Category: (In)Animate Stories

Sketching Absurdity

Hello world,

Today I have found you an artist. Kyle Lincoln is an immensely creative individual whose creativity goes beyond what I was able to capture in this video. As Kyle’s greatest muse, the playwright Samuel Beckett, wrote, “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.” Kyle shares in this search and, in this video, experiments with the form of the ink sketch. These are his tools.

Here is Kyle to talk a little bit about his love for the medium of ink and to offer a short demonstration.

After filming, I snapped a photograph of the final product. Below is the eye as well as some of his other works.

And with that, I bid you all adieu.



Hey everyone!

For this post, I would like to introduce you to my little brother Andrew and our dog Reggie. Reggie is a male Shih tzu-Maltese mix that has developed a love for Andrew which brings to mind the old cliche about dogs as man’s best friend.

Isn’t he cute?

Although Reggie isn’t exactly inanimate (nobody would ever make that mistake after watching him run around jumping and barking at nothing), this is my blog and I decided to bend the rules a bit this time, if only to let you all meet my brother and my dog. Andrew’s not exactly a big talker, so getting him to let me interview him was, in itself, a success worthy of posting. After nagging him relentlessly to answer my questions, here’s what he had to say.

As Christopher Morley wrote, “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”

Thanks Andrew! I promise I will wait at least six months before filming you again, and next time we won’t talk about Reggie.

Until next time,


P.S. I almost forgot. What post-2009 post about dogs would be complete without a link to Dug, the bumbling mutt from Pixar’s Up?

“…the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”- William Shakespear

Hello there, world. Last weekend, I asked a friend of mine who I had not seen in a long time to share his story. His name is Zac Baker and this is his object

I think that I will refrain from offering an introduction this time and allow his words to speak for themselves.

Thank you Zac. Thank you.

In hope of continued healing for those who have experienced loss,