Sunday, January 12, 2014
Every day, Tyler Knott Gregson takes a few minutes at his antique typewriter to “spill” out a new poem on a scrap of paper.
Monopoly money, an illustration of a ship and an old map ripped from a book are just a few examples of what he writes his poems on.
He doesn’t rewrite or edit his poems, other than to occasionally type over a misspelled word — and he hasn’t missed a day since he started this “Typewriter Series” on March 28, he says.
He keeps the typewriter, a Remington Rand No. 17, on a standing desk and stands “Hemingway-style” when he writes the poems, which usually takes no more than seven minutes.
Once typed, Gregson scans the poems into his computer and posts them to his Tumblr website, tylerknott.com, which he says has more than 105,000 followers.
This holiday season, after numerous requests from fans, he decided to sell a few prints of his poetry — a single print for $20 or two for $30.
“Literally, I thought I was going to get maybe 20 people that would order,” he said on a recent sunny morning while sitting in the living room of his century-old house in Helena. “I just can’t keep up, I think I’ve sold over $10,000 worth of prints and they’ve gone to like 30 countries.”
He’s become a regular at Costco, where he orders his prints, and he’s had to buy a stamp printer and fine-tune his shipping process just to keep up with demand.
“The most frustrating thing is I’ll submit an order that’s like $100 worth of prints and it took me like an hour to get it set up,” he says. “And then I get home and there’s like 13 more. And it’s great, but then you have to start that whole process over.”
Continue reading here His latest poem here
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Abbey Road Crossing snaps
Our youngest grand-daughter is the little girl wearing
the red pants. They are all waving a hello to us.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Decorah Eagles, 2012
To read up on them or to go to the camera site, go here
Friday, January 21, 2011
Do you know a golfer?
In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.
Golf is an expensive way of playing marbles.
Golf is a game in which the slowest people in the world are those in front of you, and the fastest are those behind.
Golf: A five mile walk punctuated with disappointments.
The secret of good golf is to hit the ball hard, straight and not too often.
There's no game like golf: you go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies.
Golf was once a rich man's sport, but now it has millions of poor players.
An amateur golfer is one who addresses the ball twice: once before swinging, and once again after swinging.
Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because the cart cannot count, criticize or laugh.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
'Urgent' message from Mr Kasalin Manaeme
Date: Thu Apr 1 00:15:42 CDT 2010
From: Mr Kasalin Manaeme
Subject: *Spam?* PLEASE CONTACT FED EX FOR YOU CONSIGNMENT
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
PLEASE CONTACT FED EX FOR YOU CONSIGNMENT
I have paid the delivery fee for the consignment box. All the necessary arrangement of delivering your $6.500.000.00 SUD In cash was made with FED EX COURIER COMPANY. contact MR.SYLVESTER GORAGE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FED EX COMPANY BENIN REPUBLIC ;EMAIL:(email@example.com) Send them your contacts information to enable them locate you immediately they arrived in your country with your consignment box.
SEX AND YOUR ID.
Note.The FED EX COURIER COMPANY don't know the contents of the Box.They don't know that the box contains money,I register it as a Box of PRECIOUS VALUABLE tag no:0057624. So don't reveal to them what was in the box or they will delay the box from getting to you.
GOD BLESS YOU,
I am fooling this guy in case it is a hoax. I am not giving Fed EX my sex.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
'Urgent' message from Stefan Krause
Date: Tue May 26 19:43:13 CDT 2009
From: Mr Stefan Krause
Subject: Mr. Stefan Krause Chief Financial Officer Deutsche Bank AG
Mr. Stefan Krause
Chief Financial Officer
Deutsche Bank AG
Head Office United Kingdom
1 Great Winchester Street
EC2N 2DB LONDON
I am Mr. Stefan Krause, Chief Financial Officer Deutsche Bank AG , I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you, an America Iraqi Foreign Oil Consultant /Contractor with the Chevron Petroleum Corporation Company Late Mr. Thomas Stone Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$14,500,000.00 (Twelve Million United State Dollars in my branch. Upon maturity,
I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant Chevron Petroleum Corporation Company that Thomas Stone. Died in a plane crash in Egypt Air Flight 990, 1999 air crash for more information about this crash and person you can contact this website:
Since we got this information about his death and on further investigation I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Thomas Stone did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank This sum of US$12,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of United Kingdom, at the expiration of 9 (nine) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the (U.K) Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Thomas Stone so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin.We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate administration in your favour for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Chief Financial Officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address above.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting for your urgent reply via my confidential email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There you go, have at it.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Rich man, rich man, lived on a hill.
With our money he filled his till.
Investors said, "Oh, heaven sent!"
A Ponzi scheme, to jail he went.
This home is on St. Thomas in the Carribean
for more of our Carribean cruise,
click Queen Mary 2
For more Looking at the Sky on Friday photos
click over to Crazy Working Mom…
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
People we met at our dining room on the Queen Mary 2
This couple and son ate every evening
Their little boy was sooooo cute,
especially when he wore his tux
Friday, January 02, 2009
January 3 -- Houston Hobby (HOU) to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
Dep 8:55 AM -- Arr 12:05 PM
Southwest Airlines Flight # 2896
January 3-13 -- Queen Mary 2, Cabin 4138, Cunard Cruise Line
Sail Saturday, January 3, 2009 (from Fort Lauderdale)
Cruise the Southern Caribbean
Return Tuesday, January 13, 2009 (Fort Lauderdale)
Contact phone: (877) 266-0985 [$9.50/minute] for QM2 ship
January 13 -- Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Houston Hobby (HOU)
Dep 3:30 PM -- Arr 5:35 PM
Southwest Airlines Flight # 48
Queen Mary 2 Southern Caribbean Calypso V:
Voyage -- Ship Info
Sat, Jan 3 - Fort Lauderdale
Sun-Mon, Jan 3-4-5 - at sea
Tue, 6 Jan - Curacao -- 7:00-3:00
Wed, 7 Jan - Grenada -- 10:00-8:00
Thur, 8 Jan - Barbados -- 8:00-6:00
Fri, 9 Jan - St. Lucia -- 8:00-6:00
Sat, 10 Jan - St. Kitts 8:00-6:00
Sun, 11 Jan - St. Thomas 7:00-5:00
Mon, 12 Jan - at sea
Tue, 13 Jan - Ft Lauderdale 7:00 AM
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
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