How to live:

May 30, 2009

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

Also: check out the latest Thursday edition of the KGB Poetry Press.



May 29, 2009

Here is a series of images I captured around Champaign using my iPhone at various points yesterday.

The Stacks

May 28, 2009
Here is an image that describes my work.  The photo was taken by iphone in the main stacks of the Illinois library.

Here is an image that describes my work. The photo was taken by iphone in the main stacks of the Illinois library.

Also note: theme change!  Mostly due to the old format being fixed width, resulting in cut-off images and captions.  Problem solved.

I’m turning into my parents (Part 3)

May 27, 2009

I apologize for the lack of updates lately.  Things have been busy in real life.  As an indication of this: I have started making lists of things that I need to get done.  After about 3 or so lists… I realized what I was doing, broke out the Big Book of Bad Words, and then checked “turn into my father” off of one of the lists.

Genetics aside, I’m all moved into the apartment named A down ol’ Champaign way along with my friends Katie and Kaori.  I’m even more or less unpacked!  And taking up Erin’s afternoon vigil.  Well, as diligently as I can.  Though I hate to make my blog sound like too much of a journal, I feel like an update is in order so as you readers are not wondering if I had, in fact, dropped off the edge.  Fear not: only in my mind.  I began work today at previously mentioned Illinois library, working in the main stacks boxing up old books and doing other book-y maintenance type things.

Final thoughts: If you’re living in Champaign: give me a ring by telephone!  If you’re not living in Champaign: come for a visit, dummy!  Aaaaaand now that I’m back in Champaign… GO RED TEAM!

A(nother) Modest Proposal

May 21, 2009

Since being home, I have had a lot of down time allowing for some serious reflection… about life, the universe, and everything in between.  Home to me is Rock Island, Illinois.  And before I move back to Champaign for the summer, I would like to (modestly) propose several slogans in honor of this great city that I call home.

• Rock Island… “it’s not that bad.”
• Take a chance on Rock Island.
• Rock Island… “massages you gently, but when you want to be massaged harder, it won’t do it.”
• Rock Island… “there are some good neighborhoods.”
• Rock Island… “has reliable snow plowing services.”
• Rock Island… “could be worse.”
• A great place to raze a family.
• Rock Island… “better living here than dead.”
• Rock Island: Frolf Mecca
• Rock Island… “it’s pretty alright.”
• Rock Island… “not as half-assed as Milan.”
• Rock Island… “freezing in the winter, sweltering in the summer.”
• Rock Island… “it’s near a river or two.”
• Rock Island… “one of the five Quad Cities.”
• I… would come up with more slogans, but I’m from Rock Island.

Also: please note that the KGB Poetry Press is up and running today with the first posts.


May 20, 2009
This is what I woke up to today...

This is what I woke up to today...

And for YOUR (to whom it may apply) information, I will be posting more on Ibsen soon… as soon as I hear back from my professor / make edits to my research.

Press & Portraits

May 19, 2009

My new creative project is finally underway: The KGB Poetry Press.  On the surface, it is another blog.  Dig deeper and it is a collaborative writing project between myself, my good friend Kyle, and one of his friends, Brett.  Every week we will post a different topic, think and write on the subject, then post what we come up with on Thursdays.  Currently the blog consists only of the first topic: black & white, the colors of print.  But check back by Thursday when the KGB three post our contributions.  I’m expecting some great things.

In other news, since being home my brother did me the great kindness of shooting a few portraits.  Here are my favorites: