’t actually make me sick to my stomach thinking about when I refer to Paul Gauguin. I mean, WHO KNOWS what the man is referring to in this situation, but I barely care! Revenge, huh? I mean, I plot my revenge all the time.

BTW, Paul, this by no stretch of the imagination makes us friends.


hbd, vivien leigh


Happy birthday, Vivien Leigh. Those eyebrows, that stare, is absolutely, most certainly everything I want in my life.