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because i am a dog.


An adorable Shiba Inu named Ken-kun in Hokkaido, Japan remarkably runs his own sweet potato stand. 

The watchful dog politely tends to whatever the customer needs, however, he is not able to accept payment. That situation is solved with a slot in which to put the money.

Customers need to have the exact amount (or be willing to leave the rest), as a sign on the front of the stand reads:

“Because I am a dog, I can’t give you change.”

“the dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”

-robert falcon scott




sources: Lori Dorn, laughing squid


market day.


“we have neglected the truth

that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order,

a kind of artist.”

-wendell berry



ann arbor farmer’s market – september 2018

celebracion cinco de mayo.


we came in empty handed and left with quite a colorful array of characters

such a fun day

spent in southwest detroit

shopping at the ‘honeybee market’

with our spanish teachers

for the pinatas

(one of my favorite things)

to take back to school

for our cinco de mayo celebrations.

“the celebration… you cannot practice it or anything.

it’s a moment when the excitement of your goal

makes you react to the moment.”

-peter bondra




grandies j & b make tough decisions. 


in the end

it was

the magic collapsable cup and the fairies

that won them over.

both are helpful in emergencies


you never know when you will need them.

brilliant choices.

“you know, in life there are only three or four

fundamental decisions to make.

the rest is just luck.”

-raymond aubrac




and what exactly does 3am smell like?

i imagine a pungent blend of

stale liquor


 24-hour diner grease


breath mints


marker ink from a phone number hastily scrawled onto a cocktail napkin?

“the fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.”


black friday.



my black friday shopping companion

yes, he got some stares

yes, he was loud at times

yes, his lightsaber occasionally got caught on things

no, he is not my father

but overall

he was pretty well behaved

all things considered.

“a study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.”
-marty allen