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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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February is a good time to make a commitment. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Time to upgrade. Although flip phones are making a comeback. (Then again, so are cassette tapes.) Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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That cat looks very satisfied to me. Today's Six Chix cartoon from King Features. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Nice boxes for sale on craigslist, spotted by Adam Gibson. Adam remembered that I had spotted some earlier at a farmer's market. They were nice and sturdy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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143 years after Shakespeare died in 1616, the peevish man who owned his former house in Stratford-upon-Avon was so sick of people wanting to tour it that he had the house pulled down. He was run out of town. The same thing happened to Pope's villa in Twickenham in 1808. You can buy a Shakespeare sticker and get free shipping at LiteraryLocations.com. All 19 of our stickers are illustrated exclusively for us by Isabella Bannerman. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The brilliant author of sublime poems including Ode to a Nightingale, Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art, and Endymion. Died in 1821, just 26 years old. He asked that his tombstone say only, "Here lies One / Whose Name was writ in Water." But you can writ his name on your car bumper. You can check the sticker out and maybe a few other favorites of yours, all illustrated by Isabella Bannerman, at LiteraryLocations.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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You can read about Mahalia Jackson, her artistry and civil rights activism, here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Before he graduated from Buffalo's Central High School in 1912, my grandfather Paul Nolan went to Blessed Sacrament School. You will see that he was one of the sixth grade's two best students. This little booklet is in pretty good condition, considering it's over 110 years old. I hope some Buffalonians out there recognize a family member. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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How great is this letterhead? I'm not sure exactly when it's from. 1960s? Later today I am going to use these directions to try and get an old clock running again (the instructions are for getting the pendulum going). I am trying to avoid having to go to a clock repair store in NYC. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks for your nice comments, Alice! Not sure how old Mom was then, but I will ask. Mom is still painting--had a watercolor lesson yesterday. Lots of painters in the family on her side, including her father and two aunts.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2016 on Happy Birthday, Mom at Jim Nolan's Blog
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My friend and colleague Simon Foster has just published a terrific debut novel called "Wanderlust." You can buy an electronic copy on Amazon for a buck and enjoy the weekend reading about Aussie bar owner Luke Bales. Luke's trying to solve a murder before his NYC bar, The Billabong, gets shut down. It's funny, exciting, and the first of many Luke Bales mysteries, I'm hoping. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Have a great Monday, everyone. We'll get some snow sooner or later! Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Two new writers for our Pantheon of artists who made a difference. Illustrations by Isabella Bannerman. You can see many more at LiteraryLocations.com. The first-class envelope shipping is on us. And you can buy them right from our Literary Locations Facebook page, too, without even leaving FB. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I know, it's a little late, but I just got this and thought I'd post it. Maybe some Buffalo, NY readers may recognize a name or two in it. My father plays a Boy (Monday night) and Jared, a hostler (also Monday night). Dad was a student at the School of Practice there. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I recently sent off a few randomly chosen medium format black and white negatives shot by my grandfather Bengt Paul to ScanCafe in California ($2.49 per scan). They did a really nice job. I like the fact that these images have not seen the light of day in at least 80 years. I'm pretty sure the subject here is my grandmother Hildegard Paul. Love the light through the curtained window. I have thousands of Bengt's negatives. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
I'm not sure how she got it back, but I will ask! The family tended to save everything.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2016 on MS Kungsholm Postcard at Jim Nolan's Blog
I agree Alice!
Thanks, Alice! I think they're pretty cool!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2016 on Swedish Horse Stamps at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Aren't these beautifully drawn? The first is this week's Sunday Six Chix strip. The second is from Monday. The dog is Maverick, our friend Judi's Golden Retriever. Happy 2016 everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Bannerman Six Chix cartoon. It's progress, Rudolph... of a sort. Beautifully drawn, isn't it? Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This year's Christmas card by Six Chix cartoonist Isabella Bannerman. Happy Holidays, everyone. Below, the famous Pizza Rat video posted by Matt Little: Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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My friend Howie Mook spotted this on eBay. Sweet! Sahlen's hot dogs are—and this is not a matter of conjecture but fact—the world's finest. Especially when grilled up on a Broil-Air. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice! Merry Christmas back at you. So many wonderful pieces by you this year at alicewhitmoresblog.com!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2015 on Swedish Santa Stamp at Jim Nolan's Blog
A video by Howie Mook showing his Bitty-Q in action. Fantastic! Howie notes that he plans to make a few more in the winter months and that it's "still perfect weather here in Buffalo to grill outdoors despite it being December." Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog