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Old Try

Down to the Buffalo.


I'm ashamed it say it took me almost ninety days to get down to Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. It's only about seven miles from the house, but it is seven miles in the opposite direction of work. Seven miles down to the picturesque center of Matthews. Which is where Xan Hood, the founder, and his family headed back to after years spent out West.


Well, I'm not telling you anything that you can't see...

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The Old Biscuit



You've prolly seen me gushing on social media about Alabama Biscuit. That's cause my buddy started it and I design all the packaging and shirts and logo and all of that. It's fun. Gets me out of the poster space and now into the real space. Like making vinyl window decals.



Well, I was stoked to see some of their biscuit mix pop up in Alabama Chaninup in Florence. And then a bunch of their mugs and...

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Two Penguins.


Before we left Boston, I was lucky enough to get to see my buddy Dan Fickle of Two Penguins – a film and photography studio based out of NYC and PDX.

What I thought was going to be some drinks (which there were, eventually) turned into a field trip to the Charlestown Navy Yard, where Fickle broke out the strobes and made my picture a few times. I feel honored to enter his portfolio.

Some more of his...

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Tales of Olde


We've got some good friends in Boston. They've got a band named Tales of Olde. And they are worth the listen.

We know Lucas and the gang through church. And we just consider ourselves so fortunate to've praised the King of Universe with dudes this dang talented.

They are working on an EP now I think. Though, I have been known to give out faulty information a time or two, so the truth might be they...

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Frost Heaves.


Managed to roundup a group of friends for a much needed weekend of relaxation and fellowship up in the Granite State. 

I mean, when you got 4 architects, 3 advertisers, a coffee baron, a scientist and a book publisher, a giant cabin with tons of bar games, a couple of bottles of bourbon, spring skiing with temps dang near 50 (after a delayed departure due to 12" of snow down in Boston), a drive...

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Christmas tease.



Christmas seems like it's coming soon this year. As I type this post, we haven't even played the Egg Bowl, and we've got our Christmas tree up. But since Thanksgiving came so blame early, well, can't get onto us. We waited until we got to the turkey before we put up our tree. And this year, we went out and hunted one down.


Marianna had told me she'd never cut down her own tree. Her grandpa would...

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KIN


Our friends Hal & Jen have made the decision to adopt. It came after years of prayer and struggle and wanting to grow a family but coming up, for one reason or another, empty. For years they dealt with heartbreak. And despite it all, they kept trusting that their family would grow.

Thing is, they are also wonderfully creative. And talented. And giving. Which is why they've started KIN.

In their...

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A House A Home



Watch this. All six minutes of it. I promise you it will be worth it.

An absolutely beautiful short film directed by my friend Daniel Fickle out in Portland, OR.

I had drink the other night when Fickle was in town and we caught up on everything going on with his production company and the like. He was in a bandin NYC years back with my best man. A band with four guys named Daniel. That's how I met...

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Tromping through the Western suburbs.



“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David ThoreauWalden, or Life in the Woods

I'd heard that this year the apples were ripening early. Last year, we'd waited a little late. As a matter of fact, you might remember that we didn't get out to them til some snow was on the ground.

Well, this...

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