Monthly Archives: May 2022

you should have told me what plan b was

Dear Ma: Happy Mother’s Day! I hope Rick showed up and is making you laugh. There were a bunch of Dr Peppers at his going away party, so maybe he was able to sneak one in for you. I suspect … Continue reading

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all you need to know about mo: a photo essay

Mo is illustrating a story about Little Red Riding Hood for a children’s magazine. She has a very limited timespan for working before her hand starts to hurt too much, so efficiency is critical. When I look over her shoulder, … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 100

“There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.”— … Continue reading

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the quotable mo sheppo, part 36

“If I take drugs, do you think I can paint?” Funny, I always thought this was a prerequisite for painting. Still waiting to see if she’ll be able to play piano.

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you had to be there

We said goodbye to Rick on the farm in Ballinger. We admired the little stage he and Mike built, the outhouse with Mo’s artwork, the bridge where June said he took his last stroll, the old car still waiting for … Continue reading

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