It’s Thanksgiving week, so even though I wanted to write about our burgeoning relationship with the Highland Park bookstore The Pop-Hop and its wonderful owner, Sarah M. Balcomb, I will hold that off til next week. I know I don’t read much during Thanksgiving Day (and other holidays) and I didn’t want the piece to get lost in the holiday shuffle.
So I’ll do one of thos ridiculous I-am-thankful-for pieces.
- I am thankful for all the people that threw down with us back in September for LAB•FEST! That was a true highlight of the year for us (and for the damn city, if I may say so myself). It seems so long ago. I mean, it was only 2 months. But 2 months in which we opened DT•LAB…and got kicked out unceremoniously.
- I am thankful for all our authors and artists, past, present, and future, who have not only given us their trust, but have been patient through the times where we struggle with deadlines and such. Thank you to Kim Calder, Aaron Henne, Khadija Anderson, Melora Walters, Billy Burgos, José Luis Peixoto, Mike Sonksen, Linda M. Pyle, Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama, Ed Lin, Wendy C. Ortiz, Robin Maguire, Chris Kerr, Andrew Choate, Jo Scott-Coe, JT Steiny, Michael Manning and Ernest Hardy. Damn! That’s a good list of authors and artists!
- And finally—to Bun Bun, the drunk kitteh who likes to fall over and bark in order to save us, save us all.