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A Book Launch for the Age(s): Deep in the Socially Distanced Woods

A Book Launch for the Age(s): Deep in the Socially Distanced Woods

What's a fledgling publishing company to do in this COVID-19 world? If you're Archimedes' Printing Shoppe & Sundry Goodes you don your mask, douse yourself in bug spray and head to the naturally socially distanced deep woods to throw a virtual book launch and signing for your debut book Gata Unbound: A Series for Ailurophiles of All Ages.

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A Marine Corps Veteran & Cat Lover Inspires Us

A Marine Corps Veteran & Cat Lover Inspires Us

An 87-year old U.S. Marine Corps veteran evicted and prosecuted for the crime of . . . wait for it . . .

. . . feeding cats.

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Inspired by a Cat Named George

Inspired by a Cat Named George

I found inspiration to make art through those that need rescuing.  Like my George, every rescued animal comes with a lesson they teach us. We learn to be better caregivers, to be better listeners by following their example, and in turn, we learn to appreciate those who are more like us than different. 

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The Not-So-Sexy Side of Rescue? Still Inspirational

The Not-So-Sexy Side of Rescue? Still Inspirational

Philadoptables, an incredible organization that helps Philadelphia’s homeless animals, was throwing its annual Love Potions fundraiser. I was honored to be their emcee and we were all honored to be guests on the radio show. I had no idea that Steve was a huge animal advocate—especially of the feline variety.

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S.J. Russell's Personal Desiderata "Lineage" Inspires Us

S.J. Russell's Personal Desiderata "Lineage" Inspires Us

I can clearly trace how I came across the wise words of the “Desiderata,” penned by Max Erhmann. It was on a bookmark handed to me by my grandfather, David Beatty Russell many moons ago.

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The Inspiration for Archimedes’ Love of Printing and Poetry: D.B. Russell

The Inspiration for Archimedes’ Love of Printing and Poetry: D.B. Russell

As the town’s printer, “Gramp,” as I called him, had a printing shop in the basement floor of his home. Long before the Internet, split-second decision making and globally provocative presidential tweeting, Gramp’s major marketing efforts for his services consisted of a simple wooden, painted sign at the street side of the shop. “D.B. Russell Printing,” it read simply. 

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