• Mailboxes du Jour – Edison Pen World Headquarters

    Today’s mailbox treat, the Edison Pen Company World Headquarters Post Office Box, comes to us from the village of Milan, Ohio – where all Edison Pens are born. Although I’ve visited Milan more than once, I would not have called it a village – even though it’s the only place I know of in America where one can still “pump first, pay later” at the gas station – but according to the Knower of All Things (aka Wikipedia), Milan is, in fact, a village. A few years ago, I had the privilege of standing directly in front of the Edison Pen Company World Headquarters Post Office Box. It was a…

  • Mailboxes du Jour – 22 January 2014

    Today’s mailbox is located on the lovely Merritt Island, in the lovely state of Florida, and is owned by our very own (and of course, very lovely) Tracy Lee. Of special note – to me at least – is the fact that it was on Merritt Island where, as a very young child, I nearly drowned in the Indian River. Had it not been for the quick actions of the neighbor (Sandy), I may well have perished – and would never have been afforded the opportunity to write these lines that have so thoroughly grabbed your attention. A vivid memory I have of Merritt Island is that of horseshoe crabs.…

  • Bow Ties (& Rhinos) for Your Website

    Mr. Guilt spoke to me. That is to say, Mr. Guilt of Twitter fame (@MrGuilt) and not the usual voice inside my head… Terrific idea! Thank you, Mr. Guilt. I’ve created several sizes and both JPG and PNG version. The JPG versions have a white background, the PNG versions, a transparent background. First up, the JPG versions: ¬†And now, the PNG versions:         Related: Ink A Rhino?