This just turned up in an old book. Long gone. The Aster Café is there now.

bookmark with a cartoon of a man reading by candles that are on the top of his bald head, wax slowly melting down his forhead

(Full series here.)


Do you live in Minnesota? Find out what’s under your house.


Last, next.

87: Nat’l Parks (Sequoia)
88: Wednesday Blue

Sequoia, Wednesday


Sharks, Desks, and Roadrunners

Earlier today, I posted:

5: It’s the shocking season finale! To raise funds to save our gang’s favorite hang-out from foreclosure, I must perform a thrilling leap on water skis over a shark tank! (And in the episode’s audio commentary, I talk about what I’m currently working on.)

Now, let me be absolutely clear: Happy Days did not jump the shark when Fonzie jumped the shark.

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6: Bonus! Deleted Scenes & Bloopers: Songwriting! Sylvia Plath! Bob Dylan! Cults! Hot dogs!


1: Never rebroadcast since its original airing, it’s the genre-defying pilot, in which people say the word “accomplish” so many times it stops holding any meaning whatsoever.


4: In this week’s musical episode, Hal Holbrook, fresh off his Tony award-winning run as the Mysterious Stranger, joins the cast to sing about adjectives. (Originally performed and broadcast live!)


2: In this exciting episode, groundbreaking in its use of CGI, I answer the question, “What poets changed the way you thought about writing?” Special appearance by the late John Engman in a flashback.


3: In this “very special” episode (animated, in homage to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) I wonder how I know when a poem is finished. Grace Paley guest-stars.


5: It’s the shocking season finale!

To raise funds to save our gang’s favorite hang-out from foreclosure, I must perform a thrilling leap on water skis over a shark tank!

(And in the episode’s audio commentary, I talk about what I’m currently working on.)