Well, we broke the news to the kids tonight. We told them how mommy and daddy were still great friends but we didn't want to be married anymore. I was surprised to hear my son say now he had a better chance of getting a new little brother. My daughter was actually excited about having more p…

If you have been following this blog, you'll know I've basically left the Weekly in a management role. I've been talking about buying type, a press, etc. Well, now is your chance to see it. This next First Thursday (June 1) at the Visual Arts Collective on Grove will be the Open Studios Rece…

As I was working in the garden yesterday contemplating Steven Corbert's satirical address at the White House Press Correspondent's dinner—in which "W" was sitting not more than 15 feet away on stage—I recalled something he said. He was saying hello to politically notorious people in the audi…

Well, the studio is coming together. I've been receiving Ebay packages on a daily basis full of wood type. Last weekend I drove to Seattle then Portland to pick up a small press. A few days ago my poster press arrived and I've been playing with it. Sorting type has become a zen thing... the …

Today I wake with a little sadness. It is the 14th anniversary of my mother's death. I attended the Unitarian Easter service yesterday and the minister spoke of resurrection, life, death and this time of year. Spring always brings a melancholy sadness to my heart. The flowers bursting from t…

Since my sabbatical has begun I have been searching, something that I will enjoy in as creative way possible. I returned this week from the San Francisco Center for the Book, a small facility that hosts letterpress and bookbinding workshops in addition to small exhibitions. I found out while…

It was weird this week. Seeing a new issue of Boise Weekly in the newsstands and racks and not necessarily knowing what was inside. I had an inkling, but by and large a lot of the stuff I had not read prior to it getting published. It is strange not to be a part of something that I've been w…

For those of you who have read Lingo Yarns online, thank you. For those of you who have read it in the print version I thank you as well but it will no longer be in the paper. I will continue it online in this blog forum and you may be curious as to what is going down. I will try to explain here.

The newspaper industry has been losing readers for many years, hence the plethora of niche publications that attempt to reach "younger" readers. Despite these lame efforts--and a smaller readership base--some aspects of the news industry grow. Last week it was revealed that President Bush ha…

We've gone back and forth on one issue in the editorial department this week, but I believe that something needs to be said. Every legislator sitting in the Idaho statehouse who voted "yes" for the marriage amendment is a BIGOT. Yes, a BIGOT. And come election time this fall, if you vote for…

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