Quotes, Part Four

I’ve always been a quote-collector. Scribblin’ ’em down in my notebook or CTRL+C-in’ them, and inevitably doing nothing with them except dumping them into the ol’ WordPress draft folder. I collected a bunch into a blog post in 2011, another in 2012, and yet another one 2013. It appears that I’ve backlogged another bucket of quotes. So here they are. Read ’em. Continue reading

Kurt Vonnegut – author portrait

This is an original digital illustration of Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast Of Champions, and ten more of my favorite books ever. 12″x14″ print on heavy white cardstock. signed in pencil. I originally drew this for The Valley Advocate back in 2007 when Mr. Vonnegut went up to heaven.

It is available for sale on ETSY. So it goes.


This weekend I learned about “The Notch,” an underground bunker built into the side of Bare Mountain in Hadley (right up the road from Atkins Farm). It was constructed in 1958 and built to withstand an atomic blast. The Notch (aka the 8th Air Force Combat Operations Center) was one of five ground bases across the US, part of the Post-Attack Command and Control System, which was ‘a crucial component of the US mutual assured destruction doctrine.’ Continue reading

Busy Friday

On Friday, July 11th, I’ll be at the opening of the LOOK 4 show at FOE Gallery in Northampton…

…then I’ll be skedaddlin’ over to Easthampton to play a show with The Demographic at Luthier’s Co-op – one of the finest establishments I’ve had the pleasure of playing at.

My painting(s) will be up at FOE until August 3. The Demographic is always around waiting to be listened to online. Maybe I’ll see ya!