Year Archive for 2015

St. Christopher Play, for ex-St. Christopher’s Day (Jul 25!)

    One of my favorite artists and writers, Tomie DePaola, posted on Facebook that July 25th (that’s today, people!) used to be the feast day of St. Christopher, who used to be the patron saint of travelers. (Short version: St. Christopher is to saints as Pluto is to planets.) In honor of St. C, whose plastic […]

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The Story About the Iguana

This was a recently rediscovered 2008 email exchange I had with my cousins about an inadvertent and unfortunate iguanacide that was really, REALLY

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11 Essential Ingredients for a (Successful!) “Star Wars” Movie

So the  new Star Wars trailer came out. I may have teared up – just a little – when I saw Han Solo and Chewie again, like a pair of old pals. (Fine, I admit it.)   But the trailer as a whole was super promising. There was… something there. That old feeling, somehow. Lots of other […]

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Follow the Arrow: Thoughts on Logo Design

As an aficionado of campaign logo design (maybe my favorite feature of election season!) I wasn’t sure what to think about the “Hillary Clinton for America” logo when I first saw it. On one hand: good solid colors – and a nice take on Old Glory without another “waving flag” clich

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Happy Groundhog Day – AGAIN!

No, I haven’t gone mental. Neither have you: I really did post a Happy Groundhog’s Day Message a week ago. But that’s the point of Groundhog Day, isn’t it? We get another chance to do the day not just over…

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My Groundhog Day Challenge to YOU (and me!)

February 2: it’s Groundhog Day! Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Will there be 6 more weeks of winter? Why are we taking meteorological advice from a rodent? WHO CARES?

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“How do you believe you got here? Are you a protozoa?

In my life, I am surrounded by really intelligent people. I

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