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happy fourth of july

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

to friends, colleagues and the occasional reader of this blog.

Gonna do hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Max is waiting with baited breath…

all in a day’s work

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Lettering on footballs:

home again, home again

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

We got back this morning from attending the wedding of Elaine’s youngest niece in Charleston, SC on Sunday. It was a fun trip, and even though we didn’t get to spend much time in Charleston proper I think it may be the most beautiful city I’ve seen. Not that that’s saying much; my experience with cities is pretty limited. Alice and John had a lovely wedding at Trinity Methodist Church and we wish them all the best in their new life together. Elaine found us a great condo in the aptly named Mount Pleasant, where we had our first experience shopping at the Piggly Wiggly. The only downside was the grueling drive from NEPA: fourteen hours down and even more back, thanks to my navigational ineptitude which put us in downtown Washington at rush hour yesterday. Surprisingly, Elaine is still speaking to me…

Now it’s back to a lot of waiting calligraphy, book repair, and getting ready for upcoming classes.

an object lesson

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

It’s conventional wisdom that one should provide a valuable book with a box of some sort. Like most binders, I build clamshell boxes for clients’ books as well as  for any design bindings that I do.

A few years ago I did a clamshell for a copy of  James Joyce’s Ulysses. Nothing out of the ordinary; full cloth with a paper lining. The pictures here are of the box after going through a fire and being water-soaked. While the box was pretty well wrecked, the book was completely undamaged which, for some reason, surprised me.

So keep it in mind: boxes work.


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Less than 24 hours after restarting and already there’s comment spam. I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised…

shackled: the reboot

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Once more into the breach. After trying to get cute with the header and mucking up the code, I’m just going to start over and keep things pretty straightforward.


More anon.