Monday, March 7, 2011

Other John Platts in History # 2

England's John Edgar Platt (1886 - 1967) was a famed woodblock printmaker. An entire book about his techniques is available online here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My 10 Least-Favorite Beer Brands

10. Budgieweiser

9. Coors Chocolate

8. Sitting Rock

7. Zima Golden Wheat

6. Tres Equis

5. Corona Average

4. Guiness Clear

3. Sam Adams Summer Sweat Porter

2. Miller Life

1. Thunderbeer

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Places I need to visit

Borneo – I need to see orangutans in their native land...before they're all gone.

Yankton, SD – My dad actually went to college there. But his school went out of business years ago and is now a federal prison. It would be great to see and visit the town, although I'll skip trying to get over the fence onto the old campus.

Australia/New Zealand/Tasmania – More unique creature per inch than most other places on earth, and more politically stable than Madagascar. Win-win.

Acadia National Park – I have lived in Maine more than four years, which means I'm past due to get up there.

Santa Fe – During the annual American Indian Market, of course.

Anyplace my friend, musician Randy Granger, is playing – Randy's music means a lot to me. I want to see him in concert one of these days.

Oz – So what if it doesn't really exist?

Virunga National Park – The only politically unstable area I'd risk going to in order to see an endangered species (in this case, mountain gorillas).

India – I can't narrow down which part of the sub-continent I want to see, but one place on my list is the Gir National Forest, last home to the world's only remaining Asiatic lions. (Are you noticing a trend here?)

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – I've already been there, but I'd like to go back.

Portland and Seattle – If just to check out their comics shops.

San Diego – Gotta visit that zoo.

Where else should I go? I've got cabin fever and need to plan some travel in my mind.