Category Archives: You Need News

Where the hell have you been?

Wow. It’s been a long time. How are you doing? I feel like we don’t know each other anymore. Casual conversation will just be awkward now. Hmmmm…

The last two months has been completely insane for me at work. Some good things, some bad things…but work nonetheless. I have been trying to initiate and grow my business’s social networking arm and it is pretty much zapping my energy level. 

Other things include: (1) trying to fix up a house with three small children in your way, (2) working on a web concept to display my paintings, (3) general hanging out and not thinking about the computer, (4) summer vacation and (5) an insane amount of novel reading. All of this combined means no personal blogging. 

I’m kind of bored with this model. I am working on some new ideas to be unveiled soon.

Peace in the Middle East – jmac


Maira Kalman for the New York Times

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most rewarding. The brilliance of Maira Kalman’s And the Pursuit of Happiness blog is perfect in creative execution. I now have something to look forward to to lift me out of the gloom that sometimes proceeds reading headlines each morning.

If you aren’t familiar with her work, you can start here:

In Love With A. Lincoln

So Moved

An Article for Mike


I just kept thinking about Crabb reading this article and snickering like a school boy. Happy Friday people!

Andrew Bird | NYTIMES

Head over to the NYTIMES for a little article, video and musical sneak peek from Andrew Bird and his forthcoming album Useless Creatures.

Sam Billen | Merry Christmas

Good Christmas music is hard to find. In steps Lawrence, KS singer/songwriter Sam Billen with the aptly titled album Merry Christmas. Acoustic and falsetto harmonies await you. The best part? It’s free at Habitat Shoe Boutique. That’s right people. Giving it away. Stop by and get you a copy. Start a fire, sip on some brandy egg nog and think of Jesus for a change.

Things My Children Said Today

“Fee Fie Foe Fum, I smell like an English bum.” – my daughter singing and stomping around the living room…by herself.

“Me privacy.” – my two year old son telling me to leave the bathroom while he poops.

“Me see Spiderman.” – my son wanting me to put his underwear on backwards so he can see the bigger picture of Spiderman.

“Is that guy dead?” – my daughter asking me while watching a guy get tackled during the KU/OU game on TV.

One Question That Needs Answering

What do you want to be when you grow up?