Notes on Trollope

I’ve been trying to describe the pleasure of reading Anthony Trollope, and one way to compare it is with how I felt about Downton Abbey, back when it was a...

Chicago 2019

Noting this trip down so I can remember it, because I’m bad at remembering, and worse at remembering specific instances of something I’ve done multiple times. This year for the...

XF™

The First Rule of Crossfit™ is that you have to talk about Crossfit™ all the time. I’m trying so hard not to follow this rule! It’s a total stereotype, and...

A Call for Entries

This is an ongoing call for entries: a kind of RFP for fiction work that I want to exist in the world. Over the last few years, Studio Kirkland published...

Halloween 2019

Another Halloween, another excuse to make dumb costumes. Erika and I really love making these, and this year we put the mask-making skills from our art center class with...

San Francisco 2019-2

Another family trip; this month we all went out to San Francisco. That’s my second trip this year, and our second family trip to California in 2019! This was mostly...

Project Postmortem: The Charles Williams Library

I’ve been working for about four years on a long-term side project: publishing nice, collector’s editions of the novels of Charles Williams. This was… well really not that long of...

Charles Williams and Race

I’ve been working on a multi-year project publishing nice, collectors hardback editions of the novels of Charles Williams. (I may have mentioned this before.) Williams is great because he’s full...

World Baijiu Day

A little less than a month ago, I threw a last-minute party to coincide with World Baijiu Day - a global celebration of that Very Acquired Taste. Readers might remember...

Catalog Press

Uh, as a book and art and goofy project person, I am totally inspired by this collection of short-run books produced by Catalog Press, which is I think just...