Journal of the Month: Dave Schwartz relates the story of a heart attack that is both harrowing and (somehow) humorous in Ohkee-Doekee No. 91. Dave’s writing is matter of fact, and his journal is beautifully printed & presented, with a joke on the last page that lightens up the intense proceedings of his central essay.
Project of the Month: Now you can customize your very own Buuucket List courtesy of Laurie Kitzke. I don’t intend to kick the bucket anytime soon; however, we can always use an organizing tool – bright orange, gorgeously illustrated, who can resist?
Writing of the Month: I look forward to the October bundle every year because I know it contains Ink Cahoots which gets my vote for Project of the Year. Dave Tribby has done an outstanding job of coordinating our annual AAPA anthology – and this year’s edition contains some of the most well-crafted writing I’ve read in recent months. Kudos to every contributor and special appreciation to Dave for sharing memories of Gale Mueller.
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