Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Monday, September 29, 2008

the new tub triptych

So we are moved in to our new place as far as boxes go, and the cats have come out from hiding in all their annoyingness.  So, we know we are home.  

Pela is liking the danger zone of boxes everywhere.  She is especially enjoying rifling through all of the spices. 

Our muscles are healing from a rough few days.  Thanks so much to all who could help us move.  It was a huge help and a blessing to our little family unit.  

Friday, September 26, 2008


neighborhood artist

Here's another piece of local art. The three of us heard the artist working in his/her concealed driveway the other day. Whether one likes the stuff or not, at least the artist is active, no?

sweet chimney

I liked this chimney before, but I like it more now. Is it a no smoking piece?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

starting small

Pela's getting the climbing bug with the onset of cool weather.  She's been training non stop with the cats.  They are happy to motivate her.  However, neither of them have fully realized the fact that their safe haven of the upstairs is dwindling.  


I used to be a size 30/30!  Look at me now!  I can fit through mail slots, pet doors, key holes and all sorts of places I couldn't before.  And I still get to eat all the ice cream I want!  Stay tuned for your chance to get on board the Mahatma diet craze!!!


This fella has some interesting work. It successfully makes me uncomfortable on a very base level. It's kind of like not being able to trust the traditional themes of security, such as teddy bears, rainbows and fluffy clouds. Perhaps it's a lot like the jingly clown under the bed out to get you.

The recurring characters and tension throughout all these prints are great.

Click here if you dare.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


sleepin' & swingin'

Sunday, September 21, 2008

how to make me sweat through my trousers

make me drive this.

the belgium dip


family portrait

just the 4 of us?  

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I was present at the Kansas Intl Film Festival today.  We had a couple of Kansas City's finest baristas pulling shots and cappuccinos.  I talked to some folks who came to see the Perfect Cappuccino film.  It was fun to talk to folks who just learned something new.  A fellow coffee freak who was featured in the film was there.  He's a nice guy, and it was good to talk coffee with him.  No pretense, just love.  

When I arrived, I found this sign taped to the bar.  I promptly took it down, but I did take a moment to savor the ignorance in all its glory.  Dee.  

Friday, September 19, 2008

kansas city late summer evenings

There's a quality art fair going on this weekend at the plaza.  Sarah and I have already been inspired.  We are going to try and go back again on Sunday.
Tomorrow, my work is hanging at the Kansas International Film Festival.  We have a couple friends making some fine cappuccinos to support the Perfect Cappuccino.  Should be interesting.  
Hey Kent, next year, let's work some art fairs, eh?  or perhaps start with unfairs?  whichever...

eggs are messy

p's looking kinda big in this photo.

shots o' papua new guinea

looking forward to bringing in a beautiful png coffee. Sample roasted it today, cupped it and pressed it twice. It was, if you will, velvety, flavor of ripe melon and a finish that brought to mind those tasty little wax colas one would find at a gas station.  The finish is just like that.  It's like you just ate some wax lips.  Who doesn't want that?  
As pictured, this coffee gets reactions like, "dude, that is awesome", and "yep, casaba"...

morning vocal exercises

for the grandparents

it's been a few days, so here's yesterday morning's 'who me?  I'm just a little baby' face.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Pela came with us for a wonderful and laid back Saturday of internet surfing, decent coffee drinking and cheerio eating in worn red velour chairs.  She also thinks perhaps you might try and eat cheerios with only six front teeth(4up2down) and see how funny you look...

nice local print

Sarah & I saw this print at a local coffee shop. If anyone would like to donate a proof press to me, please don't be shy. Anyway, cool stuff...

sweet blog

I am loving the scapes from above...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

smilin' peeps

todays niceness

Courtesy the wooster

Thursday, September 11, 2008

some grizzle of America

Monday night, Sarah and I went to see the Dark Knight with a couple friends. Showtimes were 7:oo(vip) and 8:00. I thought nothing of v.i.p., and we showed up at 7:00. There was no showing at 7:00 as far as we could see. So, we deliberated between what crappy films we could see in substitution. Finally, I asked the silly question to confirm my sanity a bit, "sooo, there's no 7pm showing, right"? The attendant said there was a showing in the v.i.p. room. That was it. So, we wondered a moment and walked over to the decadent looking, saloon type room marked, v.i.p. Turns out, one can pay a couple dollars extra and have a reclining chair(with footrest), beverages, food and no previews to augment the viewing experience. Pretty fantastic. We don't go see movies to be affordable, so, might as well pay for the pleasure of solitude. Monday night is a good night to check it out. Thumbs up.

the movie wasn't bad either. It was pretty intriguing to us 'til about half way, and then it lost something. Over all, a good waste of two hours. Bummer about Mr. Ledger on a variety of levels. He did a fine job innovating the Joker.

Monday, September 8, 2008


wash wash

The time of Pela sitting back and getting washed is over.  It's time to take charge and show everyone that she is quite adept and able to do it herself.  

A good reason to get up and brew

So, 4:30 Sunday morning came early.  Papa K and I headed out to serve coffee to hundreds of spandex clad road bikers.  It was a cool scene.  The tour de Missouri is happening today, and a lot of bikers from the KC area show up.  Anyhow, it was a fun, specialized event to work for.  It sure beats the Cub Scout pancake breakfast, serving next to the juggler and the purple dragon mascot. 
Sarah, Grandma and Pela came out to witness the fitness.  

Friday, September 5, 2008

it's time for layers

new season, new accessories. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

learning to groove

Pela's starting to feel the music these past couple days. Here's an example. Look for the groove shake about half way through.

And splashing is really fun too.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


"You paid $1.65 for that cup of swill?!?  If I could walk, I would come over there and pound you!  Let me go, ma, I'll crawl over there and learn him!"


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ahh, the scrunchy face...

mother & daughter

Yah think?


Pela explains to us, specifically why you should not steal this paper.

Monday, September 1, 2008

B-side from the trip west...

I love you Benni, but it's just not the same.