Saturday, November 8, 2014

Wow.




This is the November issue of mental_floss magazine. Inside is a fun adaptation of my jellybean story. That I wrote.

On the newsstand.

And that's amazing.

Friday, November 7, 2014

New Music from Squid Pro Crow: At Sundown, When I Am Busy



Here's the latest from Squid Pro Crow.
Words by me, music by Grant.


At Sundown, When I Am Busy
Remind me: 

mourning doves. Remind me always 

to live where they are. Remind me: 
that sound. 
That sound. Remind me. 
Mourning doves: that sound:

Remind me.




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Our Hearts Condemn Us


And now for something completely different: my very short essay on Only Lovers Left Alive is part of Bright Wall/Dark Room's glorious Halloween issue. Hurrah!

check it out.


illustration by Brianna Ashby

Monday, June 16, 2014

Quokka Confidential



Just why is the "Happiest Animal in the World" smiling?

Read my latest at Mental_Floss.

Monday, May 12, 2014

At Sundown, When I Am Busy




Remind me: 

mourning doves. Remind me always 

to live where they are. Remind me: 
that sound. 
That sound. Remind me. 
Mourning doves: that sound:

Remind me.



Listen hereMourning dove drawing by Kathy Walker

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

7 Animals That Smell Like Gourmet Jelly Beans


Mother Nature loves a joke. Marine invertebrates that literally puke their guts out at the slightest provocation and hippos that sweat sunscreen are just a few of her favorites. There are vultures that wear leggings made from their own poop. There are alarmingly large bugs that smell like cherry cola, and mammal butts that smell like French vanilla and buttered popcorn. (Go home, nature. You’re drunk.)
So is this the zoo or the Sweet Factory? Your nose can’t tell the difference. These seven animals are olfactory dead ringers for Jelly Belly flavors.