8:40AM

The daily sketch. April 29.

Paradise really depends on who you're asking. Click on thumb for full version...

8:00AM

The Songlines of Chicago.

For those of you who’ve never heard of them, songlines are a bit difficult to describe. They come from the Aborigines of Australia, They have been called rituals & maps & creation myths, among other things. Quite simply, they are an ancient way to make this world a home.

This is a story that works best when it's told (You'll see why. It has a lot to do with the songs. :-) But it still works OK when it's read.). It's about growing up in Chicago, & learning to find my place in a world that no longer has the old maps...

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10:31AM

The daily sketch. April 28.

On taking the low road. Click here for the full version...

4:43PM

How to Tell Stories. Part 5.

Like I've said earlier, there are only a few things you need to know to tell good stories. What's more, each of the things you need to know doesn't require a whole lot of explanation. That's why each part is really short. When they're all done & I mash them up together into a single book with tidy chapters & all, it's still going to be a really short.

This brings us to Rule #5...

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2:52PM

The daily sketch. April 26.

Walking into the mysteries again. Click to see the full version...