In Between

Large moments lie between

the goal posts of shadowed branches.

Be present there too.

Past and present pressed

together. Morning clothes with

shoulders of others.

What a sedge of cranes can tell you

Something I have wanted to do for some time is learn how to fold an origami crane. I did to! Thanks to You Tube and Dick Blick’s instruction and supplies, I have made over 25 cranes and sent 2 to my nephews! Absolutely made my week.

What can we do to honor the things we want to learn?

The Typewriter Revolution

When is old tech sexy? And to whom? And why?

Typewriters are in and are selling for between $250 and $600 at Oblation Papers in Portland, Oregon. Creamy paper combined with darkest ribbon black and the slight indent of courier font leaves a sillage of nostalgia to the tune of a carriage return chorus and ringing keystrokes.

The typewriter played a prominent role in the Churchill movie Darkest Hour. The strike of Remington key slugs slamming the carriage with growing surety firing words into battle with singular aim and created a character that should have had credits of its own.

Fittingly, the movie Trumbo, about a blacklisted screenwriter who continued to write under other’s names, also had a typewriter cast member, a Royal. Cigar smoke figures heavily in both films.

The typewriter shows up in airports even. Terminal 2 at the San Francisco Airport displays “The Typewriter: An Innovation in Writing”. Focused on industrial engineering, the exhibit shows off an impressive collection of advancements. Through Jan 28, 2018.

And last but not least, Blue Moon Camera in Portland, Oregon also sells vintage typewriters along with vintage cameras. The connection between the two technologies is a bit vague for me other than both are old tech.

Big Boy’s Big Brother

As a child we used to go to Big Boy for a special outing for desert. This lumberjack must be Big Boy’s big brother…or Big Boy all grown up.

 

Shoes Explained

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Nuff said.

Pomp & Circumstance

Pomp & circumstance and ceremony emphasize presentation.  When presentation and function amplify one another, you’ve got design. When presentation and function are independent, or one is more important than the other, you’ve got something else.

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