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Dad went into surgery yesterday afternoon, they sewed up that devil’s ditch of a wound and they booked him one last night in the hospital, healing up under the watchful eye of an caring nursing staff and one mean one.

I’m here with him tonight, going late. Mom is back home catching up on all things “Draplin Compound.” He’s sawing logs. I’m figuring out the hornet’s nest that is my November. Holy hell.

Gotta get back to Portland. I’ve got a a quintruple header coming up back in Portland: An issue of the magazine, a media kit, Coal catalog, Coal Considered catalog and a Union catalog. Gonna be one hell of a November. No lie.

Plus, I miss Leigh something fierce.

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BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING IMAGES THAT ARE “REQUIRED VIEWING”: David Schalliol’s “Isolated Building Studies: Revealing Meaning Through Recontextualization” photo exhibiton. Great, great images. Hell of a title, too.

These are exactly the sort of images from my travels that have haunted me for years. I’ve got lots of apparitions in my head from excursions in Detroit, Gary and Chicago. I just get to thinking about all the other houses that were torn down on the block, and the families that were displaced, and the memories, and the ghosts. Unsettling stuff. (This one was sent in by Andrew and Jess. Thanks, fellas.)

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FINALLY, TV GETS COOL: The Lips take a crack at the NBC’s signature three note jingle. Don’t let the B-52s or whoever else is taking on the jingle fool you: The Lips are the coolest of the bunch.

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MORE WAYNE, AND, 1000 FLAMING SKELETONS, OF COURSE: “Ghouls Gone Wild,” in Oklahoma a couple nights back. Pure awesome. I mean, come on, so cool.

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ANOTHER COOL PROJECT FROM CINCO: “The Inside Light.” Bravo. Cool idea with that Cinco touch of, “Beautifully done.” Portland pride!

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hope your dad get’s well soon!

man i would have loved to be a skeleton! that was so cool!

Posted by: e on 10/28/08 at 7:56 PM

Jim. No shit, you heal that ridiculous calf up right now. There is beef in Portland waiting to be murdered by you in the name of hunger. I have only eaten two burgers and there is a void in the cosmos waiting to have someone offer‚€”nay‚€”force me to eat two more.

Posted by: Eric on 10/28/08 at 11:06 PM

Glad you’re dad’s being taken care of and watched over. Here’s a link to some cereal boxes in limited edition for the presidential nominees http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2008/10/capn-mccains-ob.html

Hope you voted early, cause here in Georgia the lines are long but the people see the importance of waiting to vote hope.


Posted by: Steve West on 10/29/08 at 6:53 AM

Won’t lie. Got a little misty reading up on Draplin Sr.
Good to see you hold strong. Hope all is well on
the healing front.

Posted by: HAKER on 10/29/08 at 7:57 AM

Won’t lie. Got a little misty reading up on Draplin Sr.
Good to see you hold strong. Hope all is well on
the healing front.

Posted by: HAKER on 10/29/08 at 7:57 AM

Way to hang tough! All the best from Washington.

Posted by: Huckleberry Hart on 10/29/08 at 8:27 AM

good to hear your dad is getting to go home soon.

Posted by: Don Guss on 10/29/08 at 9:45 AM

Small world getting smaller. Nice to see the work of my friend Dave Schalliol on the DDC!

Posted by: Naz on 10/29/08 at 10:31 AM

Hoping for a speedy recovery Mr. D!!


Posted by: Eric Powers on 10/29/08 at 11:38 AM

Good to see he’s up and running!!!

Posted by: alanvalek.com on 10/29/08 at 7:14 PM
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