Monthly Archives: June 2022

What I Miss About Comics – Perfectly Legitimate Ads

This along with a number of other classified style advertisements for perfectly legitimate products and services appeared in Marvel Spotlight No. 25 published by Marvel Comics in 1975. It was a comic adaptation of Ray Harryhausen’s 1958 fantasy epic The … Continue reading

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Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Star Wars clobbered me over the head with its bombastic musical score, fantastic sound design and revolutionary optical effects. I was dazzled as were millions of other kids in the Summer of 1977. It was like a new religion — … Continue reading

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I know, I just posted a blueberry muffin recipe – but these have lemon zest and juice AND a lemon glaze! I’m thrilled to see summer fruit make an appearance in the market – especially blueberries and peaches. These muffins … Continue reading

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Back in the fall of 1981 when I was starting my freshman year at The Philadelphia College of Art, DUCKWORK was the school’s quasi-official newspaper. It was produced by some of the fellows who went on to become independent comic … Continue reading

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Saturday is Caturday so here is our favorite domestic shorthair, Plywood!

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A Quilt for Jeanette

I made this lap quilt for one of my favorite neighbors who is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. The squares are six inches, backed by a fleece throw. Happy birthday Jeanette!

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Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Olivia Newton John in Xanadu (1980)

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Last of the Mohicans

Bay passed away about a month ago. He was part of a group of neighborhood guys who held court in the park at the end of our street. Weather permitting, they’d gather with coffee, a deck of cards, and engage … Continue reading

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