happy halloween from paper and her team.
‘knife, fork, spoon. rock, paper, scissors.
it’s the rule of three.”
eberwhite school, ann arbor, october 1964
“there are three things that i’ve learned to never discuss with people:
religion, politics, and the great pumpkin.”
credits: ann arbor townies, ann arbor news,peter stipe, charles schulz -(‘it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown’)
nothing like enjoying a major instate rivalry game
in an irish bar
one is deep and strong
one is light and not
(perhaps an irish sign ?)
when heading into the woods
two very different species
each will stop
in their tracks
size the other up.
“the dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good,
an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.”
when science and art meet trash.
“everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?”
credits: new yorker magazine, molly young, teddy blanks
tell me about your picture.
it’s my dog.
and where is the rest of him?
don’t you see him?
yes, i do now.
“in complex trains of thought signs are indispensable.”
-george henry lewes
with fall comes the ultimate scourge of lawn work: raking leaves. all of those gorgeous, oxygen-giving trees in your backyard become instruments of torture, littering their leafy bounty all over the lawn and sidewalk.
according to the inventor of the the leaf pants, the leaves aren’t the problem. it’s the rake – that pronged nightmare that strains backs, blisters hands, and poses a real threat if left lying in the grass. but a leaf-blower isn’t the answer either. instead, the inventor insists, what humanity needs is a method that is “compatible with the natural body movement of a person.”
enter the ‘leaf chaps’, a pair of zip-on, flexible tubes that slip over pant legs with a net fastened between the two so you can gather leaves as you stroll. the net corrals the leaves and collects them in front of you, so with just a few extra steps, you’re forming piles that are easily picked up later.
not merely convenient, the chaps also promise to make you more productive. rather than struggle with bulky tools, do something you’d be doing anyway (walking around your lawn), while getting work done! sure, that walk is more like a waddle, but that’s the price you pay for innovation.
“if you’re not prepared to be wrong,
you’ll never come up with anything original.”
– sir ken robinson
credits: mental floss magazine
of course it is a worm family birthday party.
“the poet makes silk dresses out of worms.”
proud to have worked really hard
with my colleagues
on this chilly fall morning
to help to make the shelter
a better place for those who need it
put their garden
to bed this fall
new possibilities there
for them to awaken to next spring.