We left Saint-Malo and headed toward Paris, not without making a pitstop in Dinan, a beautiful old village along the way. Gorgeous old architecture, and beautiful views!We arrived in Paris at the perfect time, rush hour... which also happened to be happy hour! I booked a bed in the Generator Hostel, located not too far … Continue reading Photo Set: Dinan and Paris
It was a rainy day. We're talking, big, fat, ugly drops. We debated the game plan... "We've come this far, I would remiss if we came all this way and I didn't go to the Cemetery at Normandy." Graham said, matter-of-factly. "They didn't exactly call off the invasion because of rain either." He was right, … Continue reading Photo Set: Normandy and Cancale
Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune located approximately a kilometer off the Normandy coast of France, and it looks like a goddamn fairy tale. (It is, nearly, a fairy tale, as the city was the inspiration for the Disney film Tangled.)Part monastery, part fort, part village, Mont Saint-Michel is designed to mirror the feudal system, with … Continue reading Photo Set: Mont Saint-Michel
Saint-Malo, located in Brittany, Northwestern France, is a walled port city on the English Channel. A friend of mine read All The Light We Cannot See, which takes place in St. Malo, and convinced us to spend a few days there intra muros... inside the walls. Saint-Malo, a port town, was historically notorious as the home … Continue reading Photo Set: Saint-Malo, The Walled City
Last month, I embarked on my first trip to Europe; a whirlwind of love, travel, work, and adventure. It was the trip of a lifetime, which would start in Paris, France, for a best friend's nuptials. I connected with friends after landing at Charles De Gaulle Airport, cohorts heading to the truly destination wedding. Our … Continue reading Photo Set: Love in the South of France
This past weekend was the 2017 Portland Letterpress Printers Fair! Artists from all over Portland gathered at the Redd building in southeast Portland to share their craft, support the arts, and have a good time! One of the main draws to the event is the steamroller printing. Studios entered to create these massive linocut stencils, … Continue reading Steamroller Printing with Magnetic North
Sales may be a game of numbers, but for some (like me), it can be an even greater test of emotional fortitude in the face of nearly certain rejection. It's 2017 and I'm selling paper. Seriously. It's not exactly like The Office, but pretty damn close. I am selling a "service" that nearly all businesses … Continue reading Sales: A Numbers Game of Rejection and Perseverance
Seemingly arbitrary rules, regulations, and fees often make for a "less than desirable" customer experiences, but the major needs in our lives are brokered by a handful of conglomerates, and they could care less.
This is a postmortem in hopes that others may learn from our successes and mistakes.
Happy Hour!, the first bartending card game, is now available on Kickstarter. It's the latest game I've been working on with my good friend, graphic artist Walker Cahall. We're really proud of it and we'd love it if you checked it out on Kickstarter, but first... Dinner's Ready, the first game I created on Kickstarter back in … Continue reading Happy Hour! Card Game Now on Kickstarter!