Something Better to Believe In
a softer world
Probably the most singularly human webcomic/photo art comic on the face of the Earth. Eerily life affirming in several different ways…and completely addicting. 
www.asofterworld.com

a softer world

Probably the most singularly human webcomic/photo art comic on the face of the Earth. Eerily life affirming in several different ways…and completely addicting. 

www.asofterworld.com

Memorial Day by Paint It Black

Few things in life have meant as much to me as this song. Case in point: I just had one of my worst days in recent memory and six repeat plays restored my love of life. Can’t argue with those results.

I bet you never though you’d see me scratching at air like an amputee.
So what’s left? I’ve got a head like a trainwreck.
Who’s keeping count of the casualties?
Fatigue thrusts its jackhammer fists into my eyes,
but I’m afraid to lie down. Afraid to slow down.
Afraid to go home. (It’s gonna catch up to me…)
I’m tied in knots because of what I’m not and I can’t share what I haven’t got.
So here’s to the skinned knees and sutured hearts.
Here’s to the unhappy endings and all the false starts.


Adrian Gonzalez
Batting .340 with 9 homeruns and 43 RBI in two months?
Best. Trade. EVER.

Adrian Gonzalez

Batting .340 with 9 homeruns and 43 RBI in two months?

Best. Trade. EVER.

Colored Vinyl Records
It goes without saying that vinyl was the format on which music was meant to be listened to (don’t believe me? Play an Mp3 and follow it up with the same song on record and then catalogue the differences). However, when your records are printed on 18 different colors and only four individual records are orange with a purple swirl, it creates a whole new creative dimension to the process that makes record collecting truly personalized and fulfilling. 

Colored Vinyl Records

It goes without saying that vinyl was the format on which music was meant to be listened to (don’t believe me? Play an Mp3 and follow it up with the same song on record and then catalogue the differences). However, when your records are printed on 18 different colors and only four individual records are orange with a purple swirl, it creates a whole new creative dimension to the process that makes record collecting truly personalized and fulfilling. 

Michael Chabon 
The man who’s books dragged me out of a 10 year graphic novel fixation and back, periodically, into the world of fiction. His voice manages to combine cultural nuance with a stunningly multigenerational feel that he then brings to a wide variety of subjects ranging from comic books, the holocaust, yiddish policemen and summertime baseball. Really, REALLY inspiring stuff. 
Check Out: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay , The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs

Michael Chabon 

The man who’s books dragged me out of a 10 year graphic novel fixation and back, periodically, into the world of fiction. His voice manages to combine cultural nuance with a stunningly multigenerational feel that he then brings to a wide variety of subjects ranging from comic books, the holocaust, yiddish policemen and summertime baseball. Really, REALLY inspiring stuff. 

Check Out: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay , The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs

This Drawing
…was done by one of my 18 year-old students in just under 30 minutes, while still participating in class, with nothing but an old pencil and a standard ballpoint pen and a mandate of “draw a punk with super powers”. 
It’s nice to know true talent still exists amongst the youth of today. Now the trick is getting them to realize that. 

This Drawing

…was done by one of my 18 year-old students in just under 30 minutes, while still participating in class, with nothing but an old pencil and a standard ballpoint pen and a mandate of “draw a punk with super powers”. 

It’s nice to know true talent still exists amongst the youth of today. Now the trick is getting them to realize that. 

Two Cow Garage
Remember when pure Rock n’ Roll wasn’t pretentious, overly complicated and constantly trying to one-up itself? Yeah, these guys do. Melody + wit + charm + integrity + some good ol’ midwestern guitar twang = please sir, may I have some more? 
Choice Tracks: Humble Narrator, My Great Gatsby, Lydia, Sally I’ve been shot
www.twocowgarage.com

Two Cow Garage

Remember when pure Rock n’ Roll wasn’t pretentious, overly complicated and constantly trying to one-up itself? Yeah, these guys do. Melody + wit + charm + integrity + some good ol’ midwestern guitar twang = please sir, may I have some more? 

Choice Tracks: Humble Narrator, My Great Gatsby, Lydia, Sally I’ve been shot

www.twocowgarage.com


Black Beans
The cornerstone of any self respecting vegetarian’s diet, black beans are not only delicious on their own, but make any type of food better when added to it. Seriously! 
Don’t believe me? Check out these fancy digs! 
Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
Crisp Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Slaw
Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

Black Beans

The cornerstone of any self respecting vegetarian’s diet, black beans are not only delicious on their own, but make any type of food better when added to it. Seriously! 

Don’t believe me? Check out these fancy digs! 

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Crisp Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Slaw

Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro


Spider-Man
He has the proportionate speed and strength of a spider and is motived by the idea that great power brings great responsibility. Anyone that does not want to live by that example is an asshole. A big one.

Spider-Man

He has the proportionate speed and strength of a spider and is motived by the idea that great power brings great responsibility. Anyone that does not want to live by that example is an asshole. A big one.

Love
Given that I am the most jaded person in the universe, you’d think this would not be the very first post in this blog. To that I say: suck it, haters! Yeah, it’s often confused with lust and the very idea has been skewed and mismatched by pop culture, but you know what? When you’re in love. I mean REALLY in love, none of that matters. Because the world will make more sense, the sun will shine a little brighter and all of a sudden life will become worth living a lot more than it was the day before. 

Love

Given that I am the most jaded person in the universe, you’d think this would not be the very first post in this blog. To that I say: suck it, haters! Yeah, it’s often confused with lust and the very idea has been skewed and mismatched by pop culture, but you know what? When you’re in love. I mean REALLY in love, none of that matters. Because the world will make more sense, the sun will shine a little brighter and all of a sudden life will become worth living a lot more than it was the day before.