Long Box of Memories: The Smell of Old Comics in the Morning

I went to an old-fashioned comic swap today. No cosplay. No artists or writers signing books. No celebrities selling autographs. Just long box upon long box upon long box of old comics, collected editions, and original graphic novels.  I haven’t been to a swap in probably 20 years. If they were happening, I didn’t hear …

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Care Package for March 31, 2019

Quote: “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi Song: “Graveyard” by Devil Makes Three (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zLgfr10Th8) Fact: Some cats are allergic to humans. Place: Blue Mountains, Australia Photo credit: travelwithmeraki.com History: On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris. Animal: Tyrant flycatcher Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org

Care Package for March 30, 2019

Quote: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu Song: “Hit ‘Em Up Style” by Carolina Chocolate Drops (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPl8qlKq41o) Fact: The first toy advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head Place: Ashville, North Carolina Photo credit: romanticashville.com History: On March 30, 1858, the pencil with …

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Care Package for March 29, 2019

Quote: “The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.” – Jean Giraudoux Song: “Rising Up” by Mike Doughty (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lexflmKx8Hg) Fact: A giraffe sleeps less than two hours a day. Place: Barcelona, Spain Photo credit: gateshotelbarcelona.com History: On March 29, 1638, an European colony was permanently established …

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Coming Soon: Long Box of Memories

Of all the abilities and mechanisms possessed by the supercomputer we call the brain, one of my favorites is sense memory. The ability to recall physical feelings that relate to emotionally charged events we’ve experienced, sense memory can trigger recollections long buried in the layered sediment of our minds. Sense memory is powerful and often …

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Care Package for March 28, 2019

Quote: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright Song: “Big Mistake” by Tim Fite (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbA5vktKAYI) Fact: The amount of water needed to make a pair of jeans is equivalent to the amount used to water a lawn for nine hours. Place: Grouse Mountain, British Columbia, …

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Care Package for March 27, 2019

Quote: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato Song: “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu9a29UR2dU) Fact: Ninety-five percent of all textiles can be recycled. Place: Henry’s Fork Island Park, Idaho Photo credit: boisestatepublicradio.com History: On March 27, 1912, the …

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