Monday, October 18, 2010

College Series - Evergreen State College

One man's "experimental and innovative" is another man's "environmental terrorists and homos".  What a great card.  And while it isn't exactly OF Evergreen State College, it is a response TO the presence of the college and it seemed to fit in the series.

On another note, I've missed the almost daily postcards from "The Mystery Sender", and lo and behold, s/he seems to have missed sending them.  I appreciate the nudge, port fueled or not, to get back at it. (See "anonymous" comment on previous post.)  I'm not ready to make a time commitment (like, every day) yet, but am re-energized to get back at it (posting, that is) more often.  Thanks, M.S.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Lots of changes going on right now, and toast is the ultimate comfort food in times of transition.  Well, toast and cookies and chicken rice casserole.

I've had this postcard for years and always thought is was a reproduction of a print or a painting.  On closer inspection, the piece, by artist Dawn Fryling (about whom I can find very little, except for a few random references in a variety of articles) is made up of actual toast in wooden boxes.  Kind of cool.

The post card came from my friend and former colleague, Jane.  We worked together at an ad agency and that agency held an annual auction, to raise money for a variety of charities.  It became the tradition for Jane to "donate" an Italian dinner at her beautiful home, and a group of us would get together and bid for it.  The auction was always raucous and booze saturated (have to get those bids high!).  Our dinner, while perhaps a bit less raucous, featured delicious food and plenty of red wine.