Building (and Burning) Bridges

Portland, Oregon, has a TON of bridges that span the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, unsurprisingly earning Portland the official nickname of "Bridgetown." As the Willamette divides Portland down the middle, starting at the top, there's the St. Johns Bridge, Fremont Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Steel Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Hawthorne Bridge, Marquam Bridge, Tilikum Crossing, … Continue reading Building (and Burning) Bridges

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Starting A Monthly Newsletter

I took the leap yesterday and started a monthly newsletter called Mystery Tin Monthly. The experience was enlightening, and humbling, to say the least. I finally decided to put my money where my mouth is, so I started my own Mystery Tin newsletter. I previously wrote a post about what starting a newsletter can do for an artist, but … Continue reading Starting A Monthly Newsletter

An Honest Look At My Failures in Friendship

I'm not a good friend. There's no excuse. No matter how realistic or valid it may sound, friendship is a two-way road that involves nearly constant effort and upkeep, and that's where I (and many others, I assume) fall short. Of course life's friendships move in waves, but the lifelong friendships survive despite distance and … Continue reading An Honest Look At My Failures in Friendship

Lightning in a Bottle 2015

This last Memorial Day weekend was the Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival in Bradley, California. Put on by The Do Lab (they sponsor a stage at Coachella), "LIB" as it is lovingly referred to by those who have attended, is a wonderfully unique spectacle. This was my first LIB, and I was completely ready to let down … Continue reading Lightning in a Bottle 2015

Snitches get Stitches… or a Playboy?

I love Graffiti. I hate "throw ups." Graffiti artists spend hours sketching their pieces in notebooks, making stencils or printing stickers. They've come up with aliases based on letters they enjoy drawing. Graffiti has been used to make social statements and remember the departed. There is significant skill involved. "Throw ups" are vandalism for the … Continue reading Snitches get Stitches… or a Playboy?