Vagabond Comics Issue 12!

I'm thrilled to say that my comic "Future Past and Present" will appear in Vagabond Comics upcoming issue "20/20"! The editors of Vagabond Comics describe the theme of this issue like this: "This book includes 20 comics about hopeful futures, new growth, and doing our best to do right by ourselves and those around us... Continue Reading →

An Infinite Expectation of the Dawn

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to... Continue Reading →

A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects, #6: The Colors Brown, Orange, and White

"In Peter Golenbock's 'Bums: an Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers,' Jack Newfield tells of the time he was having dinner with Pete Hamill. 'I said to Pete, "Let's try an experiment. You write on your napkin the names of the three worst human beings who ever lived, and I will write the three worst,... Continue Reading →

“The playthings of her life…”: Upon the Occasion of Emily Dickinson’s Birthday

Usually, I celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday by making her coconut cake recipe, or, you know, by putting on a white dress, sequestering myself in my study, and writing short, intense poems reflecting my views on nature, love, and the human soul. (Well, okay, not that second thing so much, but the coconut cake is fantastic.)... Continue Reading →

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