"It was springtime in Seattle, and I was a newcomer. One afternoon I found myself at the Seattle Center, taking in the sights. I was standing at the base of the Space Needle, when I spotted a familiar face. It was Tim Gazaway, a casual acquaintance from my hometown of Boise, Idaho." -- From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).
Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here.
Here in Los Angeles I frequently get postcards in the mail offering free weed delivery to my house. Across the Pacific Ocean, in Singapore, a 41-year-old Omar Yacob Bamadhaj will be executed by hanging for having weed. He was caught with two pounds of cannabis in the trunk of his father's car as he was… READ THE REST
In acknowledging that its platform is being used to sell counterfeit drugs laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentatnyl, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat said it's intensifying measures to detect in-app drug deals. It said in a statement issued today: We have significantly improved our proactive detection capabilities to remove drug dealers from our… READ THE REST
A gentleman in Stone County, Missouri posted a fine-looking catalytic converter for sale, new in box, on Facebook, Marketplace last week. Not included in the listed price was the huge bag of methamphetamine, needle, syringe, or spoon visible on the coffee table in the background. A potential buyer saw the photo and called the fuzz.… READ THE REST
Just like unexpected rain or the sudden realization that you're fresh out of milk after pouring a bowl of cereal, a case of writer's block can really ruin an otherwise perfect day. Whether you're working on a blog or drafting a catchy tagline for your business's website, writing the right words doesn't always come as… READ THE REST
The way you arrange your home's interior is incredibly important, from using the color blue to encourage a more peaceful state of mind to implementing Feng Shui that brings your life good fortune. But if you're worried about deciding on a single decorating scheme, perhaps the versatility of light can help you see things a… READ THE REST
From social media posts to YouTube videos, you've got a lot of content to create these days. But sometimes the abundance of editing tools available today can feel a little overwhelming, especially if you don't have an art background. But perhaps it's just that you're not using the right software. No matter your experience level,… READ THE REST