March 4th, 2003

you can take the boy out of the country…

so my hometown–Madison, SD–has a website.

Technically, I was born in Chicago. Really technically I was born in Evanston; but my parents moved to South Dakota
when I was two. So, other than being able to vote in Chicago elections, I consider Madison my “home town.”

March 4th, 2003

NEW in Foundlings

For years I’ve been fascinated by these tags on ladders. If it’s not a step, then what is it?

In the early 80s, one of my parents’ Japanese exchange students brought little flimsy
“credit cards” as gifts; she said her father’s company made them–they were used in vending machines
to buy sodas, in hotels as room keys, etc. We didn’t understand her English as well as the explanation
on the card, which was printed in great detail about the possible uses. The opposing side had fantastic
graphics, as so much Japanese design tends to have.

Unlike the key-cards of Holiday Inn. Which are also sturdier. And forgotten in my apartment building’s laundry roomm

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