Prayerful and Patriotic Homage to Barack Obama

I found this on a bench while waiting for the Lexington Ave. subway. It’s so carefully crafted and the sentiment rings so true, that I had to pick it up. Oddly, it’s drawn on the back of a truck driver’s pay stub, which I think somehow adds to the authentic feel of it. My girlfriend … Continued

Convincing love letter

I had to look up the meaning of allowing someone to do the motorboat thing.


I found this coffee filter in the street outside my neighbor’s house. It caught my attention because of the bright pink letters spelling “Hooba-shlaka.” I have no idea what it means.

Equals Life

As a teacher, I often find interesting scraps lying around. But this one, in a recycling bin, was a treasure. Someone edited it for Arielle, changing “Creek” to “Creak.” Ha ha.

Dog Luve Cat

Found at the supermarket where I work, drawn on the back of a primary school’s headed paper. For a time I couldn’t decide whether the brown was a dog or one of those dreadlocked sheep, y’know?


I found this in a DVD case I bought at a Spec’s one day.

Mmm, Unicorn

I volunteer at a food co-op in the North End. A few months back, when I was opening up, I found this pushed through the mailslot. It’s written on the back of a marker package. I posted it on the bulletin board, inconspicuously, until it fell down and I took it home. Now it lives … Continued

$120,000 Crush

I found this on the floor of a building at Stanford University while I was there for a debate tournament in February. I have no idea of any possible back-story, but it was addressed to ‘Michelle’. I’m actually a little worried that Michelle never got the note and someone just spent $120,000 in vain. Best … Continued


I found this at a nearby public library, sticking out between two books in the medical section. My guess is somebody wanted it to be found. They got their wish. (If you look closely, you will see that it’s not drawn with an ordinary #2 pencil, the lead is thicker.)