These Strange Midwestern People

I found this on the sidewalk by the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. I can’t help but wonder what specifically is so strange about Midwestern people – it remains a mystery to me.

All Adds Up

My friend found this slip of paper in the vents of his house in NE Portland, an apparent relic from its previous residents. On the front is a child playing with an adding machine. On the opposite side, a child has written “I will eat you.” This is what I imagine regarding its origin: the … Continued

Such a Good Question

I found this folded into a teeny, tiny square on the sidewalk. I picked it up and opened it. It is a timeless question.

Save the Chimpmonks!

Found this taped to a random tree deep in the heart of Brooklyn, where animal rights are held sacred. The Chipmunk has a beret and a pipe. Classic! He looks sad, maybe his pipe is empty. That’s heavy man.

Smoke in Crack

Found under the desk in my classroom.

No Nuthin

I found this sticking to a traffic cone inside the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Center. I’m assuming it’s a wet paint sign, but there was nothing being painted that I saw.    

Good Bye

I found this while hiking on my birthday this year. It was tucked carefully beneath a fallen tree on a little-used path which emptied into a clearing of wildflowers.  The handwriting appears feminine, but to what or whom she says goodbye to is left to the imagination.

Dumbest Dum Dum

I finally got around to cleaning out my backpack for the summer and found this paper crammed underneath a million other loose papers and more than a few folders. I have no idea how it got in there, who wrote it, or who Avery is, but I can tell you right now, he sure is … Continued

Perfect Reader

Cute little drawing and note that I found at the city dumps.

Benched

This flash card was in a Marxist theory textbook that I bought online, secondhand. All the margins are full of cramped, tiny, illegible notes, and this fell out of the middle.