Category: Other projects

  • Thank you for watching my TEDx Talk.

    Thank you for watching my TEDx Talk.

    I was invited to speak at TEDxVienna 2022. What an amazing experience—a thrill and a privilege. The talk was called “How to Find Attention, Mindfulness, and Creativity in the Ordinary”. It was all about paying attention and “collecting with photography”, framing these activities as a way to use and grow your attention and mindfulness, and […]

  • Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

    Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

    After my company Tremendousness created The Sugary Truth video, TED-Ed asked us if we wanted to collaborate on another sugar video with Dr. Robert Lustig.

  • The Sugary Truth

    The Sugary Truth

    I started a new company last year and we made a video about the health effects of sugar. Check it out!

  • The official soundtrack of grocery shopping

    The official soundtrack of grocery shopping

    A found list + $5 + starving songwriter = Musical genius!

  • Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 1

    Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 1

    Not much else to say besides, “HOLY COW.”

  • So, what’ve you been up to?

    So, what’ve you been up to?

    Want more strange? And by strange I mean awesome. Film. Books. Fridges. Masks. Labels. Recipes. Periodic tables. Read this.

  • The Grocery List Collection is coming to Chicago…

    Hey! I will be presenting a portion of my immense collection of found grocery lists at an underground art event in Chicago, and giving a talk about the lists, collecting and my books. The event is sponsored by He Said/She Said, an exhibition and event series held in the home of Pamela Fraser and Randall […]

  • My new book: "50 Sad Chairs"

    I probably should mention that my new book is out. It’s published by the weird and wonderful folks at BlueQ. It’s a nice little photo book of the sad chairs of St. Louis. No, really. Discarded chairs in alleys. Abandoned chairs on street corners. Abused chairs on loading docks. You get the picture. You’re gonna […]

  • Presenting!

    Hey everyone, I made a little web site to help promote the release of my new book, Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost & Found. The book is basically the analog version of this site, featuring hundreds of hilarious discarded grocery lists (along with my even more hilarious commentary). Click here for more info. Anyway, […]

  • Completely unrelated to grocery lists…

    WANTED: THE WORLD’S COOLEST ROBOTS, PIRATES AND MONKEYS I’m working on a project and I need your suggestions for the coolest robots, pirates and monkeys ever. Now, of course I’ve got C-3PO, Blackbeard and Curious George on the list — I need suggestions that might not be part of the fabric of popular culture. Or […]

  • Robots. Pirates. Monkeys. And a contest with prizes.

    There’s a contest with prizes over at my semi-active, now cliche weblog Robot Pirate Monkey. Record a cover version of James Kochalka’s “Monkey Vs. Robot” and send it to me. That’s all. Everyone who does so gets a cool prize, and I’ll buy one winner something from their Amazon Wish List (priced within reason). Deadline: […]

  • Mighty Girl’s new book

    Maggie Mason: “No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog is my very first book! … Buying your copy here is better than buying it at a major retail outlet because I will sign it and caress it lovingly before mailing it to you. If you like, I will whisper […]

  • Junk Science opening, April 14

    Opening, 1 Originally uploaded by The Junk Science opening went great. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! If you missed it, the show will be up for two months at COCA. I should’ve taken more pictures, because it actually got good and crowded, but it was so much fun just talking to everyone. This […]

  • 700+ grocery lists tacked to a wall!

    Hanging the show, 4 Originally uploaded by This grocery lists collection is part of my new exhibit called Junk Science: Found objects, trash photography, strange collections and accidental art. It’s based on my many years of web projects at and here at You’ll get to see more than 700 of these lists […]

  • Grocery lists on display!

    Several hundred of the lists in this collection will be on display in my found objects/photography exhibit in St. Louis, Missouri. The gallery show is at COCA, the Center of Creative Arts, and it’s based on my many years of web projects at and More info: The opening is Friday, April 14, […]

  • Wild sandwich love

    Another blog of ours got mentioned in today’s LA Times: Have we gone blog wild? They like our I Love Sandwiches slogan: “Wherein we blog all things sandwichy!”